A remix of Dido’s most popular song, “Thank You,” by production duo Deep Dish was among the Grammy winners announced Wednesday (February 27). The new version won in the category of best remixed recording, non-classical; besting new takes on songs by Depeche Mode, Bob Marley, Sunshine Anderson, and Samantha Mumba.
However, Deep Dish’s Ali Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi say that the strength of the new version was based not on the chorus of “Thank You” but on the verse that Eminem sampled in his own hugely successful “Stan.”
Shirazinia explained, “We actually didn’t use the main chorus of the original song, we sort of zeroed in on that section because that section really struck a chord with us.”
Tayebi added, “We had the structure of the song in our minds when we were making it and we thought that it would be cool if you were in a club dancing and all of the sudden the vocals from that Eminem song, as everybody calls it, came in. It would just freak people out. And we did it that way, and it worked.”
Deep Dish’s resume also includes studio work on Madonna’s “Music” and Beth Orton’s “Central Reservation.”