‘NSYNC just keep digging deeper into the dance music community. First they recruited BT to produce Celebrity’s first single, “Pop,” and now they’ve hired Deep Dish to remix it.
The Washington, D.C., house duo, who remixed Madonna’s “Music” and were nominated for the Remixer of the Year Grammy, sought to give the song a wide range of emotions.
“It sounds like Basement Jaxx on estrogen,” Deep Dish’s Sharam Tayebi said Thursday (June 14). “It has all these crazy elements, but it’s tough. It has dark elements to it, but it’s kind of a happy song.”
Deep Dish’s remix, which was done in just two days, will be included with the single when it is released on June 26, according to their publicist. Los Angeles producer Pablo La Rosa and U.K. group Terminalhead provide the single’s other remixes.
“It was interesting to take one of those groups and make a proper house song out of it,” Sharam said. “We had fun doing it and actually ended up liking the song. The melodies sound cool to me.”
Deep Dish have also been busy with other projects. On their remixing plate, they are working with an Italian group called Planet Funk and are reworking Depeche Mode’s “I Feel Loved.”
On Tuesday, the pair, which also includes Ali “Dubfire” Shirazinia, will release the much-delayed second volume of their Yoshiesque series. The album, promoting their label Yoshitoshi Recordings, features tracks from Spiritualized (remixed by the Chemical Brothers), Delerium (remixed by Deep Dish) and Faze Action.
“We weren’t happy with it and kept taking it in different directions,” Sharam said of Yoshiesque 2, which was originally due last fall. “We finally came up with something that we are OK with. We wanted to get away from the dark progressive sound that is the norm these days – go back to the housey and more song-oriented vibe.”
Yoshiesque 2 boasts an eclectic mix of dance music styles, from techno to house to breakbeat.
“What we do with that label is pick out quality songs regardless of genre,” Sharam said. “The whole concept behind it is a mishmash of all genres. It’s everything. That’s our policy for the whole label: genre bashing!”
Deep Dish, who met while on deck duty at the same party in 1991, have another mix album due later this year. They will be the first duo to release an album for the famed Global Underground series. Their album, Global Underground 21: Moscow, will be based on a set they mixed on June 2 at an opera house in Moscow.
The duo will continue to tour this summer, playing several high-profile parties and festivals. Deep Dish are on the bill for the Mekka tour and both U.S. Creamfields dates. They will also spin at Centro-Fly in New York on June 21 as a release party for Yoshiesque 2, at the Versace Haute Couture fashion show in Paris on July 7 and at Jason Priestley’s birthday party in New York in late August.
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