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Dirty South - Producer, DJ, & Director

Dirty South, otherwise known as Dragan Roganović, is a man of many styles. If you only know him from his breakthrough collaboration with Alesso, City of Dreams, then you are missing out on an incredibly talented and diverse musician; Roganović is capable of producing in many styles ranging from anthemic bigroom to beautiful indie-electronic music.

Even before City of Dreams was released in 2013, Dirty South had already been collaborating with industry powerhouses like David Guetta, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell and Mark Knight, in addition to producing songs on two of Example’s albums. The diversity of these collaborations showed his interest in multiple styles of electronic music, and foreshadowed the direction his future productions would take.

Following the success of City of Dreams in 2013, Roganović’s debut album Speed of Life was released. A majority of the album features the high energy house sound that the Dirty South moniker had come to be famous for, mixed in with some deeper cuts that quickly became fan-favorites. The first and title track, Speed of Life, opens the album with a massive four-minute intro that blends strings, synths and drums into a buildup of epic proportions. His diverse style is especially shown through Sunset and Sunrise, a pair of downtempo tracks, that do justice to the events after which they are named and help the album to breath when played front to back.

One short year after Speed of Life, With You was released. This album catapulted Roganović into a different artistic dimension, choosing to forgo the powerhouse festival sound entirely for one that aligned closer to indie-electronic. Oh, and it was the soundtrack to a 38-minute film he directed. Every single song features a vocalist, and even though the majority of the album is at house tempo, none of it feels like it was written with a club in mind. These are full, dynamic songs that each paint a beautiful story and cement Dirty South as one of the industries most talented.

After these albums, the talented producer took a hard-earned break, and his singles and remixes slowed down during 2015 and 2016. He has recently started releasing on Anjunabeats with two singles, one including a remix he made of his own song. He did not choose to move toward the bigroom trance sound Anjunabeats has become known for, but instead capitalized on Anuja’s new progressive interest with records that blend the different styles showcased on his two albums.

Through and through Dirty South is an accredited, accomplished, and variable musician. This is shown not only in his productions, but also in his DJ sets. If you’re lucky enough to catch an extended set you can expect to see his full catalogue of interests from deep house, to progressive, to anthemic bigroom.

He will be playing a very special and rare 6.5 hour set at Kingdom Austin this upcoming Friday courtesy of RealMusic Events. You do not want to miss it.

Dirty South, otherwise known as Dragan Roganović, is a man of many styles. If you only know him from his breakthrough collaboration with Alesso, City of Dreams, then you are missing out on an incredibly talented and diverse musician; Roganović is capable of producing in many styles ranging from anthemic bigroom to beautiful indie-electronic music.

Even before City of Dreams was released in 2013, Dirty South had already been collaborating with industry powerhouses like David Guetta, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell and Mark Knight, in addition to producing songs on two of Example’s albums. The diversity of these collaborations showed his interest in multiple styles of electronic music, and foreshadowed the direction his future productions would take.

Following the success of City of Dreams in 2013, Roganović’s debut album Speed of Life was released. A majority of the album features the high energy house sound that the Dirty South moniker had come to be famous for, mixed in with some deeper cuts that quickly became fan-favorites. The first and title track, Speed of Life, opens the album with a massive four-minute intro that blends strings, synths and drums into a buildup of epic proportions. His diverse style is especially shown through Sunset and Sunrise, a pair of downtempo tracks, that do justice to the events after which they are named and help the album to breath when played front to back.

One short year after Speed of Life, With You was released. This album catapulted Roganović into a different artistic dimension, choosing to forgo the powerhouse festival sound entirely for one that aligned closer to indie-electronic. Oh, and it was the soundtrack to a 38-minute film he directed. Every single song features a vocalist, and even though the majority of the album is at house tempo, none of it feels like it was written with a club in mind. These are full, dynamic songs that each paint a beautiful story and cement Dirty South as one of the industries most talented.

After these albums, the talented producer took a hard-earned break, and his singles and remixes slowed down during 2015 and 2016. He has recently started releasing on Anjunabeats with two singles, one including a remix he made of his own song. He did not choose to move toward the bigroom trance sound Anjunabeats has become known for, but instead capitalized on Anuja’s new progressive interest with records that blend the different styles showcased on his two albums.

Through and through Dirty South is an accredited, accomplished, and variable musician. This is shown not only in his productions, but also in his DJ sets. If you’re lucky enough to catch an extended set you can expect to see his full catalogue of interests from deep house, to progressive, to anthemic bigroom.

He will be playing a very special and rare 6.5 hour set at Kingdom Austin this upcoming Friday courtesy of RealMusic Events. You do not want to miss it.

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