One-half of the Grammy Award-winning duo Deep Dish is starring in a new documentary called “Above Ground Level”.
In 1979, Ali Shirazinia aka Dubfire and his family were forced to travel from their country of birth due war in Iran and come to the United States where his passion for music was born.
Everybody knows the road to sucess isn’t easy and the film is all about that. The documentary follows Dubfire’s musical journey from performing in small clubs in Washington, D.C. to becoming one of the top DJ/producers in the world. It features interviews from family, childhood friends and artists including Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler and more.
The film also takes a glimpse on the importance of the immigrant stories following President Trump’s latest travel ban which Dubfire could not have predicted when he started the project years ago.
“It shows me, an Iranian immigrant, in a positive light. It’s a glimmer of hope for a lot of Persians in America or Persians that want to come to America to not feel so marginalized by the policies of the current administration.” He says.
Regarding the film, he adds “I hope that my story is an inspiring story for others who dream of a career in music and success along the way. For me personally, winning the Grammy was validation that the American dream is real. That through hard work and sacrifice, your efforts don’t go unnoticed by your peers.”
The film is out on November 21 and can be pre-ordered now via iTunes.
Watch the new trailer here: