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Dragan Roganovic aka Dirty South , dj / producer

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. Dirty South biography
. In a few years' time, Dirty South aka Dragan Roganovic has made an instant name for himself in the dance music industry, impressing the who’s who of international DJs, producers, media and music lovers with his ability to dish up ready-made dancefloor bombs. Born in Europe and moved to Australia when he was 13, Dragan’s thirst for music took a hold of him from a young age. Unable to afford turntables, the youngster began ‘mixing’ with an old NEC Cassette deck, while his growing fascination with production saw him re-jig his home computer and start to make beats with it using demo music software. Inspired by everyone from Led Zeppelin and later The Neptunes, Dragan focussed his attention on producing mash-ups and bootleg tracks, with his natural ability to produce devastating dancefloor weapons seeing DJs clamber for promos – something that still characterises his rampant popularity. The international attention didn’t take too long to swell either. When Dragan injected his trademark house groove into Evermore’s ‘It’s too Late’ rock hit in 2006, the entire dance music world stood up and took notice. Not only did dance luminary Pete Tong reward the track as one of his coveted ‘Essential New Tunes’ – the first Australian dance track to receive this accolade since Madison Avenue’s ‘Don’t Call Me Baby’ in 1999, but the gem was also licensed to over 30 compilations worldwide, as well as being picked up by Warner and Ultra (USA). Included on his self-titled EP of 2006 out through respected Australian imprint Vicious Vinyl, ‘It’s too Late’, topped dance charts worldwide and saw Dirty South nominated for a coveted ARIA award (Australian Recording Industry Association) - a stunning follow-up to the previous year’s nomination for his red-hot single ‘Sleazy’. ‘It’s Too Late’s’ impact was also confirmed in early 2007, with a nomination for ‘Best Alternative Dance Release’ at Miami’s ‘International Dance Music Awards’. No surprise that Dirty South stands as one of the hottest and most in-demand new artists in house music. His remixing credits read like an honour role of dance music’s finest, having reworked revered artists such as Depeche Mode, Mark Ronson, Roger Sanchez, Josh Wink, Tiësto, Chris Lake, Fedde Le Grande, Ferry Corsten and TV Rock. Recent collaborations have also seen him team up with house kingpin Carl Kennedy for the dancefloor burner ‘Baby, I’m Gonna Leave you’, as well as Brit Paul Harris with ‘Better Day’, earning Dirty South another prestigious ‘Essential New Tune’ gong from Pete Tong. While his productions go from strength to strength, Dirty South continues to excel in the DJing department. He’s toured the world, gigging throughout Europe, the UK, UAE, Canada and the USA and playing massive festivals across Australia including Good Vibrations, Future Music Festival, Summadayze, supporting the likes of Erick Morillo, Bookashade, Tom Novy, DJ Falcon and countless others. At home in Australia, he currently holds a residency with a national powerhouse club Onelove and he’s regularly touring interstate. Home stereos are likewise kept grooving with his throbbing mix compilations, having delivered stunning offerings for Vicious’ ‘Clubwork’ (2006), Australian superclub Onelove’s ‘Your Disco Will Eat You’ (2007) and Ministry of Sound’s ‘Sessions 4’ (2007) With only a few short years under his belt in the international production scene, Dirty South’s potential to achieve tremendous musical heights seems limitless. As his trademark blend of beats inspires more and more house lovers from across the globe to sit up and take notice, the future is certainly looking bright down south.


Let It Go - Dirty South ft. Rudy (Axtone)
Everybody Freakin - Dirty South & MYNC Project (CR2)
Better Day - Dirty South & Paul Harris (Toolroom)
It's Too Late - Dirty South vs Evermore (Warner)
Dirty South EP - Dirty South (Vicious)
Sleazy - Dirty South (Vicious)

Clubwork 2 (Vicious)
Onelove 5 (Sony/Bmg)
Ministry Of Sound Sessions 4 (EMI)
CR2 Live & Direct (CR2)


Tracey Thorn - Grand Canyon (Dirty South Mix)
Murk - Reach For Me (Dirty South & TV Rock Mix)
David Guetta - Baby When The Lights (Dirty South Mix)
Mark Ronson - Stop Me (Dirty South Mix)
Scenario Rock - Skitzo Dancer (TV Rock & Dirty South Mix)
Tiesto - In the Dark (Dirty South Mix)
Wink - Higher State Of Conciousness (Dirty South & TV Rock Mix)
Roger Sanchez - Not Enough (Dirty South Mix)
Kaskade - Sorry (Dirty South Mix)

(2004 - 2006)

Ferry Corsten - Watch out (Dirty South Mix)
Chris Lake - Changes (Dirty South Mix)
Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough (Dirty South Mix)
Meck - Feels Like Home (Dirty South & TV Rock Mix)
Cicada - Things You Say (Dirty South Mix)
Superbass - Don't Be Silent (Dirty South Mix)
Fedde Le Grande - P.Y.H.U.F.D. (TV Rock & Dirty South Mix)
TV Rock - Bimbo Nation (Dirty South Mix)
Spektrum - Kinda New (Dirty South Mix)
Isaac James - Body Body (Dirty South Mix)
Isaac James - Just Can't Handle This (Dirty South Mix)
Chab - Closer To Me (Dirty South Mix)
Rogue Traders - Watching You (Dirty South Mix)
T-Funk - Glamorous Life (Dirty South Mix)
Silosonic - Something (Dirty South Mix)
Gaelle - Give It Back (Dirty South Mix)
Mind Electric - Dirty Cash (Dirty South Mix)
TV Rock - Flaunt It (Dirty South Mix)
Vandalism - Never Say Never (Dirty South Mix)
Kate Alexa - Always There (Dirty South Mix)
Freemasons - Love On My Mind (TV Rock & Dirty South Mix)
mrTimothy - On My Way (mrTimothy & Dirty South Mix)
mrTimothy - Stand By Me (Dirty South Mix)
Midnight Star - Midas Touch (Dirty South Mix)
Sgt Slick Tha Muzik - (Dirty South Mix)
Stuart & Melville - Dial L (Dirty South Mix)

Listen to ...
Dirty South

Spektrum - "Kinda New" (Dirty South '07 remix)

Dirty South & Paul Harris feat Rudy - "Better Day"

Evermore vs Dirty South - "It's Too Late"

Dirty South & Mync Project - "Everybody Freakin"

Roger Sanchez - "Not Enough" (Dirty South remix)

Dirty South "Let it Go"
all version 2007

Tour dates

More info

For Australia DJ Bookings pete@exclusiveartists.com.au

For UK/Europe DJ Bookings vanessa@represents.co.uk charlotte@represents.co.uk.

FNorth and South Afrika

Next age of electronic music
Advanced audio-visual styles
2007 October

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