2009 – Dirty South collaborates with Swedish superstar Axwell
If ‘It’s Too Late’ was when the world first heard the name Dirty South, and ‘Let It Go’ opened more doors globally, there’s no doubt that his collaboration with Axwell and vocalist Rudy titled ‘Open Your Heart’ made him a bonafide star producer in 2009.
‘Open Your Heart’ has one of those vocal lines and musical riffs that stands out from the very first listen. Not to mention Axwell, now a part of the Swedish House Mafia, who’s involvement and support brought even more attention to the release. The quality of the song and the people who made it saw it become a global club anthem when released by both Vicious and Axwell’s Axtone Records. Dirty South followed up with the club focused ‘Alamo’ and ‘We Are’ (again featuring vocalist Rudy) both with Vicious before venturing out and starting his own label to release on in 2010.