Deep Dish

Deep Dish is a duo of DJ and house music producers consisting of Iranian-American members Ali “Dubfire” Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi. Based in Washington, DC they are well known for providing house or dance remixes of tracks of famous stars such as Madonna, Cher and Gabrielle, and for their live DJing sets. They often collaborate with DC artist Richard Morel and produced a dance hit with his song “True (the Faggot is You)”. Their remixing abilities first came to attention with their seminal mix of De’Lacy “Hideaway”, a club classic in 1995. Earlier collaborations include “The Future of the Future (Stay Gold)” with British group Everything But the Girl, which appeared on Deep Dish’s artist album, Junk Science, which was released in 1998.

Deep Dish rose to prominence following the 1998 release of their debut album, Junk Science. The duo first met in DC and over the years have released a number of genre-defining mixed CDs.

Deep Dish have remixed tracks by artists such as Dido (“Thank You” and “Stoned”) and the collaboration between Timo Maas and Kelis (“Help Me”). The duo won a Grammy Award for their “Thank You” remix. Deep Dish have also collaborated with Danny Howells to remix the Eminem track “Without Me” (as a bootleg). In July 2005, their second artist album, George Is On, was released. It featured their Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart hit “Flashdance” (which features Anousheh Khalili), as well as a remake of the classic Fleetwood Mac song “Dreams”, for which Stevie Nicks provided new vocals. “Say Hello,” the second single released from the album, hit number one on the dance chart in September 2005, becoming their second dance chart-topper (their first being the collaboration with Everything But the Girl in 1998).

Deep Dish have appeared as the featured artist on the BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix on several occasions. Their most recent appearances took place in 2006, on the 29th of July, when their set from Global Gathering 2006 was broadcast live on the show. Their June 2005 Essential Mix was one of the nominees for 2005 Essential Mix of the Year. Deep Dish is also well-known for their progressive house compilation albums in the famed Global Underground series. The latest Global Underground album, by Dubfire, was released in April of 2007.

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