Dirty South Bio

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Born in Belgrade, Serbia and relocating to Melbourne, Australia when he was 13, Grammy nominated DJ/Producer Dirty South, aka Dragan Roganovic, kick started his musical journey by releasing his first official production in 2004, and Dirty South was born. Soon after that, there was an invasion of Dirty South releases and remixes. In 2005 and 2006, Dirty South was nominated for the renowned Australian Music Industry’s top accolade, the ARIA awards and in 2007 he took home the “Best Producer” trophy at the inthemix top 50 awards. He did that again the following year and added best local DJ to his awards list. Since then, there have been many nominations, awards and accolades, including numerous “Essential New Tune” gongs by the legendary Pete Tong, who hosts the leading weekly global dance radio show The Essential Selection. Besides the successes he has had on his own, with releases like “It’s Too Late,” “Let It Go,” “The End,” and “Alamo,” Dirty South has joined forces with some of best producers in the world and created anthems such as “Open Your Heart” with Axwell and “How Soon Is Now” with David Guetta and Sebastian Ingrosso. On the remix tip, Dirty South has given the remix treatment to some of the most recognizable names in the music industry including U2, Snoop Dogg, Tracey Thorn, Depeche Mode, David Guetta and Josh Wink. Alongside his productions, Dirty South started developing his DJ career. At first Australian turf was covered many times, but then the demand spread overseas, and soon enough he was playing for some of the best clubs and festivals across the globe, including Ultra Music Festival, Pacha (Ibiza & New York), Ministry of Sound, Space, Vanguard, Creamfields, Global Gathering, Sensation White and many others. The heavy touring paidoff, and in 2008, Dirty South was voted No.74 in the DJ Mag Top 100 competition. In August 2012, Dirty South released the single “City of Dreams” with Alesso featuring vocals from Ruben Haze. It was initially released exclusively on Beatport and it reached the #1 position on the Beatport Top 100 its first week of release. In support of “City of Dreams,” Dirty South embarked on his City of Dreams Tour in 2012. The 30+ stop tour took him across North America and included venues such as New York’s Roseland Ballroom and Los Angeles’ Palladium.


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