South African International DJ Dirkie Coetzeee

Dirkie CoetzeeDirkie Coetzee started his career in the EDM scene as a bedroom DJ way back at the tender age of 16. After spending numerous years perfecting his mixing skills he quickly started to feature in night clubs, events and radio stations around Southern Africa. It was in this time that Dirkie started to gain interest in the art of music production.

“I used to be a DJ only, but thanks to the wonderful world of music production I can now create the music I want to play.”

Without any formal training in music theory, rhythms, chord progressions, sound synthesis or music production in general, Dirkie set out to learn this fine art by scouring any available articles and tutorials available on the internet. With many years of trial and error Dirkie slowly refined his skills as a music producer to create the sounds you hear in his music today.

“It’s hard to stay motivated when you feel like you are not achieving anything with your music, but passion for music always dies a slow death and quitting is never an option for me.”

It’s this passion for music and trance music production in particular that has helped Dirkie to get his music signed to some of the best labels in the business including Black Hole Recordings, Enhanced Music, Bonzai Music, Nukleuz Records and many other respected global record labels.

2011 is the year Dirkie Coetzee focused all his energy and time on producing Vocal Trance. His debut Vocal Trance production “Never Looking Back” with world renowned singer and songwriter Emma Lock has given Dirkie a solid platform to showcase his ability to craft this powerful genre of music. Marcia Juell and the legendary Ridgewalkers as well as Jan Johnston are also some of the world’s leading Trance Vocalists that have worked on collaborations with the rapidly rising producer from South Africa who already boasts with several trance top100 releases. Dirkie has also seen worldwide support on his music by the cream of the international DJs including Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, Paul Oakenfold, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Solarstone, Lange, Andrew Rayel, Roger Shah and many other A-list DJs across the world.

Apart from a successful music production career Dirkie also hosts a radio show entitled We Are Trance on This is where Dirkie showcases trance talent from around the world in the one hour radio show aimed at bringing the listeners the best in trance.

In 2012 Dirkie was handpicked by the legendary Bonzai Progressive record label to run their trance labels as A&R and Label Manager. Dirkie has since launched his own record label entitled We Are Trance under the mighty label group as platform for his own productions as well as other exciting producers from around the globe. The We Are Trance label is also a successful event brand that boasts with event features from South Africa, Ibiza to Malta.

Since launching a successful international DJ career in 2012 have Dirkie toured to perform to crowds in Russia, Ibiza, The Netherlands, Malta and beyond.

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Dirkie Coetzee
Dirkie Coetzee

Upcoming Events

  • Sat
    10:00 pmTruth Midrand

    we are trance

  • Sat
    14h30Adrenaline Cafe Jhb

    Deep Mayhem 2017.
    The date is set with another stellar line up.
    This time we bring in the some big catz and a 2nd Trance Floor.
    Mayhem Floor
    Mark Stent
    DJ Small Paul
    Keystate (DJ Set)
    Ricardo da Costa
    Damon Biddle Dyno
    DJ Karma SA
    Kookies & Cream (Up & Coming)
    Peter V
    Laminin MUSIC
    Dj SpooKy SA
    Miami J's
    Waide Lemos
    Luca Pino (Up & Coming)
    Trance Sky Floor
    Dirkie Coetzee
    MUZIK aka Riaan Van Der Merwe
    Iain Wylder
    Corrie Theron
    Free Entry before 2pm
    Trance Sky access is R150
    No Under 21's

  • Sat
    23:30 - 1AMTruth Truth Nightclub, Midrand, Old Pretoria Road

    we are tranceOn Saturday 22 April we launch the We Are Trance Saturday Residency at Truth Nightclub. We've invited a selection of very talented local DJs to join me on the night as we launch the only dedicated #Trance night in South Africa's premier electronic nightclub. Please save the date and join us as only together WeAreTrance Lineup
    22:00 - 23:30 Corrie Theron
    23:30 - 1am Dirkie Coetzee
    1am - 2am Zack Mia
    2am - 3am Morgan
    3am - close Muzik b2b Iain Wylder
    Tickets sold at the door for R60 before 23:00 and R80 thereafter.

  • Sat
    10:00 pmTruth Club, Midrand

  • Sat
    15H00The Sound Room corner dytchley and marcius roads, 2191 Midrand, Gauteng

    E.V.E South Africa brings you an unforgettable evening of House - Electro - Progressive - Trance music featuring Top Local DJ's. We plan to breath life back into the South African dance scene. Stay tuned to our fan page for more event news and ticket release dates leading up to the EVE event on Saturday 10th June.

    Expect an Electronic Visual Experience like no other!

    Date: Saturday 10th June
    Start time: 15h00
    Venue: The Sound Room
    Tickets: Early Bird Tickets go on sale from 10th April - 1st May

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