Strange DJ-basketball comparison coming up: we think Sasha is the Kobe Bryant of the electronic music world. He started off in a blaze of glory when he first entered the scene in his younger days and, as a veteran, he’s refused to step aside as other new and refreshing contemporaries have attempted to steal his limelight. The simple fact of the matter is Sasha, like Bryant in the NBA, still remains one of the most commercially viable artists of electronic music.
Sasha is the prototypical ‘superstar DJ’. Having been active since the late 80s, his list of achievements is almost endless. He has been voted among the top 10 DJs in the world by readers of DJ Mag every year since 1997 (placing first in 2000), he has remixed tracks for Madonna and The Chemical Brothers, he won a Grammy nomination for his remix of Felix Da Housecat’s Watching Cars Go By and he was among the first innovators to fully embrace laptop DJing and demonstrate the immense creative power that software programming can offer. But perhaps his most outstanding achievement is his ability to elude genre classification while still being able to create an immediately recognisable signature sound, born from a mixture of euphoric acid house mixed with the Italian piano sounds of house and emotional a cappellas.
Now, after having reached heights of success that even he couldn’t have imagined, we think Sasha is looking to grow even further as an artist. Don’t miss his upcoming gig at Hyde this fortnight, as it’s a great opportunity to witness one of the all-time greats in action. We’re dribblin’ with delight!
Sasha spins a set at Hyde on Thursday May 10. For tickets: www.rnrasia.com .