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Deep Dish

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

 

Who doesn’t know at least one Deep Dish track? In case your just new to all this… Deep Dish are an American dance music duo - Ali "Dubfire" Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi. Based in Washington, D.C., they became famous doing remixes of tracks of famous artists such as Madonna, Janet Jackson, Cher, Stevie Nicks and Gabrielle, and for their live DJ sets.

 

Their ground breaking 1998 "Junk Science"' album saw music critics in virtual meltdown while they struggled for superlatives and thrust the pair into the spotlight globally.

 

It all started back in 1991 at a chance meeting at a party where they were both on DJ duty that led the duo to set up Deep Dish records. By 1992 their production and DJing skills had already attracted the attention of Tribal records (for whom they appeared on the "Penetrate Deeper" compilation) and their DJ hero Danny Tenaglia. By 1995, and with an anthemic remix of De'Lacy's "Hideaway"' under their belt, the pair were riding on the crest of a deep house wave which was all set to make a huge splash across Europe.

 

Inspired by what they'd been hearing on their DJing excursions abroad, they had already founded the Yoshitoshi imprint in 1994. Set up as a subsidiary of the larger Deep Dish label. Yoshitoshi was initially intended as a side-project, which would enable them to release their friends' recordings. However, licensing tracks from smaller labels around the world, as well as finding new artists from demo tapes and bringing their projects to fruition, has been a labor of love for the duo in recent years. Yoshitoshi has provided a welcome outlet for the likes of Brother Brown, Morel, Miguel Migs, Kings Of Tomorrow, YMC, Chiapet and Eddie Amador.

 

Refreshingly diverse and reassuringly unique, Deep Dish continue to fly in the face of the purists who believe in the one-sound-suits-all theory of DJing. Deep Dish know that good music is good music and - like Tenaglia before them - they have no snobbery when it comes to making people dance. Says Ali:"We like playing tracks that people may not have heard before, styles that they may not think they're into. Keeping it diverse keeps us excited and we're there dancing right along with the people on the dance floor."

 

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Deep Dish

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

 

Who doesn’t know at least one Deep Dish track? In case your just new to all this… Deep Dish are an American dance music duo - Ali "Dubfire" Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi. Based in Washington, D.C., they became famous doing remixes of tracks of famous artists such as Madonna, Janet Jackson, Cher, Stevie Nicks and Gabrielle, and for their live DJ sets.

 

Their ground breaking 1998 "Junk Science"' album saw music critics in virtual meltdown while they struggled for superlatives and thrust the pair into the spotlight globally.

 

It all started back in 1991 at a chance meeting at a party where they were both on DJ duty that led the duo to set up Deep Dish records. By 1992 their production and DJing skills had already attracted the attention of Tribal records (for whom they appeared on the "Penetrate Deeper" compilation) and their DJ hero Danny Tenaglia. By 1995, and with an anthemic remix of De'Lacy's "Hideaway"' under their belt, the pair were riding on the crest of a deep house wave which was all set to make a huge splash across Europe.

 

Inspired by what they'd been hearing on their DJing excursions abroad, they had already founded the Yoshitoshi imprint in 1994. Set up as a subsidiary of the larger Deep Dish label. Yoshitoshi was initially intended as a side-project, which would enable them to release their friends' recordings. However, licensing tracks from smaller labels around the world, as well as finding new artists from demo tapes and bringing their projects to fruition, has been a labor of love for the duo in recent years. Yoshitoshi has provided a welcome outlet for the likes of Brother Brown, Morel, Miguel Migs, Kings Of Tomorrow, YMC, Chiapet and Eddie Amador.

 

Refreshingly diverse and reassuringly unique, Deep Dish continue to fly in the face of the purists who believe in the one-sound-suits-all theory of DJing. Deep Dish know that good music is good music and - like Tenaglia before them - they have no snobbery when it comes to making people dance. Says Ali:"We like playing tracks that people may not have heard before, styles that they may not think they're into. Keeping it diverse keeps us excited and we're there dancing right along with the people on the dance floor."

 

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