Dubfire (real name Ali Shirazinia) is the inimitable subject of new documentary film Above Ground Level. The 77-minute production tracks the Iranian born DJ/producer from his childhood in the Middle East through to his current icon status in dance music.
Directed by Michael Koczynski and Mino Kodama, the documentary includes accounts of Dubfire’s emigration into the United States, and early artistic pursuits, prior to his eventual breakthrough as one-half of Deep Dish with Sharam.
A press release describes the documentary as "a fascinating account of life behind the decks and the rigours of the intense traveling that goes with it." Exclusive interviews with Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Seth Troxler, Pete Tong, Loco Dice and Danny Tenaglia detail Dubfire’s 26 years traveling the globe as a coveted techno curator.
This year, Dubfire appeared at number 32 of the top 50 house and techno acts from the Top 100 DJ poll.
Watch the trailer for Above Ground Level below: