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When: -

Where: Ruby Skye (420 Mason St., San Francisco, CA)

Minimum Age: 21+

Type: Indoor - Club

Promoters: Spundae

Genres: HouseTrance

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$ 35.00



A Hollywood Theatrical Production


Friday, October 28


The best DJs know that Djing is first about being able to read people and then about being able to tap into that human experience and take it on a journey. Sasha has always been noted for being a master at this, and although his style is described as Progressive Trance with a good presence of House and break beat elements; his music has always reached beyond those record store titles, thus separating him from his contemporaries. Sasha creates and plays music that gives emotion a chance to speak. It is this universal appeal that he has tapped into that has established his strong fanbase around the globe. 


This ability to capture sounds on a universal level was most recently called upon when he was asked to write all the music for Sony Playstation¹s biggest game release of 1999, Wipeout 3. Sasha wrote 5 original tracks to soundscape the game. Wipeout 3 won not only the best racing game award, but best game of the whole show. 


His special touch has also recently been called upon by The Chemical Brothers, who singled him out as the only artist asked to remix a track (Out Of Control) from their new album. I just dubbed it out to a style like I would play, the elements and sounds that the Chems used were so good that I didn't want to change them at all, Sasha reports on making the mix. Sasha's resume of chart topping remixes also earned him a request from Madonna in 1998 when he was asked to remix Ray Of Light and Substitute For Love/ Drowned World. 


Do not be mistaken, this kind of recognition does not happen overnight. Born and raised in a small town in Wales, Sasha was exposed to Motown records when he was just a baby and it was in the home that his talent for playing the piano was developed. His first exposure to house music was at Manchester's Hacienda; just as dance music exploded into the summer of love. This impact encouraged his move from Wales to Manchester. His first exploration into Djing was when a DJ in a local pub announced he was looking for people to play club dates. Sasha volunteered and now says that he had about 30 records and basically just blagged it.


For Sasha, music is his first love, and what gives him a buzz is being able to share his music with others. From his presence at those all too talked about after hour parties where his special impromptu sets are heard, to his signature always present child like antics that leave people wondering if he has modelled his life after Peter Pan, to his DJ sets at clubs around the world, all lined with the backdrop of his own productions, Sasha leaves trails of memories, melodies and stories wherever he goes. These are the things that have been, and will continue to be remembered and passed on for years. And that is what legends are made of.