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His creativity comes full circle in the DJ booth, where Roganovic will use three CD decks to create live mash-ups and remixes that recall his roots.
“My philosophy is to have all the people enjoy the show, whether it’s my music, new music or whatever,” he says. “I use three CD players and the like to drop a capellas and tools over other tracks throughout my set.”
Dirty South’s next move is a natural in the evolution of the dance star: an album of all-original material. While he lives permanently in Melbourne, he also takes up residence in Los Angeles and Stockholm depending on his tour schedule. Home is where the laptop is.
“I’m working on the artist album, and I hope to have it out by February or March,” Roganovic says, “so fingers crossed.”
Dirty South at Giant at Code, 4221 Dolphin Striker Way, Newport Beach; giantclub.com. Thurs., Nov. 19, 9 p.m. Free with RSVP; $12 for “express” entry. 21+.