Submitted by admin on Tue, 2015-06-30 17:07
Best known for:
Allegedly being the son of God
Tune of the year:
Guy Gerber 'Hate Love'
Gig of 2010:
Never Say Never at Ushuaia
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010:
Midland. I've just got onto him, but he's blown my mind
Best new club visited this year:
Shine at Ulster Hall. They've done an incredible job with the refurb
Favourite non-dance album of 2010:
Beach House 'Teen Dream'
Essential three suitcase tour items:
Laptop, socks and toothbrush. Very boring
Which actor would play you in a film of your life:
Probably Gonzo from The Muppets. It doesn't need explaining
Best thing about being a DJ:
The occasional private jet action
Best end-of-the-night tune:
My bootleg of The xx. No-one's got it except for me
"It's been a year of changes," says Sasha reflectively when we ask him to look back over 2010. "At the beginning I didn't really have any Ibiza dates planned, so we decided to do the free party at Ushuaia." The result was his Thursday residency which swelled from 500 when it opened to around 1,400 for the closing, leading to a number of Friday night appearances at Pacha following up a prime spot at the IMS closing party on top of Dalt Villa, which overlooks Ibiza Town, "another contender for gig of the year. "I was able to play the kind of music I don't normally get to DJ, what you might hear if you heard me at an afterhours," he adds excitedly on his season at Ushuaia. "It was really soul fulfilling for me as a DJ, and I got some amazing guests to come down like Matthew Bushwacka and Damian Lazarus." This summer also saw Sasha hit the festival trail, performing an audio-visual show in The Glade at Glastonbury, before flying to LA the next day to play the Electric Daisy Carnival. "There was an amazing amount of people there. About 80,000 in the main auditorium and 30,000 on the stage where we were playing." This was just one of many highlights, including playing on the beach in Tokyo with The Chemical Brothers and joining Australia's Big Day Out in January. "I've also been doing loads of production and collaborations - Yousef, Thomas Gandey and King Unique - so I'm getting ready to release all that stuff," he adds. "It's been an action-packed year, to be honest."