Deep Dish to Dish Beats for Chicago
By Randy J. Klodz
Grammy award winning DJs Deep Dish are set to dish a version of their
own Dish and we’re not talking pizza. The duo of Deep Dish will bring their
mad beats to Chicago during this special tour that reaches many cities across
the world, when their show hits Chicago’s Transit Nightclub on June 12.
Deep Dish, which is comprised of two accomplished mix masters Ali Shirazinia
(Dubfire, for short) and Sharam Tayebi (Sharam, for short.), is spanning the
globe in a unique fashion: On some dates, only Dubfire or Sharam will perform,
while some dates, such as the Chicago date, both artists will be in attendance.
This tour schedule enables them to play more cities during a shorter period
of time. “Deep Dish is basically composed of two DJs and producers coming
together so for us it’s no different than DJing together,” said Shirazinia.
As far as the performance will go, Shirazinia said that he and Tayebi
will supply the music, but they’d prefer that the club provide the visual
stimulation. “We just show up with our records and CDs and do our thing,”
But Deep Dish isn’t a combination of two random ‘nobody’ mixers. Anybody
that’s listened to the radio during the past few years were sure to have heard
Dido’s “Thank You,” song, from her 1999 album “No Angel,” for which Deep Dish
mixed. Their contribution to the track earned Deep Dish a Grammy for their
Deep Dish’s sound also reached international acclaim with the 2001 release
“Deep Dish - GU 021: ‘Moscow’” and are sure to earn more fans with the June
10 release “Deep Dish - GU 025: ‘Toronto’,” which was recorded during their
Canadian stop on Dec. 7, 2002.
And of all toured cities for Deep Dish to select from, one may wonder
why they had decided to release the Toronto recordings, but Deep Dish’s strive
for being different outweighed any other explanation. “We’ve been touring
in Canada for years and none of the other GU (Global Underground, an international
DJ community) DJs had used Toronto or any of the Canadian cities,” Shirazinia
Transit Nightclub is at 1431 W. Lake St. Tickets for this 21+ engagement
are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Showtime is scheduled for 10 p.m. For
more information on Deep Dish log onto www.deepdish.com.