Iranian progressive house wizards Deep Dish seem to have woken up and smelt the chart-friendly, unit shifting, wallet filling coffee. Revered in dance music circles for their uncanny ability to create some of the most uplifting, yet scarily dark sets for the club kids and for giving a floor-filling kick up the backside to the likes of The Rolling Stones and Pet Shop Boys.
Say Hello isn't a remix, and thus finds itself in the all too familiar situation for dance music artists: re-hashing other people's work or playing other peoples records and it's gold dust, left to their own devices and things just end up a bit dull. Itís a predictable track, atmospheric female vocals, courtesy of Anousheh, who lent her tuneful yet generic tones to the genius re-work of Flashdance released last year. The rest of Say Hello flows with chiming keyboards, ambient swoosh noises and heartbeat drums which have become the Deep Dish trademark, it's just left short of the surprise and ability to really get you moving that have earned the duo respect and admiration in the past.
On the plus side, every mix bar the Radio Edit is a vast improvement. With re-works by Angello & Ingrosso, which sounds like someone shoved a great big dirty techno synth rocket up the track and Dylan Rhymes, who gives Say Hello a breakbeat make-over, managing to get that haunting sound missing from the original mixes, and a Paul Van Dyk re-work on the way, its almost a certainty you'll be hearing a hell of a lot more of Say Hello.