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Sharam (Deep Dish) At Prince Of Wales Bandroom - 2.3.2007

Author: Phil Watkins
Friday, March 9, 2007
Deep Dish has been a favourite around the world for well over a decade. Their sets are well-known to all in dance music for being both tough and unrelenting, while at the same time bringing the most smooth and uplifting atmosphere to the floor.

It was a sold-out show last time Deep Dish visited Melbourne to promote their latest album 'George is On'. This time it was one half of the duo, Sharam's turn to visit us for a four-hour set at the Prince of Wales to promote his latest Global Underground release, 'Global Underground 29: Dubai'.

It was Andy Murphy who got the warm up duties on the night, certainly giving it his best when we arrived with the crowd favourite definitely doing his job well. The crowd seemed to have a nice mix and I was quite surprised that it wasn't rammed to the rafters, but in the end I think this was better for the people in the club, as a little bit of room to move is never a bad thing.

An almighty raw went through the place as Sharam took to the booth and began his four-hour journey. It was plain to see from the start, if you didn't know, that Sharam has always been the harder side of the Deep Dish sets and he started as he meant to continue with some pounding electro tunes. It wasn't though until his own bootleg of 'Sedna' by 16 Bit Lolitas aptly called 'Deep Breath Sedna' brought the house down.

After such an illustrious start to the set I couldn't help but think where he could go from here but then Sharam took it up a notch further with amazing 'decks and effects' versions of 'Say Hello' and 'PATT', all of which got a great response from the crowd who were relishing every new tune and every mix.

It's always a pleasure to see a DJ play at the top of their game and with Sharam you are always going to get the best and gig well worth seeing, I recommend catching him if and when he graces our shores again.