EDM's Dubfire Talks Food and Techno at Juvia
Most Winter Music Conference parties revolve around barely clad revelers hopped on stimulants dancing for hours next to a petri dish of a hotel pool.
All photos by Zachary Fagenson DJ/Producer Dubfire (far right) offered up beats with a view.
So when Ali Shirazini, the DJ better known as Dubfire, who was once half of the iconic EDM duo Deep Dish, announced a invite-only party at Juvia on Wednesday evening atop the 1111 Lincoln Road parking garage we wanted to see what foodie-producer had up his sleeve.
Shirazini's passion for food is well documented. Thumbing through his Instagram you can find shots of dishes from Noma, Rene Redzepi's Copenhagen restaurant voted best in the world by Restaurant magazine. As a part-time Barcelona resident Shirazini is also regular at Tickets, the restaurant run Albert Adria, the brother of Ferran Adria, often regarded as the world's most creative chef. His manager's told us that while touring his schedule is often dictated by the restaurants he wants to visit in the cities he's playing.
"Always before I head to the airport I like to grab a sandwich and juice to go," he said.
We recommended he visit Kevin Cory's NAOE, but when we warned Shirazini that it could be a three-hour-plus meal he scoffed, saying he's happily sat through six-hour tasting menus.