The 77 minute film includes interviews from Seth Troxler, Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox and more.
A new documentary regarding Iranian born DJ and producer, Dubfire, came out today.
The film, titled Above Ground Level, profiles the Iranian born DJ and producer Ali Shirazinia, better known in the global techno-sphere as Dubfire, on his journey as a seven year old Iranian immigrant to his seminal start as one half of electronic duo Deep Dish and his current position as one of techno’s seminal pioneers.
The biopic, directed by Berlin designers Michael Koczynski and Mino Kodama, is a glimpse into the inner workings of the mastermind behind such seminal releases as “Roadkill,” “Emissions,” and “Debris.” The film is largely focused around the Shirazinia’s chaotic life touring, but has latent political undertones beneath its surface.
In an interview with Billboard, Shirazinia has this to say on the current political moment in the United States:
“We didn’t plan this obviously, but with the Trump administration, the travel ban, and everything else that’s going on politically in America, it’s taken on a more timely weight. It’s a positive story that needs to be told. 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.”
The film is available through Itunes for rental and purchase.