Drew G. Montalvo

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DJ Drew G
Birth name Andrew Gilbert Montalvo
Also known as Drew G. Hanser (Married June, 27th 2015 to Eric Hanser)
Born (1983-04-04) April 4, 1983 (age 35)
North Babylon, New York
Origin New York City, New York
Genres Progressive House, Electro, House
Occupation(s) DJ, Producer, Remix Artist
Labels Dirty Pop Productions USA, Citrusonic - Los Angeles
Associated acts Dj Brian Cua
Website officialdirtypop.com

DJ Drew G (born Andrew G. Montalvo) is an American-born DJ and music producer in San Diego.[1] He is a reporting DJ for DJ Times Magazine and Billboard Magazine.

Career[edit]

From a young age, Drew had an interest in music. During his adolescence, he 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.[2] He began his career as a DJ playing smaller venues in New York City.[3] He then began traveling to clubs in other cities, such as Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA. Since then, he has continued to travel and DJ at a variety of venues and events. Amongst the events around the globe that DrewG has played are New York City’s famous Black Party[4] (as the youngest DJ ever to play the event),[2] 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, Mardi Gras[5] in Sydney, Australia, Dunes Resort events in Saugatuck, Michigan, Ascension weekend at Fire Island Pines, and Sand Blast in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

As a producer Drew has produced official remixes (either solo or with remix partner Brian Cua) for some of the most successful music artists in the world, including Madonna, Beyoncé, LeAnn Rimes, Blondie, Ed Sheeran, and RuPaul,[6][7][8][9][10][11] among others.

Dirty Pop[edit]

Dirty Pop is best known as the name of the remixing duo of Drew G. and fellow producer Brian Cua.[12] 2014 and 2015 were particular banner years for Dirty Pop's production work. During that time, both Beyoncé ("Blow," "Pretty Hurts," "7/11")[7][13][14] and Madonna ("Living For Love," "Ghosttown," "Bitch, I'm Madonna")[6][15][16] selected Drew and Brian to be official remixers of their singles.

The duo continues to produce remixes and original tracks. Their two original tracks, "Gag," "Light Up the Night," and their remake of "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now,"[12] have all charted on the Billboard Dance Club Play Chart.[17]

The Dirty Pop brand also encompasses the traveling dance party in the U.S.[2]

Remixes[edit]

As DrewG.[edit]

DrewG. Official Commercially Released Remixes

DrewG. Official Promotion Only Remixes

  • 2017 "Castle On The Hill" - Ed Sheeran[12]
  • 2017 "Heart Away From You" - DJ Pebbles[31]

As Dirty Pop[edit]

Dirty Pop Official Commercially Released Remixes

Dirty Pop Official Promotional Only Remixes

Awards & Recognition[edit]

  • 2014 Best Unofficial Remixer – Dirrty Remixes
  • 2013 "Dancing Queen" aka Best DJ Weho Confidential[65]
  • 2013 Coors Light Coldest DJ (LA) GayCities[66]
  • 2012 Out Magazine Top 10 DJs
  • 2012 Best Las Vegas DJ, Sin City Times
  • 2011 People Choice Award DJ – Tom Whitman Presents (LA)

References[edit]

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  7. ^ a b c "Avicii Tops Avicii on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart; Beyonce 'Blow's Up". Billboard. Retrieved October 7, 2017. 
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  30. ^ Statement - Redux by Lovari on Apple Music, May 18, 2010, retrieved October 7, 2017 
  31. ^ "Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Sam Feldt, DJ Pebbles & Krewella". Billboard. Retrieved October 7, 2017. 
  32. ^ "Cocaine and Whiskey (Remixes 1)" by Jason Dottley on iTunes, April 26, 2016, retrieved October 7, 2017 
  33. ^ "I'm Burning Up (Remixes)" by Karine Hannah on iTunes, December 18, 2015, retrieved October 7, 2017 
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  42. ^ I'll Sleep When I Die (The Remixes) by The Kissboyz on Apple Music, January 27, 2016, retrieved October 7, 2017 
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  47. ^ "Su-Su-Su-Superstar Pt. 2" by Brian Kent on iTunes, August 16, 2011, retrieved October 7, 2017 
  48. ^ "Wimbledon (Remixes)" by Rich White Ladies on iTunes, May 12, 2015, retrieved October 7, 2017 
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  51. ^ "Same Love (feat. Karina Iglesias) [Remixes] - EP" by Tracy Young on iTunes, November 16, 2015, retrieved October 7, 2017 
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