Back in Black costume dance party moves to Space nightclub due to Hurricane Sandy

Dirty South, aka Serbian-Australian DJ/producer Dragan Roganovic

UPDATE 10/26

Due to the hurricane Sandy, Back in Black has moved to Space nightclub (34 NE 11th St., Miami). Doors open at Noon with a 4 hour open bar. All tickets purchased for the Bicentennial Park event will be honored at Space. Go Big Productions would like to extend to all event goers an open bar from noon – 4 p.m. for any inconvenience this move might have caused ticket holders.

Emi Guerra, Co-founder of Go Big Productions stated, “We here at Go Big Productions take the safety of our patrons very seriously and because of this we made the decision to move the event to Space Miami. We are looking forward to a great event featuring a great line up of DJs and amazing specialty entertainment. We all know that it takes a bit more than some wind and rain to keep Miamians away from a good party. See you all at Back in Black!”

Original Story

Once again, Halloween is descending upon us, conjuring up all sorts of spooky spirits and creepy creatures bent on yelling “Trick or Treat!” and taking all your candy. But who says this deliciously ghoulish holiday is only for kids?

Grown-ups (who love to party), unite!

Back In Black, billed as “the largest 21-and-over dance-music costume event in the U.S.,” hits downtown Miami’s sprawling Bicentennial Park on Saturday, Oct. 27 with a lineup of DJs and electronic-music acts that rivals a Winter Music Conference showcase. Groove to the banging beats of Paul van Dyk, Dirty South, Funkagenda, LA Riots, the Crystal Method and Electrik Dread (featuring Kevens), while flexing your creative muscles.

The Grammy-nominated Dirty South, aka Serbian-Australian DJ/producer Dragan Roganovic, performs his blend of electro-house and hip-hop in Miami four or five times a year, but is particularly excited about this festival.

“Miami’s always special, so I always try to play new tracks,” he said, “and I always get a little love from Miami, so of course I have to put on a good show.”

Don’t expect him to wear any special costume, however.

“I usually don’t dress up,” he said. “Do you have any suggestions?”

Why not wear Deadmau5’s famous giant mouse-head, to trick everybody? “Ha, ha. Yeah.”

LA Riots brings its blend of techno and hip-hop to the mix, and, yes, the duo fronted by Daniel Le Disko is named after the Rodney King debacle.

“The 15-year anniversary of the riots was actually the day we had a deadline to submit a name,” said Le Disko, whose true surname is Linton. “It was all over the news. And me and my partner did this remix for Steve Aoki – they just needed a filler track for this EP, and he was going to make it the last track on the package. And we did it and turned it in, and he liked it, so he made it the first track. And he was like, “What do we call you guys?” and we said, “Well, we don’t really have a name,” and he said, “OK, well, you have 30 days till it goes to press.” So the riots were all over the news, and my partner picked the name. So there’s history behind it.”

But their name doesn’t quite match their sound any more: “We were really kind of aggressive and harder back when we started, but now we’ve been playing a lot more tech-house,” he said. “We still play electro, but we don’t consider ourselves banger DJs.”

When Dirty South started out, he was just a 13-year-old kid having fun manipulating beats.

“I’ve always liked music, since I was very young, ”he said. “And back then I was listening to a bunch of different music – I was into R&B and hip-hop. And I guess I just wanted to recreate the mix tapes and long mixes. So I found this old cassette deck and I pretty much recreated DJing on turntables on this tape deck, which was kind of like a caveman style, really basic and not how you’re supposed to do these things. But I kind of made it happen, so it was quite interesting, and nerdy. That’s all I had to work with – I mean, I was 13 years old and my parents didn’t have money to buy me a couple of turntables and a mixer, so I used what I had.”


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