They say time flies when you’re having fun, and if you ask Dubfire whether the last ten years of his career feels that long, it’s clear that he’s been having too much of a ball to notice! It’s only fitting now to celebrate this milestone with a comprehensive retrospective of his work: A Decade Of Dubfire.

In the wave of forward-thinking, boundary-pushing techno producers came the birth of Dubfire’s solo career. With a huge success as one-half of legendary duo Deep Dish known as one of the greatest house acts of all time. The Iranian-American producer, otherwise known as Ali Shirazinia, had always been rooted in techno and various shades of alternative music; but it was this new stripped-back approach that sucked him into its path.

Over the years he evolved his sound, which referred to as “jet-black, polished-chrome techno” by the press - continuing his legacy of intensely organic electronic music with power, raw emotion at its heart.

These works, divided between Dubfire’s own productions and his iconic remixes to date, also include the previously vinyl only dub track Debris, as well as new track Dust Devil, a staple of his current HYBRID live show. It’s a breathtaking body of work, charting his progression from those deft early works like RibCage and Roadkill to trippy fare like and through to his hypnotic Miss Kittin collaborations, Exit, and the recently released Ride. The remixes show his impressive skills at extrapolating the DNA of a track into bold new directions; from the hypnotic atmospherics of his Plastikman’s EXposed rework to the industrial thunder of his now-classic take on Radio Slave feat Danton Eeprom’s mighty Grindhouse. 

The package comes complete with in-depth, track-by-track personal reflections by Dubfire himself; giving a unique insight into the genesis of his productions and imparting additional context that will bring fans even closer to his music. From stories of four-day acid trips at Burning Man to the breakdown of his nine-year relationship to after parties in Ibiza; it’s all here and provides an intimate look into the decade of the life of one of the world’s most iconic DJs and producers. 

HYBRID: A Decade Of Dubfire [2006-2016] SCI+TEC

42-track collection celebrates one of the techno’s finest works to date

Box set / 3 LP/ 3 CD / digital formats featuring original tracks and remixes

Comes with extensive sleeve notes on each track written by Dubfire

Box set features 3LP, bespoke 16GB USB stick, pair of slipmats and signed pic

OUT NOW at Dubfire.com

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