Welsh DJ/producer Sasha (born Alexander Paul Coe) is that rare breed of artist that has managed to balance massive commercial success and notoriety with artistic integrity throughout his long-standing career. I won't go into too many details about his myriad accolades through the years, which include over a decade of consecutive top 10 votes on the DJ Mag polls and various international awards and nominations at the WMC, Grammy and DJ Awards. Needless to say, and as most of you know, the man is one of the most highly-acclaimed figures in electronic dance music and one of its most recognizable names. Yet unlike many of his peers who share a monolithic stature in the EDM history books (I'm looking at you, Paul Oakenfold) Sasha hasn't really sold out or compromised the innovative edge of his musical output. He continues to experiment with the possibilities of sound and genre, while pushing the envelope both in the studio and onstage, where he applies the latest and most cutting-edge audio technologies (some of which he has co-developed himself.) A child of the British acid house explosion and Manchester's legendary club Haçienda, Sasha's sound has evolved from the upbeat tribal rhythms of early rave house and the epic sweeping progressive house of his Northern Exposure days with John Digweed, to an energetic and mind-bending signature blend of electro-infused tech house, trance, and breaks. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to see the legendary world-class DJ perform outside of the usual tumult of WMC and in a considerably intimate setting when he stops by club SET this Sunday night. Sasha will be joined by Hallucination Limited's DJ Three, another house and techno specialist and cutting-edge tastemaker with a finger on the pulse of contemporary underground dance music.
Sun., Nov. 8, 2009