Serbian-born Dragon Rogavovic began producing music at the age of 13 upon moving to Melbourne, Australia. Early on, Rogavovic used any equipment he could get his hands on, including tape decks and an NEC Hi-Fi. By 2004, he had acquired more substantial tools, and he finally released his first mix under the moniker Dirty South. The following year he was signed to the Australian label Vicious Vinyl.
After that, Dirty South began raking in numerous awards and accolades. In both 2005 and 2006, he was nominated by the ARIA for Best Dance Release. In 2007, the InTheMix 50 DJ Poll voted him Most Popular Producer Nationally. He garnered Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune award, making him the first Australian to receive it since 1999. He has also been included on DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJ poll every year since 2007.
Besides his original work, Dirty South is highly respected for his remixes, and has produced them for numerous high-profile artists, such as US, Snoop Dogg, Diddy, the Pussycat Dolls, and Kaskade. In 2008, his remix of Kaskade’s “Sorry” gained him a Grammy nomination for Best Remixed Recording.