Episode 30

Published on:

3rd Aug 2022

#030 Dubfire

The touring lifestyle is not for everyone. It's the classic case of something which appears to be endlessly glamorous from the outside, but the reality of which is something else entirely. Everyone wants to be a part of it, few manage to sustain it for very long.

At this point Ali Shirazinia, aka Dubfire, might (without too much of an emphasis on 80s imagery) be described as a road warrior. Touring hard internationally since the mid 90s as part of Deep Dish, he seemingly never lets up and is absolutely a creature of that way of life. His reinvention as a solo artist over the past 15 years have taken him everywhere and put him at the forefront of all the changes in the live side of electronic music over that time.

Our conversation covers his forthcoming album, his experiences in the New York club scene of the 90s, dealing with social media, and why high-end tasting menus are kind of like an open-to-close DJ set.

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Not A Diving Podcast with Scuba
Electronic music conversations
Paul Rose aka the musician, DJ, and A&R known as Scuba talks to people of significance from the world of electronic music about their experiences, observations, and attempts to cultivate a life for themselves in the murky and sometimes treacherous waters of the music industry.

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Scuba is a maker of music from the UK. He is also the founder of a record label called Hotflush Recordings, and the host of the Not A Diving Podcast.