Grammy Nominated DJ and Producer Dragan Roganovic, better known as Dirty South, is no stranger to the dance scene. The Serb native relocated to Melbourne, Australia at the age of 13 and began dabbling with his old NEC Hi-Fi and mixing with the tape decks. His remixes and mashups eventually caught the attention of Australian Vicious Vinyl Records, who signed him in 2005. Dirty South’s tracks swept Australia and earned him several awards including a Grammy nomination, two ARIA nominations, a winning vote for “Most Popular Producer Nationally” in the 2007 InTheMix 50 DJ Poll, and an Essential New Tune award by the legendary Pete Tong.
Following the success of his own releases, Dirty South has collaborated with numerous world-renowned producers including David Guetta, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Thomas Gold. He’s also shared the studio with Axwell in creating their Grammy nominated (Dragan’s second nomination) remix of the Temper Trap’s “Sweet Disposition” and with Alesso for the global smash hit “City Of Dreams” featuring Ruben Haze. It was in between the 30+ stops of his North American tour that he produced most of the tracks on his debut full length, Speed of Life. The 2013 debut has garnered much attention and positive reviews as a carefully crafted LP that pushed the limits of its genre.
There’s no slowing down as 2014 is slated to be even bigger for Dirty South. He’s already begun work on his second album (TBA), announced a residency at the LIGHT Vegas, and continues to push out releases on his label, Phazing Records.