Deep Dish

One of the most celebrated DJ/Production duos in dance music, Deep Dish are Ali ‘Dubfire’ Shirazinia and Sharam ‘Sharam’ Tayebi. Originally from Iran, they took root in the Washington DC area in the early 90's and established themselves as top-flight producers and DJ's, releasing several mix-CDs (most notably their first album Penetrate Deeper) and building production credits on their own Yoshitoshi and Deep Dish Recordings.

Deep Dish have been responsible for some of dance music’s biggest tracks and remixes. Their 1998 collaboration with Everything But The Girl on ‘Future Of Future’ (Stay Gold) was a defining moment for the duo, with the track featuring on over 40 compilations wordwide (including the Ministry of Sound Chillout Annual and Ministry of Sound Classics). It reached #1 on the US Dance Chart and received a considerable amount of radio airplay.

The duos next global hit was their 2004 release ‘Flashdance’. The single appeared on over 80 dance compilations including the 2005 Ministry of Sound Annual. This release was followed the Deep Dish album George Is On. The album featured the singles ‘Say Hello’ (featured on the 2006 Ministry of Sound Annual and received a 2005 Grammy Nomination for Best Dance Recording) and ‘Dreams’, which was a retake on the classic Fleetwood Mac track, with the bands lead singer Stevie Nicks re-singing the vocal.

Deep Dish have also remixed what reads like a who’s who of music. Since 1993 the duo have done well over eighty remixes, many of them becoming dance music’s most heard classics, such as De’Lacy ‘Hideaway’ (features on Ministry of Sound Classics), Sandy B ‘Make The World Go Round’ (features on Ministry of Sound Classics) and Dido’s ‘Thank You’, for which they received a Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording. They have also remixed the likes of Cher, Madonna, Eminem, Janet Jackson, Pet Shop Boys, Michael Jackson, Coldplay, Planet Funk, Danny Tenaglia, P. Diddy and BT.