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Dragan Roganović, best known as Dirty South, is a prominent DJ, remixer and record producer from Melbourne, Australia.
The family of Roganović relocated to Australia when he was 13 years old; his mixing career began by using a 2 deck NEC tape player to record songs from radio. By then using the pause and play tracks together he created mixtapes to distribute to his friends and by the year 2000 he bought a set of decks to mix in the more traditional style.
Roganovic’s producing career developed in tandem to his DJ’ing career, he used his family computer to create remixes and mashups of other artists tracks and distributed them which caught the attention of Australian Vicious Vinyl records who signed him up in 2005 and allowed him to first prove his skills by remixing and then later creating his own tracks.
In late 2006 he achieved #1 position in the Australian Club Charts with his remix of It’s Too Late by Evermore and was the first Australian artist since 1999 to win one of Pete Tongs ‘Essential New Tune’. awards It not only rocked the Australian dancing scene, but It’s Too Late was also a massive anthem worldwide.
Dirty South teamed up with UK DJ Paul Harris in 2007 and produced Better Day, which earned Dirty South another essential radio play by Pete Tong. He also remixed a number of songs including Reach For Me, Feels Like Home and Higher State of Consciousness with fellow Melburnians TV Rock. Late July he joined together with MYNC Project to release Everybody Freakin’. But Dirty South’s biggest honour came when his new single Let It Go got released on Axwell’s record label Axtone.
Dirty South provided a remix for Kaskade’s song Sorry. The remix has been nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording. – Dirty South on Wikipedia