Who's Next: Ali Shirazina

Ali Shirazina

Better known as one half of the Grammy award-winning musical DJ duo, Deep Dish, Ali Shirazina has also become an internationally, critically acclaimed DJ in his own right. After working with Madonna, The Rolling Stones and Dido, Shirazina has now released his first solo album, Dubfire GU31 – Tapei, which is already regularly played at nightclubs here to Ibiza to Brazil.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?
Going deaf!

FAVORITE TIME OF DAY?
Night-time; after midnight usually when the phones aren’t ringing and everyone’s gone to bed.

DRINK OF CHOICE?
Lychee martini

LAST PLAYED SONG ON YOUR IPOD?
Editors ‘Munich’

MOST MEMORABLE DJ EXPERIENCE?
Recently, it would have to be in Reykjavik at a club called NASA with a visit to the healing powers of the Blue Lagoon earlier that day. Iceland is simply a magical place.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT WASHINGTON?
The energy and the diversity of the people.

THE NIGHTLIFE HERE IS…
Still not edgy enough for me.

DO DJ’S HAVE GROUPIES?
Often times they’re nerdy music geeks!

WHAT MUSICAL ARTIST DO YOU MOST ADMIRE?
Radiohead, Richie Hawtin…basically any artist who is able to successfully balance art and commerce.

ANY OTHER ARTISTIC TALENTS?
I’ve managed to get away with singing on two songs!

WHERE DO YOU GO FOR THE BEST DEEP DISH PIZZA IN D.C.?
Besides Dominoes? That’s easy: the Scicilian slices at The Italian Store in Arlington.

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