Drew G. Montalvo
International DJ/Producer/DJ Times & Billboard Magazine Reporter—Best Unofficial Remixer – Dirrty Remixes, 2014—Best DJ Weho Confidential (West Hollywood, LA) -- 2013 Coors Light Coldest DJ (LA) -- 2012 Out Magazine Top 10 DJs—2012 Best Las Vegas DJ, Sin City Times—2011 People Choice Award DJ – Tom Whitman Presents (LA)
DJ DrewG, is “one of the most sought-after talents on the dance music scene”, according to Edge Magazine., and his Dirty Pop brand is no stranger to the top of the Billboard Club charts.
Born Drew Gilbert Montalvo in New York City in 1983, Drew felt a connection to music from a young age. During his adolescence, Drew learned to play guitar and performed with various metal bands. By the age of 18, he had already released five albums and produced several others for local bands. By 2000, Drew was drawn to the New York City house music scene. Inspired by the DJ masters he experienced, he began to mix his own tracks featuring house music and his own guitar work.
There are few sounds on the DJ circuit today as fresh and innovative as those of DrewG and his Dirty Pop brand. Based in San Diego, but constantly being heard out on the road, this prolific DJ and music producer continues to push dance floors to the limit in clubs both in the U.S. and abroad.
DrewG’s trademark “Dirty Pop” brand and production team (with fellow producer Brian Cua) falls under the distinct umbrella of SoCal House — a blend of house, circuit, and EDM… all accompanied by the hottest vocals from the biggest names in music. The Dirty Pop brand also encompasses the No. 1 traveling dance party in the U.S., as well as the Dirty Pop apparel line.
Sonic boundaries mean nothing to DrewG – he breaks them week in and week out — thriving on the unexpected and never ceasing to surprise. A Dirty Pop live set is infused with relentless energy. Hard kicks and dark electro drops — set to both new vocals and classics — are common trademarks. DrewG flows in and out of tracks flawlessly and fans never see what might be coming.
DrewG’s production work is no stranger to the top of the Billboard Club Charts. Drew and Brian together have procured official remixes for some of the hottest music artists in the world, including Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, Ke$ha, Britney Spears, Deborah Cox, and Mary J. Blige… just to name a few.
2014 and 2015 were particular banner years for Dirty Pop's production work. Two of the biggest artists in the world — Beyoncé ("Blow," "Pretty Hurts," "Drunk In Love") and Madonna ("Living For Love," "Ghosttown") — personally selected DrewG and Brian to be official remixers of their latest hit singles. These productions are currently being used by DJs in clubs around the globe. More commissioned remixes from these artists are already cued up for the rest of 2015. Even Tiësto — one of the biggest DJs on the planet — has used Dirty Pop's remixes in his live sets.
Amongst the numerous events around the globe that DrewG has played are New York City’s famous Black Party (as the youngest DJ ever to play the event, which he’s now done three times), numerous Cherry weekend events in Washington, DC, a 2008 Presidential Inaugural ball for President Barack Obama, Carnival in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Ski Weeks in Aspen, Colorado, Mammoth Lakes [Elevation], the Pink Party in Denver, CO, several of Jason Harrigan’s Mardi Gras events in Sydney, Australia, Dunes Resort events in Saugatuck, Michigan, Ascension weekend at Fire Island Pines, and Sand Blast in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
Dirty Pop is a true extension of DrewG's artistic self. When challenges are thrown at him, he channels them into his music. A true craftsman, DrewG strives to constantly create. Through beats and melodies, he expresses his perspective on the world through music.
The next chapter of Drew’s career holds exciting promise. As he continues to tour, he strives to keep his legion of supporters satisfied. After all, with Dirty Pop you never know what you might hear or experience next.
- Nesti, Robert (2010-07-15). "DJ Drew G brings ’Dirty Pop’ to LA". EDGE Boston. Retrieved 2012-03-02.