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Richard Santana is well known in South Africa and followedclosely by a massive fan base since 1998. Though hiscareer started at the age of 15 at xenon in Portugal andthen went on to his first residency to Greens Nightclub forthe year to follow.Recently signed to legendary techno label Yin Yang recordsas well as Baroque records Richard Santana now launcheshimself onto the international scene.It was in South Africa performing for events such as theunforgettable Mother events by Mother productions whendiscovered by promoter and organizer Peter White that hiscareer reached a new level. It was from then that RichardSantana was booked to perform at most events including:Ice festivals from Ice Productions South Africa, Dreamscape,Unity festivals and H2O. Over all past residencies held,currently Richard Santana holds a residency at the famousTruth nightclub, which considered Johannesburg’s topunderground Club and has had the opportunity to playalongside world renowned internationals such as: Armin VanBuuren, Paul Van Dyk, Carl Cox, Cosmic Gate, FerryCorsten, Mauro Picotto, Judge Jules, Pete Tong, JuniorSanchez, Jeremy Healy, Amos, The Shamin, Mr C, NickWarren, K-Klass, The orb, Sasha, Jon Digweed, DaveSeamen, Yves De Reuter, DJ Jan, Reg and Phillip PaulGlazby, to mention a few.His passion and devotion for the music has best describedas “flawless” and in March 1999 only at the age of 20 hewon the prestigious South African DJ of the yearcompetition. With both local and international judges, thecompetition included some of South Africa’s finest DJ’s,playing to an audience of 8000 people. Since then RichardSantana aka Speedy continued to surprise his fans andwas honoured as DJ of the year for 3 continuous years andaccepting the people’s crystal awards for best DJ in 2001,2003 and 2006. Derek the Bandit from 5fm recognized andawarded DJ Speedy as the hardest working DJ for 2001,2004 and 2009. Over all Richard Santana’s success he always keepsproducing, improving the sound of SA’s underground DanceCulture which led him to mix a range of CD compilations.Together with the Operators Richard Santana releasedFY2K and yet another achievement was reached when histitled single “Awake” reached number 1 on 5fm (SA’s Topradio station) in South Africa. Richard Santana has recently signed 3 tracks for worldwide release with majorinternational labels Ying Yang records as well as BaroqueRecords, this is expected to propel him to new heights in theinternational EDM scene.This continued success story has allowed him to play inPortugal, Spain, Holland, Pakistan, and Dubai and Belgiumwhere Richard Santana enjoyed an extensive tour. It wasthen that his track called “Sanity” was exclusive licensed forthe European market. His appearances are always constantand tours nationally always leaving his fans in despair forhis return.Richard Santana’s achievements in the Dance Culture inSouth Africa has allowed him host his own techno eventssuch as LOOP. With all his successes Richard Santanarelentlessly looks to his future with excitement and willcontinue to be rated as one South African’s leadingproducer and DJ for years to come, always with that finalremembrance of perfection left with his fans.

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