In a recent interview with one of EDM’s most prolific publications, two of electronic music’s brightest stars opened up about a friendship that has not only stood the test of time but transcends preconceived notions with regards to background, culture, and genre. Both David Guetta and Ali Shirazinia, better known as Dubfire, lead the way in fields that seem to be worlds apart. While Guetta needs no introduction, given his undisputed reputation as the king of the mainstream, Dubfire holds a special place for house & techno fans, in his own capacity as well as being one-half of the incredibly popular Deep Dish.
Hard to believe, given his affiliation with a style of music slightly more suited to the underground, Shirazinia’s work with Deep Dish by far outweighed Guetta’s initial fan-base, having remixed some of pop music’s biggest names, including Madonna, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, P. Diddy, and Coldplay. Apart from their reputation as remixers to the stars, Deep Dish would go on to remix a then lesser known David Guetta, who had just released ‘The World Is Mine’, from his 2004 album entitled ‘Guettablaster’. During the interview Guetta mentions how the remix played a significant role in his personal growth, saying “I was really huge in France but I was struggling at an international level, it was the first time my record was playing everywhere because they were really hot at the time — so I’m really thankful for that.” In turn, Guetta would go on to remix Deep Dish’s ‘Flashdance’, sparking a friendship between two different worlds.
Now both firmly planted in the wake of Guetta’s commercial success, the two Icons shared some of their stories, while taking a break from respective gigs at Ibiza’s legendary Pacha night club. While they certainly cater to very different markets, from the music they play to their sense of fashion, the DJ’s have remained close friends, crossing boundaries thanks to a shared passion for the greater good of the collective scene.
You can watch the entire interview below.
While our music may be worlds apart, David Guetta and I share quite a history together, having met during my time as one-half of Deep Dish, and since, maintained a friendship and mutual respect for decades now. I was also thrilled when he agreed to sit for a candid interview in my Dubfire – Above Ground Level Film documentary which will finally see a release in November. David remains to this day a dear friend and so it was great to be invited by Pacha Magazine for their “Legends” series to catch up, reminisce and discuss the industry and our respective scenes.Read the full interview at #pachamagazine: http://bit.ly/GuettaDubfire
Posted by Dubfire on Sunday, August 27, 2017