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Dirty South Returns to Electric Zoo

Posted 08 Jun, 2011

Man, it was amazing. It was like my favorite New York gig ever!” said Dirty South, fresh off his performance at Electric Zoo Festival last year.  

Now with a new mix compilation, more hit remixes, and second Grammy nomination under his belt, Dirty South returns to Electric Zoo 2011 to put thousands of electronic dance music lovers back under his spell.

It’s been an amazing ride for Dirty South, a.k.a. Dragan Roganovic. Born in Belgrade, Serbia and relocating to Melbourne, Australia when he was 13, Dragan’s musical journey was influenced by everything around him. Like many other youngsters starting out in the music biz, Dragan couldn’t afford turntables but he managed to improvise with his old NEC Hi-Fi and started mixing with the tape decks. After taking the next step with a brand new computer, software and keyboards, he released his first official production in 2004 and Dirty South was born.

An invasion of Dirty South releases and remixes followed, which instantly earned nominations, awards and accolades: “Essential New Tune” labels by the legendary Pete Tong, Grammy Award nominations in Best Remix for Kaskade’s “Sorry” and The Temper Trap’s “Sweet Disposition” (with Axwell) and more. 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. And it’s no surprise that he’s remixed some of the most recognizable names in the music industry including U2, Snoop Dogg, Depeche Mode and Josh Wink.

In between his heavy touring schedule of the world’s top clubs and festivals, Dirty South has always found time to do a yearly mix CD, putting his name down to compilations for labels such as Ministry Of Sound, Toolroom Records, Cr2 and SONY. As Electric Zoo fans know, last summer Dirty South released “Phazing,” one of 2010’s biggest dance anthems, which has since gone on to become a global clubbing concept reaching galactic heights.

Dirty South recently released a colossal remix of Diddy Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey’s Billboard smash single “Coming Home,” a track full of dirty growling synths, a sultry, sexy vocal, huge breakdowns and – of course – a few interjections from Diddy himself. And on June 21, this unstoppable artist releases ‘Strictly Dirty South,’ 2-CD compilation featuring classics from the legendary house label Strictly Rhythm and Dirty South originals, remixes and extra special edits.

Said Dirty South, “The first disc is a reflection of my 'old school' house music and it features some of the tracks I grew up with, while the second disc is basically the sound that I currently play at my shows and these are the biggest tracks of today.”

So pick up a copy and get ready to experience it live when Dirty South hits the stage at Electric Zoo on Saturday, September 3, 2011!

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