Established in the early 90s by DJs Ali “Dubfire” Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi, Deep Dish came to with a slew of genre-defining 12″s and remixes.
The duo peaked with ’98’s surprisingly coherent Junk Science full-length, which still serves as an example to naysayers that proper house albums are actually possible, and they hit commercial gold soon later, nestling comfortably into the pop circuit, and even snatching a Grammy for their rework of Dido’s ‘Thank You’.
Deep Dish split in 2006, but recently the Deep Dish website has suddenly sprung to life, sporting a counter which seems to confirm scene rumours that Shirazinia and Tayebi were indeed getting the band back together. The timer appears to be counting down to an appearance at this year’s Ultra Festival in Miami on March 28 – it’s speculation, sure, but there’s definitely something happening.
Check out the duo’s excellent Essential Mix from 1998 (below) if you need a reminder.