Ryan has in his 7 years in the scene, quickly become one of the most influential DJ's in the country. He has won numerous awards (2001: SA City Life DJ & UDMA Deep House DJ & Overall Best DJ, SL Magazine DJ of 2001, SA City Life DJ of 2000, Epic Magazine DJ of 1999), the unqualified respect of his peers, and adulation on any dance floor, prove that Ryan is a DJ that is taking our local beat to the next level.
As a producer and A&R. on his own South African label, Platform Records he is forcing the international dance scene to sit up and take notice of the Cape Town sound. His production success with "Haya" reaching No. 10 on 5FM Top40 is the tip of the iceberg, with vinyl releases on Dutch label Extrema with "Purple Ohm", and "Need It" & "FunkDust" released on Belgium label StartStop Records. His first mixed CD released in early 2001 "Deeper Sound of Ryan Dent" has reached sales of over 10 000 copies.
Ryan started mixing in early 1994 on inventive set-ups using twin amps and an array of music, he has owned his own nightclub, played live to 7500, opened for Carl Cox & Deep Dish (Pharcyde) & been resident at every house club in Cape Town from G-Spot to Sutra.
His raw energy & talent has taken him Europe every year since 2001 to play alongside house legends Gene Farris, Derrick Carter & Tom Middleton from London to Paris to Amsterdam to Barcelona to Eindhoven!
Given complete creative control to exhibit his full stratospheric deck dexterity, there is no telling where this sonic alchemist might take you. Open wide! This dentist operates on your behalf.
Dj Cafe Sol, Amsterdam
Club Stalker, Haarlem
Kasteel Hoensbroek, Hoensbroek