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Dirty South : City of Dreams

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Daniel Taibleson

Dirty South’s latest single City of Dreams with Alesso featuring Ruben Haze is available today on iTunes and Spotify.  The track, which was just released on Monday, August 27 on, is still at #1 on the Beatport top 10!

Dirty South is continuing to demonstrate the breadth and caliber of his talents not just as a producer and DJ under the moniker Dirty South, but also as a songwriter and musician under the project titled Ruben Haze, a band collaboration between him and Rudy, who champions the vocals on this latest single, "City of Dreams."  The song, originally composed by Ruben Haze, showcases a softer melodic side of the duo, normally famous for their big-room house sound. Dirty South has teamed up with Alesso on a club rework of the indie track, which is no less than an emotional magnum opus, featuring beautiful builds and aching hooks, called “City of Dreams” with Alesso featuring Ruben Haze.


Dirty South recently announced his biggest North American tour to date, the “City of Dreams” tour that will take him across North America, September through December, and will include stops at such iconic venues as New York City’s Roseland Ballroom on October 20 and Los Angeles’ Palladium on November 24. Tickets are on-sale now at and



Dragan Roganovic, known as Dirty South, is a Serbian-born, Australian-based DJ whose acclaimed work has received such honors as a GRAMMY nomination, two ARIA nominations (Australian Music Industry’s top accolade) and a “Best Producer” trophy from the inthemix top 50 awards, among others.  Dirty South has made a name for himself as a producer, musician and DJ in the burgeoning electronic dance music (EDM) scene, having produced, collaborated or remixed for the likes of Snoop Dogg, Pussycat Dolls, Kaskade, U2, Diddy Dirty Money, The Temper Trap, David Guetta, Sebastian Ingrosso and more than 50 artists in total. He got his start at the early age of 13 growing up in 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.  The DJ/producer has gone on to play for some of the best clubs and festivals across the globe, including Ultra Music Festival, Pacha in Ibiza and New York, Ministry of Sound and more.  With only a few short years under his belt in the international production scene, Dirty South’s potential to achieve tremendous musical heights seems limitless.


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DIRTY SOUTH “CITY OF DREAMS” TOUR DATES (with more to be announced)


Thu.       8/30                       Coliseum                                                          Tallahassee, FL

Sat.        9/1                         New City Gas                                                     Montreal, QC

Sun.       9/2                         Kool Haus                                                          Toronto, ON

Mon.     9/3                         HQ Nightclub at Revel                                    Atlantic City, NJ

Wed.     9/5                         LIV Night Club                                                  Miami Beach, FL

Fri.          9/7                         Red Rocks                                                         Morrison, CO

Sat.        9/8                         Main Street Armory                                         Rochester, NY

Sun.       9/9                         Marquee Dayclub at                                        Las Vegas, NV

                                                The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Fri.          9/21                       Opera Nightclub                                              Atlanta, GA

Sat.        9/22                       Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing                   Philadelphia, PA


Wed.     9/26                       Studio Paris                                                        Chicago, IL

Fri.          9/28                       Marquee Nightclub at                                    Las Vegas, NV

                                                The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Sat.        9/29                       Beyond Wonderland                                      Oakland, CA

Fri.          10/5                       Cuthbert Amphitheater                                Eugene, OR

Sat.        10/6                       The Garden                                                       El Paso, TX

Sun.       10/7                       Marquee Dayclub at                                       Las Vegas, NV

                                                The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Sun.       10/7                       Vancouver Convention Center                  Vancouver, BC

Fri.          10/19                     Marquee Nightclub at                                Las Vegas, NV

                                                The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Sat.        10/20                     Roseland Ballroom                                      New York City, NY

Tue.       10/23                     MGM Foxwoods – Shrine                          Mashantucket, CT

Wed.     10/24                     The Estate                                                        Boston, MA

Sat.        10/27                     Back in Black                                                  Miami, FL

Tue.       10/30                     LAVO                                                                Las Vegas, NV

Thu.       11/1                       Foundation Night Club                                  Seattle, WA

Fri.          11/2                       Flames Central                                                 Calgary, AB

Sat.        11/3                       Axis | Radius                                                      Scottsdale, AZ

Sat.        11/10                     Club Europe                                                       St. Louis, MO

Sun.       11/16                     Zouk                                                                    Dallas, TX

Mon.     11/17                     Stereo Live                                                         Houston, TX

Wed.     11/21                     Echo Soundstage                                             Washington, DC

Fri.          11/23                     Marquee Nightclub at                                   Las Vegas, NV

                                                The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Sat.        11/24                     Palladium                                                            Los Angeles, CA


                                                               **MORE SHOWS TBA**