Dirkie 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, 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 t he int ernet . Wit h many years of t rial 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.2011 is the year Dirkie Coetzee focused all his energy and time on producing Vocal Trance. His debut Vocal T rance product ion “Never Looking Back” wit h world renowned singer and songwriter Emma Lock has given Dirkie a solid platform to showcase his ability to craft this powerful genre of music. American artist Marcia Juell is anot her one of t he world’s leading T rance Vocalists that has worked on collaborations with the rapidly rising producer from South Africa.