Dean John Athienides a.k.a Dizzy has been Deejaying for the past 37 years, and is considered to be one of South Africa’s most successful and talented dance Dj’s. Dean 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. Dean’s versatility is a huge asset, to his career as he is able to play a wide range of music, from progressive House, Trance, techno and Psy Trance.
Dean has played at events hosted Internationally by, Cream, Ministry Of Sound, Global Underground supporting Dj’s Sasha and John Digweed plus Anthony Papa, he has also played in Ibiza and at the Love Parade in 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). He also wowed the South African Public with the Liquidreams, Mother, Ice and the Camel Experience Parties, where he played to crowds of 35000.
Dean 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, Warp Brothers, Lisa Lashes, Neelix, DayDin, Interactive Noise, Perfect Stranger, Audiomatic, Ace Ventura and many more.
Talking Albums, Dean’s Ministry Of Sound-Trance Nation CD in 1999, was recognised and praised by Ministry Of Sound U.K for outstanding mixing and track selection.. .
Titles won by Dean include winning the Crystal Awards for South Africa’s Top Dj by People Magazine also the Dj Battlefield Dj competition and the SA battle of the dj’s in 1997.
Dean has a new record label called Kinetika Music Movement where he has for the last 4 years moved over into the progressive psy trance music scene and is currently Djing at a few outdoor festivals under the name Kinetika. Over the last 4 years the Kinetik brand has now established itsself with a once a month label resident night at the famous Truth underground club in Johannesburg.