Huh? Deep Dish remixing Eddie Murphy? Sharam's remix of Murphy's bizarre bid for a music career caused all sorts of confusion around the pool at the Miami WMC in March this year, but not for the reason that you'd think. People weren't stunned that the Washington prog outfit were feeding on low-hanging party house fruit, rather they were shocked that the track P.A.T.T ('Party All The Time') was - gasp - a solo effort by one half of the duo. “Is this the end of Deep Dish?” diehard fans whispered.
Sharam and Dubfire's marriage as Deep Dish has been one of the most successful unions in dance music. Their deep progressive label Yoshitoshi and debut album 'Junk Science' catapulted them into the big leagues in the late nineties, while last year's 'George Is On' bubbled overground into the upper echelons of the Billboard charts. But these days it seems that the phrase 'Deep Dish' is nothing more than an afterthought in brackets: "Sharam (Deep Dish)" read the flyers for one half of the duo's recent North America tour.
For fans who usually eat their prog pizza deep dish style, there might not be much on the menu in 2007. Dubfire is set to release his first solo single early in the year, the pair are each doing separate GU comps, and if you check their upcoming dates, Dubfire is in Asia while Sharam is in North America. Is this really the end of one of progressive's most famous partnerships? RA talks to Sharam.