Dean John Athienides a.k.a Dizzy has been Djing for the past twenty years, and is considered to be one of South Africa's most successful and talented dance dj's.
Dizzy has played residencies in over hundred night clubs in his career, he has played at the top dance events in the country and has been featured at these events for as long as the trend has been around. Dizzy's versatility is a huge asset, to his career as he is able to play a wide range of music, from progressive house to Hardstyle/Hardbass/Trance. Dizzy has played at Parties hosted Internationally by, Cream, Ministry Of Sound, Global Underground's Northern Exposure supporting Dj's Sasha and John Digweed plus Anthony Papa, he has played in Ibiza and at the Love Parade 2000 where he performed for 1.3 million people in Berlin alongside Kai Tracid. As well as Clubs Overseas, Stern radio (Berlin), Matrix (Berlin), XS (Berlin), Time of Change (Spain) and Goliath Party (Hamburg). Dizzy has also played alongside International Dj's at home in South Africa, the likes of: UK's Carl Cox, Tall Paul, Tony De Vit, Mr C (The End Club), Germany's Paul Van Dyk, Commander Tom, Dj Mind-X and very recently played a country wide tour with the infamous Warp Brothers who gave Dizzy credit for being one of the best Deejays they have ever played with.
Dizzy also wowed the South African Public with the Liquidreams Parties and the Camel Experience Party, where he played to crowds of 35000 adorning fans.
More Recently he played in Switzerland at gateONE in Bern and headlined with the likes of dj Spoke, Mind-X, Max B Grant and Fabio. He also completed a third successful tour to Germany, where he played at the Goliath Event in Hamburg with Commander Tom to a crowd of 15,000.
Talking Albums, Dizzy's Ministry Of Sound-Trance Nation cd, was recognised and praised by Ministry Of Sound U.K for outstanding mixing and track selection and is said to be the first of its kind in South Africa.
Dizzy is in the process of writing and producing his 13th album, called "DIZZY-
ANOTHER LEVEL". The album will feature 12 original tracks comprising of a German Hard Trance to the Hardbass sound of today's Trance.
The Album is due for release end 2003. The new singles from the album, Firstwave – Galaxy Raiders, Kiako Sakura -- Rush and Loops Of Infinity are currently ripping up the dance floors.
Dizzy has recently had a remix signed by Ministry of Sound USA, featured on Trance Nation 1 USA (Profundo -- "Do what you want") the Dizzology mix. Also Dj Mind-X of Harem Records Germany has signed his track Galaxy Raiders "Firstwave" Dizzy also just released his second track on Dizzology Records called Rush-Rush by Kiako Sakura.
Titles won by Dizzy include recently winning the Crystal Award for South Africa's Top Dj by People Magazine also the Dj Battlefield Dj competition.
DIZZY'S SINGLES RELEASES:* Pipe dreams (top 10 radio single) * The Basis of life * Zooloo * Loops of infinity * Firtswave -- Galaxy Raiders (Harem Records Germany) * Do what you want -- Profundo (Ministry of Sound) * The Future – Protexion * Rush -- Kiako Sakura * Music's hypnotizing -- Galaxy Raiders
DISCOGRAPHY ALBUMS:* ESP EP2 * Nexus Album * Ice Project D Album * DJSA Vol.2 * Double Trouble Vol.1 * Double Trouble Vol.2 * Double Trouble Vol.3 * Double Trouble Vol.4 * Ministry Of Sounds Trance Nation * Spectrum vol.1 * Spectrum vol.2 * Spectrum vol.3
20 Years +
Bellanapoli, Masquerades,Whitehorse, Gates, Plum Crazy, E.S.P, Nexus, 330, Numbers, Nine 30, Gallery, Dockside, 96 Degrees, The Zone, Evolution, Truth, Hideout, Skylite Lounge, The doors, Reds, Pharos, Camel, Mother, Ice, Liquidreams, Fantazia, Bluehouse, Krush, Warp, Sphere, Liquid D, Synergy, Love Parade (germany) Goliath(Germany)gateOne (Switzerland), Spiritual Awakening, Dreamscape, H20, Splash. ect…