From the mid '90s to the mid noughties, there were few electronic dance music acts as big as Deep Dish. The Washington D.C. power duo of Ali "Dubfire" Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi helped lift house music from the underground to the mainstream via glossy pop production value and infectious vocal hooks.
But the pair split up in 2006. And while Sharam continued a pop approach to dance music, Dubfire's new solo career gave him the freedom he'd always sought to explore cutting-edge electronic sounds and technologies. He has since reinvented himself as one of the most innovative artists and tastemakers on the international techno scene.
This Sunday, Dubfire will be joining a hefty lineup of international star DJs at Treehouse for LINK and Miami Rebels' Coccon Heroes party. Crossfade caught up with the sensation himself to chat about the possibility of a Deep Dish reunion, his thoughts on the future of EDM, and what's been going on with this SCI+TEC label.