Dubfire brings critically acclaimed live HYBRID show to Ibiza
Dubfire’s critically acclaimed live project dubfire:liveHYBRID is heading to Ibiza for it’s debut performance on the Island for the International Live Summit closing party at the historic, UNESCO World Heritage Dalt Vila site.
Never satisfied with the status quo, Dubfire spent two years crafting a live show; his HYBRID concept has been wowing audiences since its soft launch debut at the Amsterdam Dance Event in 2014. Described by Thump as, “unlike anything we had previously seen or heard before anywhere,” HYBRID reinvents the concert experience by seamlessly weaving together elements of 2D and 3D animation with live audio and lighting to explore the intersection of science and technology – of man and machine – and their resulting evolution and inevitable fusion. After touring 12 different countries in 2015, and receiving rave reviews at Coachella, the critically acclaimed show will touch down at more of the biggest events across the globe.
Says Dubfire: “I’d always intended for my music to be performed live, supported by the latest advancements in music, stage design, lighting and sound technology. It took me years to build up a body of work that I’m proud to stand behind and find the team to create the HYBRID show. It’s been an incredibly inspiring ride and I’m tremendously excited to finally bring the show to the fans who continue to support me and my sound”
“Also excellent in the Mojave was Iranian DJ Dubfire, whose late Saturday turn was technical, precise, and wildly fun”. – Pitchfork
"We don’t exaggerate when we tell you the event was unlike anything we had previously seen or heard before anywhere, let alone at ADE" – THUMP
"The cinematic experience of Dubfire 's performance feels like you are inside a movie…indeed the highlight of this years Amsterdam dance event" – The Creators Project, Vice
“Playing behind four panels that enhanced and refracted his shadows, he (Dubfire) unveiled his new live show on Friday night, captivating the crowd with a spellbinding combination of minimal techno and trippy rendered visual.”. – Billboard
Decade of Dubfire
Is that wasn’t enough, Dubfire will also celebrate a decade of Dubfire in 2016, having gone down his own distinctly singular sonic path for a whole ten years. After early success as part of the still influential dance duo Deep Dish, the man born Ali Shirazinia now has his own label empire, legions of fans around the world and a unique take on electornic music that has made him a truly global superstar.
It was no easy move to go solo after the Grammy winning success of the Deep Dish project, but the challenge of carrying out his own solo musical mission is one that Ali has more than risen to. In that time, he has established his label SCI + TEC as a world renowned platform for his own music and that of a carefully curated list of talents old and new. He has also headlined every major club and festival in the world on a regular basis, has created his pioneering live Hybrid show and has earned a reputation as an artist right at the forefront of live performance and audio visual entertainment.
Though many believed Dubfire was crazy going it alone, the seminal success of his solo tracks like ‘Ribcage’, ‘Emissions’ and ‘Roadkill’ prove he has more than made his own way. Remixes of ‘Spastik’ by Plastikman, live shows from LA to Barcelona, Washington to Womb have continued to prove the point and for the last two years, and his HYBRID live concept has been wowing crowds everywhere. Created with the aim of reinventing the concert experience and combining overlapping screen projections, a mind-blowing array of strobe lights and a powerful 2D and 3D visual framework, the show has seen Ali incorporate the latest advancements in technology to deliver an out of this world live display.
It is fair to say this show, a ground breaking combination of man and machine, science, art and technology, has proved the high point of Dubfire’s solo career. But all good things must come to and end and so in 2016, after two years of touring and to coincide with his decade at the top, it will cease to exist after some final showcases at Coachella, International Music Summit Ibiza, Dockyard Festival, Movement and more to be announced.
Dubfire will also celebrate 10 years at the top as a solo artist in 2016, and though this first chapter of Dubfire’s solo career is almost done and dusted, the man himself, as ever, continues to look forwards. As such you can expect him to unveil some new and exciting projects in the near future, whilst he is also being honoured with the release of a new movie about his life and career, with a trailer available here: vimeo.com/122099244.