Sean Fleisher ’17 and Hugh Grygiel ’17
It has been confirmed that a Grammy nominated DJ and producer will be performing at this year’s Spring Weekend concert. Dragan Roganovic, better known as Dirty South, is a Serbian-Australian musician who has earned much fame in the global electronic dance music scene.
After being signed by Vicious Vinyl Records in 2005, Dirty South’s tracks swept Australia and earned him several awards including a Grammy nomination, two ARIA nominations, a winning vote for “Most Popular Producer Nationally” in the 2007 InTheMix 50 DJ Poll, and an Essential New Tune award by the legendary Pete Tong. Following the success of his own releases, Dirty South has collaborated with numerous world-class producers including David Guetta, Sebastian Ingrosso, Thomas Gold, and Axwell. He’s also remixed tracks for artists such as Snoop Dogg, The Pussycat Dolls, Kaskade, Skylar Grey, and U2.
In 2012, Dirty South shared the studio with Alesso, who played at last year’s Spring Weekend concert, in creating their global smash hit “City of Dreams” featuring Ruben Haze. In support of this track, Dragan announced his largest North American tour to date, the City of Dreams Tour, which stopped at venues such as New York’s Roseland Ballroom and Los Angeles’ Palladium. In addition, Dirty South’s 2013 debut full length album, Speed of Life, has garnered much attention and positive reviews as a carefully crafted LP that pushed the limits of its genre.
There’s no slowing down as 2014 is slated to be an even bigger year for Dirty South. He’s already begun work on his second album (TBA), announced a residency at LIGHT nightclub in Las Vegas, and continues to push out releases on his own label, Phazing Records.
Trinity College Barnyard Entertainment can’t be more excited for Dirty South to play at Spring Weekend, and we hope you all are too. Don’t miss his performance on April 26th at 3:00pm on the LSC Quad!