"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."