Deep Dish mixing it up at Sonar


Internationally acclaimed DJs and mixmasters Ali "Dubfire" Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi make a rare appearance in Baltimore tonight, at Sonar nightclub, 407 E. Saratoga St.

Shirazinia and Tayebi, whose joint stage name is Deep Dish, got their start in the early '90s spinning records and mixing tracks at Washington nightclubs. Today, the duo have forged a worldwide following for their intense style of dance music - an eclectic blend of DJ music standards such as house, techno and trance, along with any other musical genre they might bring into the mix.

They are best known for their stellar ability to remix music. Madonna, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake and even the Rolling Stones have turned to Deep Dish. In 2001, the duo were nominated for a Grammy for Remixer of the Year for Madonna's Music album.

Last year, they won a Grammy for Best Remixed Recording for their remix of Dido's "Thank You." Only Deep Dish could take a sweet pop song and turn it into a pounding dance-floor favorite that is still appearing on Billboard charts more than a year later.

Deep Dish is appearing here as part of Sonar's "B Side" events, sponsored every other Thursday by Family Productions and Movim Recordings. Tickets are $15 in advance at Modern Music in Canton (410-675-2172) or $20 at the door. You must be at least 18 to enter the club. Doors open at 9 p.m. Call 410-327-8333.

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