For those of you who are well versed in your dance music history, the announcement last week of the pending return of one of the scene's most loved DJing duo, Deep Dish
, should have sent you into clubbing heaven. For those of you who littered social media with, "Who?" Well, firstly, shame on you, and secondly, we suggest you start catching up with current events and educate yourself on what will be one of the biggest comebacks in the world of electronic dance music.
It's been eight years since both Ali Shirazinia
and Sharam Tayebi
--or as you may know them, Dubfire
--pulled the plug on the act that defined progressive house as it was in late 00's, and boy, have we missed them. With some of the greatest mix compilations ever released--such as their Global Underground
) mixes--and monster tracks like "Say Hello
," as well as some global smash remixes of people like Paul Van Dyk
and David Guetta
, Deep Dish
, at their peak, were the biggest names on the dance music circuit. With a mountain of accolades to their name--the highlight being nominated for a Grammy
," and then winning "Best Remixed Recording
for their remix of Dido
's "Thank You
,"-- the duo headlined festivals and and clubs across the globe.
Spanning a career of 14 years
, they decided that, in 2006
, they would take a hiatus from the scene and concentrate on solo projects. Both Dubfire
became household names as the current "EDM Boom" swept the U.S. and many of us reminisced through old mixes and YouTube videos on what the two could have achieved if they stayed together. Well, that has now become a reality.
Last week, the Iranian-American duo became active on their Deep Dish
Facebook account and also appeared in the Twitterverse under the new handle “@deepdishmusic
.” In a subtle announcement that sent a shockwave across clubland, a simultaneous message was released via Facebook
with a link to their new website, www.deepdish.com
. That was all that was needed to start a chain reaction which saw a spike in their YouTube video plays and copious comments with people telling of their excitement of the return.
The message was simple; it was a new Deep Dish logo with a play and pause button and underneath was a clock counting down to a moment we've all been waiting for for a long, long time. Although no date has been officially announced, the countdown ends in 71 days
, and, if you're counting, that lands on Day 1 of Ultra
. Simply put, this is going to be big!
Check out some of their biggest hits: