Maybe Nashville isn’t far enough down for me to get this artist’s name, because I’d like to think we are pretty clean.
If you didn’t get the hint, our artist of the week is none other than Dirty South.
Dirty South, born in Serbia, started his career at the age of 13 after he relocated to Australia. He broke into the EDM scene making bootlegs and mashups. Those lead to his start as a DJ in 2004. Which then led to him getting signed, in 2015, to his first record label- Vicious Vinyls.
After signing to his first record label, he earned two Australian Music Industry Awards for “Best Dance Release”, in 2005 and 2006. He topped the Australian Club Charts with his remix of ‘It’s Too Late’ by Evermore late in 2006. Then in 2007, he was voted “Most Popular Producer Nationally” by InTheMix 50. He has further been ranked in the DJ Mag top 100 poll every year since 2007.
In 2007 he produced “Better Day” with British DJ Paul Harris. That same year he also remixed a number of songs, including ‘Reach For Me’, ‘Feels Like Home’, and ‘Higher State of Consciousness’. Later that year in 2007 he released a single on Axwell’s record called ‘Let It Go’.
Along with “Most Popular Producer Nationally” he was nominated for two Grammy awards, one for best remixed recording of ‘Sorry’ by Kaskade in 2008 and in 2011 for ‘Sweet Disposition’ remix from Axwell.
He has also been a strong producer. He notably prouced ‘Anything’, for Example in 2011 “. Demonstrating further his abilities by also producing, collaborating, or remixing for artists like Snoop Dogg, U2, Kaskade, David Guetta and a list of 50 more artists.
In 2012 he released a new single ‘City of Dreams’ with Alesso. It was released on Beatport and reached #1 in its first week of release. With how well the song did they released a City of Dreams tour in North America.
With his release of Darko, he marks his second album of the year. He constantly demonstrates his ability to produce amazing music, and his continuous music production. Even with how long he has been making music, he is still on the UP and UP as a DJ. With the power of production and passion seen, I can’t wait to see what’s next for Dirty South.
I hope there is an opportunity to get dirty soon. Of course I mean by seeing Dirty South on tour… get your mind out of the gutter. I can only imagine the type of set he could put on. I hope to get to a show and discover just how far south I have to go to find the dirt.
Until next time.