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Deep Dish make Miami reunion: Five tracks you need to know

Deep Dish reunite in Miami: Five tracks you need to know

It was the reunion of all reunions at this year’s Winter Music Conference. Putting an end to their eight-year hiatus as a partnership, Dubfire and Sharam brought the entity known as Deep Dish back to the forefront of respectable dance music. An Essential Mix for Pete Tong and a new single drew the marker across the top of the reunion checklist, but all would officially unfold when the duo reunited behind the decks, and it was a live performance at Miami’s Ice Palace that sealed the deal.

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Deep Dish - Chocolate City (Love Songs)

Nowhere to be found since 2006, Deep Dish began their reunion with a proper introduction, one from none other than Pete Tong, whose blessing allowed the weight of the moment to sink in. Following openers such as Hot Since 82 and Carl Craig, Sharam and Dubfire embraced the atmosphere presented to them, putting the Deep Dish experience in the heart of the industrial, dark-lit venue. The eerily tuned production, in sync with the bone-rattling sound system, made for a sensory experience that would shape highlight moments — the first being notably sensed throughout Ice Palace with the Deep Dish classic “Chocolate City.”

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Dubfire - Exit (feat. Miss Kittin)

The Deep Dish archives brought the nostalgia of classics, both in music and aura, to an event that would unleash memories and create new ones. While such tunes made for the set’s backbone, both halves of Deep Dish flaunted solo material as they did in their recent Essential Mix. Coming from Dubfire’s fifty-percent, individual efforts were highlighted by “Exit,” the Miss Kittin-assisted record that’s swept the house landscape off its feet over the past several weeks.

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Deep Dish - The Future of the Future (Stay Gold)

Demonstrating all that was on offer with a variety of mood-swinging vibes, Deep Dish resurrected one of their most acclaimed singles with “The Future of the Future.” Entitled with its “Stay Gold” moniker, the traditional house record brought a wave of carefree spirit that matched the attitude of attendees, and was heard even beyond the dance floor. Ice Palace offered an outdoor escape with a lawn for lounging. The terrace of sorts was flanked with beanbags and hammocks for the all-night crowd to kick back and take feet off the ground. From the luxury of a hammock, the bass and essence of “The Future of the Future” was showcased in all its glory of past and present.

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Sharam - On & On (String Along Dub)

Countering Dubfire’s solo moments, Sharam carried an assortment of his own records. In the mix came “On & On,” a track that’s buzzed recently with a remix package, an Essential Mix spotlight, and a “String Along Dub” that made for a more lengthy offering to fit aptly amidst the live reunion set. Providing both the execution of Deep Dish’s distinctive house and the relief required late into the night, “On & On” gave Ice Palace a best of both worlds tune to latch onto and a vocal supplement that reeled in those losing steam.

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Deep Dish - Quincy (Original Mix)

Dubfire and Sharam spent most of their night reliving and honoring a partnership that had once been, and is once again, a landmark for dance music. Going back to go forwards, drifting through classics late at night and into the early morning, Deep Dish couldn’t seal their live reunion without the production that’s accompanied it. Released only weeks prior, “Quincy” blared across the downtown venue as more than a record that molded Deep Dish’s return, but one that celebrated it. Hours were spent basking in the golden days, and their newest single spared minutes to acknowledge a golden moment. “Quincy” worked seamlessly in the dark, and almost spooky, dance floor, and though minutes in length, the tune was more of a shining instant in a set where no time nor place could exist, where Deep Dish put the stamp on their timeless presence amongst the dance landscape.

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