Swedish House Mafia Pick Tong’s Essential New Tune—“Walking Alone” By Dirty South x Those Usual Suspects Takes It

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Dirty South’s summer anthem “Alive” (released at the end of July) made quiet a bit of noise on dancefloors. If you missed it, you can pick it up via Beatport here.

Dragan Roganović (that’s Dirty South’s real name, btw) is back with another monster, “Walking Alone.” It has him teaming up with fellow Australian DJ/ producers Those Usual Suspects and by the sound of it it’s going to be the big room anthem for the winter months. For one, the tune just got a Swedish House Mafia bump when they dubbed it their “Essential New Tune” during their takeover of Pete Tong’s legendary Friday night Radio 1 show. Huge. Huge. What else can you say when Swedish House Mafia gets carte blanche to pick a tune and they go with yours. The stars are aligned to say the least.

Riding high on the SHM endorsement, Dirty South has announced that he will embark on his largest North American tour to date. If you hit up Nocturnal Wonderland you might have caught him there as that’s where the tour kicked off. Fret not, though, festivities will continue into mid November with pre-Thanksgiving gigs in New York City and a twin bill in Miami.

For the die hards out there, Dirty South is organizing some “meet and greets” on select dates during the tour: September 30 at Marquee in Las Vegas, October 8th at The Mid in Chicago, October 13 at Beta in Denver, October 15 at Ruby Skye in San Francisco and Guvernment in Toronto.

There's also a photo competition happening for “Walking Alone” and it's pretty dope. The whole idea is to get fans to interpret “Walking Alone” through images—to capture that feeling it gives you. If the tune hits you in the gut and speaks loudly, get those cameras and phones out and put your creative cap on.

To share your image with Dirty South simply upload to your photo to Facebook and tag "Dirty South" in it (it will then appear under his photos tab) or on Twitter send him the link in a tweet containing @dirtysouth and the hashtag #walkingalone. One first prize winner will receive one pair of Audio-Technica PRO700MK2 headphones while four runner-ups will each receive a pair of Audio-Technica CK400i headphones with integrated control for iPhone/iPad and other devices.

North American Tour Dates:

  1. Sep 30 @ Marquee in Las Vegas***

  2. Oct 1 @ Music Hall in London, Ontario

  3. Oct 3 @ Borgata @ Mur Mur in Atlantic City, NJ

  4. Oct 4 @ Shrine in Manshantucket, CT

  5. Oct 7 @ Vain in Orlando, FL

  6. Oct 8 @ The Mid in Chicago, IL***

  7. Oct 9 @ Marquee Pool in Las Vegas, NV

  8. Oct 13 @ BETA in Denver, CO***

  9. Oct 14 @ Marquee in Las Vegas, NV

  10. Oct 15 @ Ruby Skye in San Francisco, CA***

  11. Oct 16 @ AWOL @ Me Cabo in Cabo San Lucas, MX

  12. Oct 21 @ Lansing Centre in Lansing, MI

  13. Oct 22 @ Guvernment in Toronto, ON***

  14. Oct 28 @ Voodoo Festival in New Orleans, LA

  15. Oct 29 @ Fur in Washington, DC

  16. Nov 11 @ Pacha in New York, NY

  17. Nov 12 @ Mansion in Miami, FL

  18. Nov 13 @ Set in Miami, FL

***Indicates meet and greet event