Dragan Roganović (born 1978), better known by his stage name Dirty South is a Grammy-nominated, Serbian-Australian DJ, remixer and record producer based in Melbourne.
orn in Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia, now Serbia, Dirty South’s producing career developed in tandem with his DJ’ing career. He got his start at the age of 13 after he relocated to Melbourne, Australia, where he currently resides. Influenced by everything around him, the artist started improvising with his old NEC Hi-Fi and mixing with the tape decks, and then started making bootlegs and mashups, which eventually lead to getting a computer, software, and keyboard that resulted in his first official production in 2004 as Dirty South. He used his family computer to create remixes and mashups of other artists’ tracks and distributed them worldwide, which caught the attention of Australian Vicious Vinyl records, who signed him in 2005.
Since then, the Australian-based DJ has received numerous honors for his work, including: two ARIA nominations (Australian Music Industry’s top accolade) for “Best Dance Release” in 2005 and 2006, he was voted “Most Popular Producer Nationally” in the 2007 InTheMix 50 DJ Poll, he achieved the number one position in the Australian Club Charts with his remix of It’s Too Late by Evermore in late 2006, and he was the first Australian artist since 1999 to win one of Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune awards. He also ranked second in the annual InTheMix 50 DJ Poll in 2007 and he has been ranked in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJ poll every year since 2007