Initially pigeon-holed as deep-house producers though their blueprint for house music sweeps across trance, techno, and sub-basement dub, the Iranian-American duo known as Deep Dish produced a multitude of club staples during the 1990s while harvesting a stellar series of productions for their labels (Deep Dish, Yoshitoshi, Fast Food, and Middle East) by members of the ever-growing Washington, D.C. dance community. While most of Dubfire and Sharam's productions have the epic, grandiose feeling that ties many a house track to its disco forebear, the duo's knack for tight programming and genre-blending have carried them above many of their dance-chart compatriots.
Deep Dish have remixed tracks by artists such as Dido ("Thank You" and "Stoned") and the collaboration between Timo Maas and Kelis ("Help Me"). The duo won a Grammy Award for their "Thank You" remix. Deep Dish have also collaborated with Danny Howells to remix the Eminem track "Without Me" (as a bootleg). In July 2005, their second artist album, George Is On, was released. It featured their Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart hit "Flashdance" (which features Anousheh Khalili) (also their biggest UK hit, peaking at number 3), as well as a remake of the classic Fleetwood Mac song "Dreams", for which Stevie Nicks provided new vocals. "Say Hello", the second single released from the album, hit number one on the dance chart in September 2005, becoming their second dance chart-topper (their first being the collaboration with Everything But the Girl in 1998).
In 2005 the film It's All Gone Pete Tong included Raul Rincon's remix of "Flashdance". Deep Dish has appeared as the featured artist on the BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix on several occasions. Their most recent appearances took place in 2008, on the 28th of March, when their set from the Winter Music Conference was broadcast live on the show. Ali "Dubfire" Shirazinia was featured on the Essential Mix in September of 2007. The duo's May 2005 Essential Mix at Maida Vale was voted the best 2005 Essential Mix of the Year. Deep Dish is also well-known for their progressive house compilation albums in the famed Global Underground series. The latest Global Underground album, by Dubfire, was released in April of 2007.
They also own and run dance music record labels Deep Dish, Yoshitoshi Shinichi, and Yo. In addition, they owned and operated a retail store (also named Yoshitoshi) in the Georgetown area of D.C., which sold dance records and clothing. The store closed in 2003, although their labels continue to release music, mostly on the 12 inch single vinyl format.
- 1998 Junk Science
- 2005 George Is On
- 1994 "Chocolate City (Love Songs)"
- 1994 "High Frequency" (Pres. Quench DC)
- 1994 "The Dream" (Pres. Prana)
- 1995 "Sexy Dance" (Pres. Quench DC)
- 1995 "Wear The Hat"
- 1996 "Stay Gold"
- 1997 "Stranded"
- 1998 "Stranded (In Dub)"
- 1998 "The Future of the Future (Stay Gold)" (with Everything But The Girl)
- 1999 "Mohammad Is Jesusâ€¦"
- 1999 "Summer Is Over"
- 2003 "Global Underground: Toronto [12" Single]
- 2004 "Flashdance"
- 2005 "Say Hello"
- 2006 "Sacramento"
- 2006 "Dreams" (with Stevie Nicks)
- 2007 "Come Back"
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