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Still on a high from his landmark debut studio album ‘Speed Of Life’, Dirty South continues his recent spree of success with a remix for Owsla-signed dubstep threesome Monsta’s upcoming single, ‘Messiah’. Extending on the magic that has made him one of the more recognized remixers over the past few years, Dirty South adds a bed of uplifting synths to vocalist Skaar’s sinewy voice, replacing the dubstep stylings of the original with that of his own, anthemic instrumental builds.

Out now on Beatport

Still on a high from his landmark debut studio album ‘Speed Of Life’, Dirty South continues his recent spree of success with a remix for Owsla-signed dubstep threesome Monsta’s upcoming single, ‘Messiah’. Extending on the magic that has made him one of the more recognized remixers over the past few years, Dirty South adds a bed of uplifting synths to vocalist Skaar’s sinewy voice, replacing the dubstep stylings of the original with that of his own, anthemic instrumental builds.

The full remix will premiere on Earmilk.com April 15th. Release date to follow.

Still on a high from remixing the vocal version of Rune RK’s ‘Teacup’ for Spinnin’ Records, Haitian Phazing protégé Michael Brun returns to remix duties to give us his take on one of the singles off Dirty South’s recent debut album, ‘Speed Of Life’.

Using his signature progressive sound scope, Brun swaps the U2-like instrumental of ‘Your Heart’ for a whirlwind of melodic leads, utilizing the soft, rock-edged vocals of Joe Gil with a crescendo of caressing synths.

Out now on iTunes.
(Worldwide release coming soon)

First played exclusively for fans in attendance of his performance at the Sirius XM headquarters back in mid November, a high-quality preview of Jacques Lu Cont’s much-anticipated remix of Dirty South and Alesso’s ‘City Of Dreams’ has finally surfaced, courtesy of last night’s Essential Mix by Dirty South himself.

Away from all things fist-pumping, Stuart Price’s remix maintains the blissful vibe of the original but in a considerably calmer and more collected sense. Armed with an array of effortlessly beautiful melodies, Price utilises Rudy’s haunting vocals without so much as a hint of misplaced emotion.

More info on the release as we get it.

Adding further momentum to his recent spree of success, Australian producer Dirty South returns to the airwaves of BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix following his 2008 debut with an emotional two hours of tracks from his newly released debut album, “Speed Of Life”, as well as a bevy of unreleased music.

In a whirlwind session of upfront crowd pleasers and exclusive picks from the cream of his imprint’s young roster, Dragan Roganović’s fluid mixing style and knack for mashups sees his approach to live performances translate seamlessly into his second Essential Mix. With the addition of unreleased tracks from Pryda, Size Records and Nom De Strip, this two-hour run shows the Australian at his best, sailing through a slew of different styles before finishing things off with a humble tribute to the recently passed away Aussie DJ Ajax.

Tracklist:

01. Dirty South – Speed Of Life [Phazing] w/ Dirty South & Alesso feat. Ruben Haze – City Of Dreams (Acapella)
02. Dirty South & Michael Brun – Rift [Phazing] w/ Evermore – It’s Too Late (Acapella)
03. Those Usual Suspects – Blaze (Dirty South Edit) w/ Dirty South & Those Usual Suspects feat. Erik Hecht – Walking Alone (Acapella)
04. Dirty South – Reset [Phazing] w/ Miike Snow – Devil’s Work (Acapella)
05. Dannic – Clobber [Toolroom]
06. Ivan Gough vs Steve Bleas & Stevie Mink – Boom [Size] w/ Gregor Salto – Azumba [Mixmash] w/ Eric Prydz – Every Day [Virgin]
07. Pryda – F.A.T
08. Alex Kenji & Federico Scavo – 1234 [Hotfingers]
09. Nom De Strip – Techno Saturday [Mau5trap]
10. Deadmau5 & Wolfgang Gartner – Channel 42 (Nom De Strip Remix) [Mau5trap]
11. Tommy Trash – Monkey See Monkey Do (Tom Staar Remix) [Mau5trap]
12. Dirty South & Deniz Koyu – Halo [Phazing] w/ David Guetta, Sebastian Ingrosso & Dirty South – How Soon Is Now (Acapella)
13. Michael Brun feat. Zashanell – Halfway [Phazing]
14. Ummet Ozcan – Here & Now [Spinnin]
15. Dirty South feat. Ruben Haze – Gods (Extended Mix) [Phazing]
16. Felix Da Housecat feat. Miss Kittin – Silver Screen Shower Scene (Jacques Lu Cont ‘Thin White Duke’ Mix) 
17. Dirty South – Champions (Extended Mix) [Phazing]
18. M83 – Midnight City (Eric Prydz Remix) [Naïve]
19. The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Axwell & Dirty South Instrumental Remix) [Glassnote]
20. Sebjak & Marcus Shossow – Liceu [Size]
21. Dirty South feat. Rudy – Something Like You (Extended Mix) [Phazing]
22. DubVision – Redux [Spinnin]
23. Dirty South feat. Joe Gil – Until The End (Extended Mix) [Phazing]
24. Dirty South & Alesso feat. Ruben Haze – City Of Dreams (Jacques Lu Cont Remix) [Phazing]
25. Lumi – Taste Of Life (Ajax Remix – Dirty South Edit) [Sweat It Out]

With an unprecedented discography of originals and high-profile remixes already behind him, Australia’s Dirty South drops his debut full-length offering “Speed of Life” enroute to WMC in a bid to show the full potential of the album concept. True to its title and inspired by the different moods and energy surges of Dragan Roganović and the hectic global tendencies that saw the album created almost entirely on the road,” Speed of Life” is by very nature an album of musical balance. Despite being more commonly associated with an emotive peak time output through his Phazing imprint, the album looks forward rather than relying on the steps behind it.

“Speed Of Life” is today exclusively on iTunes.

Kicked off with ‘Gods’, a powerful yet melodic snapshot of Dirty South’s instrumental aptitude alongside Rudy, further unique snapshots ‘Until The End’ and ‘Your Heart’ match thick skinned composition with the uplifting vocal tendencies that Dirty South has come to hallmark, benefitting considerably from Joe Gil’s slick vocal assets. While tracks such as ‘Champions’ emphasize his ability to match the with club proof energy, the outspoken ‘Sunrise’ acts as a firm reminder to the sheer coherent latitude that has forged Dirty South as an image of creative substance upon the modern industry skyline.

Where others have used the full-length format as a dumping ground for B-sides and inconsistent collaborations, “Speed of Life” is as much a journey piece in its own right as it is an aural landmark to the various dimensions of the Australian producer’s whirlwind career. In one of the more mature yet meticulous balancing of modern club fuel and upfront musical ingenuity, this full-length debut shows that far from burning out on the global club circuit, Dirty South has found creative absolution in the face of dance music’s alleged heyday. Balance in place and quality at a high, the life and times of Dragan Roganović are unlikely to slow down in the wake of this full-length landmark for artist and industry alike.

Words by Dan Carter

A balance of peaks and valleys, fast and slow and the Australian producer’s uncanny production dexterity, Dirty South’s upcoming debut studio album, appropriately titled ‘Speed Of Life’, has sparked a positive flurry of enthusiasm of late. But while previous previews have showcased the Aussie’s penchant for blissful melodies and emotive vocals, the latest taster sees Dragan take something of a U-turn for the considerably heavier domains of Dance music. Encompassing propulsive drum work and a raw, Electro-oriented sound scope, ‘Champions’ pays further testament to Dirty South’s undisturbed knack for taking the familiar and making it his own.

Out March 5th.

Fresh off unveiling ‘Until The End’ to much acclaim and with a mere week left till the release of “Speed Of Life”, Dirty South continues to keep things emotional for the album’s previously unheard second collaboration with Los Angeles singer Joe Gil, ‘Your Heart’.

Embracing a slightly calmer mindset, ‘Your Heart’ employs Gil’s heart-warming vocals to hover over light, toe-tapping synths and subtle low-end riffage, scoring yet another bull’s eye for his quite possibly most significant milestone to date.

Out March 5th.

As an undisputed master of blissful melodies, it should come as no surprise that the first single from Dirty South’s highly-anticipated debut album comes packed with emotion. Assisted by Los Angeles-based singer Joe Gil, ‘Until The End’ features as a cornerstone of the soundtrack to what has come out of Dirty South’s close to ten-year-long recording career.

Ditching the thrills of overcomplicated effects, Dirty South adds summery guitar riffs to a bed of euphoric synth rolls and Joe Gil’s haunting vocals to create what can rightly be described as a work of art.

Out March 5th as part of “Speed Of Life”.

As the momentum continues to build around Dirty South’s forthcoming debut studio album ‘Speed Of Life’, the Australian producer teams up with Samsung Mobile USA to release a track from the album free of charge.

Leading with majestic melodies and dark, chugging beats, ‘Super Sounds’ hits the middle-ground between what we normally associate with Dirty South and the renowned melodic work of Madeon with convincing stamina.

Download ‘Super Sounds’ for free over at Samsung Mobile USA’s Facebook fan page and hear Dirty South talk us through the ten track-album in the making-of video below.

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