|Origin||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Genres||Canadian hip hop|
|Labels||Current: URBNET Records|
|Associated acts||Sweatshop Union, Pigeon Hole, Innocent Bystanders, Trillionaire$, Kyprios, Blue Scholars, Shad|
|Members||Metty the Dert Merchant|
DJ Itchy Ron
Metty, Eisley, and DJ Itchy Ron began performing on the local hip hop scene in their hometown of Vancouver in the year 2000. They collaborated with Pigeon Hole (then known as "Creative Minds"), among others, to self-publish their first album "Wildlife Canada". In 2005 they released their second album "Over Easy" featuring more local hip-hop artists. A year later they would also end up re-issuing their "Over Easy" album as "Over Easy V.2".
They later formed Sweatshop Union with Pigeon Hole and other local Vancouver hip-hop artists that they had collaborated with in the past.
Dirty Circus released their first album as a duo (without DJ Itchy Ron), Alive and Well, in 2010 on URBNET Records. As well as the two main rappers, the album features a number of guest musicians. The album's lead single, "Into the Sun", features contributions from Geo of Blue Scholars and Shad. Others on the album include Bootie Brown, Chin Injeti, Rhettmatic and Rob the Viking.
Alive and Well appeared on the EarShot campus and community radio hip hop chart in July and August that year. It was one of three albums released on the same day by side projects of Sweatshop Union, alongside Pigeon Hole's Age Like Astronauts and Trillionaire$' By Hook or by Crook.
- Wildlife Canada (2000)
- Over Easy (2005)
- Over Easy V.2 (2006)
- Alive and Well (2010)
- "New albums from Dirty Circus and The Trillionaire$ mark the opposing poles of Sweatshop Union's sound". Georgia Straight, August 19, 2010.
- "Sweatshop Union to Release Three New Albums this Summer" Archived 2010-05-15 at the Wayback Machine. Exclaim!, May 21, 2010.
- "Dirty Circus :: Alive and Well :: URBNET Records". Rap Reviews, reviewed by Pedro Hernandez
- "Metty the Dirtmerchant (Dirty Circus) Interview". Rap REviews. interview by Pedro Hernandez
- "Ttop 20 hip hop", !Earshot, August 2010
- "Sweatshop Union brings triple threat Collective rocks Grizzly with tunes from three new albums". Squamish Chief, Jennifer Miller, July 16, 2010