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Sasha – True feat. Dems

Sasha has been hard at work in the studio, spurred on by overwhelming audience response to his audacious new venture, and his new track ‘True’ drops on Late Night Tales on 13th October . Featuring London-based band Dems’ haunting vocals, the emotive style echoes the shimmering soundscapes of Scene Delete, infused with the innovative flair of a musician currently at the top of his creative game.

‘I’ve been really excited about this record for some time,’ Sasha says. ‘When we originally got the vocal back from Dems I instantly knew it was something special. We just needed to find the right project for it. I’m looking forward to it being part of the new show along with a lot of new material.’

Sasha – Xpander (re-Fracted : Live at The Barbican)

‘Xpander’ is taken from ‘Sasha : re-Fracted: Live at the Barbican’ limited edition Blu-Ray

Klangstof – Hostage (Sasha Remix)

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Hot off a remix of “We Are Your Receiver” by Autograf, Klangstof is now releasing their  latest single, “Hostage,” remixed by Sasha.

Dance music aficionado Sasha puts his fingerprints all over Klangstof’s newest single ‘Hostage.’ The crafty veteran delivers an absolute cooker with his remix that features trippy sonics, impeccable instrumentation, a rolling groove and the original’s entrancing vocals.

Both Sasha and Klangstof can be seen live this month at Coachella Music Festival. Klangstof will also be touring with The Flaming Lips and Miike Snow – tour dates HERE.

Quivver – Mumbo Jumbo / This Was

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John Digweed’s Bedrock label is focused on releasing exceptional, forward-thinking electronic music, constantly working with some of the world’s finest artists, whose musical palettes are intensely inspired and musically diverse. Quivver (aka John Graham) is one such true musical innovator, a legend in electronic music circles and renowned as being one of the scene’s most essential creators since the early 1990’s.

The chilled ‘Reprise’ versions of (the excellently titled) ‘Mumbo Jumbo’ and ‘This Was’ were critically acclaimed highlights on the recent ‘Bedrock 18’ album, and now, to kick-off 2017 in style, the original club versions are set for their own single release.

As you would expect from one of the world’s finest electronic producers, innovative experimentation flows freely through Quivver productions, with ‘Mumbo Jumbo’ leading the way…

“The title ‘Mumbo Jumbo’ came about as I was trying to come up with vocal ideas for the track and did what I usually do – sing nonsense lyrics and try to find a good melody, at which point I usually go back and write proper lyrics, but since I liked the sound of the vocal I left the random nonsense as it was – then fed some of it through Alchemy to make it sound even weirder.” – Quivver

This element of open-minded electronic research has created an exceptionally original element for what is a gloriously groovy, hip-swinging, melodic gem that constantly mutates and develops from start to finish. This spirit of experimentation is continued with the deeply delicious vibes of ‘This Was’, and yet another perfect late-night Quivver delight is the end result.

On the live front, John has been keeping busy playing Quivver shows in South America, Amsterdam, Budapest, Ukraine, and Liverpool recently, and is currently readying himself to tour Japan in late January 2017. Never one to shy away from a creative curve-ball, he has also had a lot of fun playing a couple of live shows recently under his old drum & bass moniker – Skanna – a project he intends to revive with some new releases in the coming months.

Quivver’s Frisky Radio show ‘Controlled Substance’ also continues to go from strength to strength – on the 3rd Monday of every month – the 21st instalment will be broadcast on 16th January at 9pm UK time (1pm USA West Coast) and is well worth checking: https://www.friskyradio.com/show/controlled_substance/

And finally… If you’re in London, John will be performing the track ‘Rooms’, that he wrote with Sasha, as part of his two live shows at the Barbican Theatre in May. More info here: http://www.barbican.org.uk/cache/sasha.html

No. 09: Sasha – Scene Delete

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Imagine listening to music inspired by Frahm, Richter and Steve Reich, but made by one of the UK’s leading house and techno DJs. Away from the hubbub of the club, the craziness of Ibiza, there’s a contemplative side to everybody. Forget the beats and the sweat and the billowing anthems; this quiet, undulating, at times pastoral piece is less about songs and anthems and more about texture and atmosphere. ‘Scene Delete’ is a side of Sasha you’ve never heard before.

Sasha – Bring on the Night-time feat. Ultraista

 

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As you may already know, the first Late Night Tales release of 2016 is a very special project by Sasha. ‘Scene Delete’ is somewhere between a mix album, an artist album, think as a gentle stroll through the soundtrack in your mind. 21 new and exclusive tracks inspired by Frahm, Richter and Steve Reich but made by one of the UK’s leading house and techno DJs.

Below you can stream Bring on the Night-time featuring Ultraista. Sasha’s ‘Scene Delete’ is out on April 1st on Late Night Tale.

Sasha – Warewolf

 

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(Photo Credit: Linsay Barchan)

As you may know, the first Late Night Tales release of 2016 is a very special project by Sasha. 21 new and exclusive tracks inspired by Frahm, Richter and Steve Reich but made by one of the UK’s leading house and techno DJs. Below you can stream the second taste from the release, Warewolf. ‘Scene Delete’ is a side of Sasha you’ve never heard before.

Sasha – Scene Delete (Late Night Tales)

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The first Late Night Tales release of 2016 is a very special project by Sasha.

Imagine listening to music inspired by Frahm, Richter and Steve Reich, but made by one of the UK’s leading house and techno DJs. Away from the hubbub of the club, the craziness of Ibiza, there’s a contemplative side to everybody. Forget the beats and the sweat and the billowing anthems; this quiet, undulating, at times pastoral piece is less about songs and anthems and more about texture and atmosphere. ‘Scene Delete’ is a side of Sasha you’ve never heard before.

I love post-minimalist modern classical, I love to listen to something completely different that’s quite hypnotic as well. It almost… purges the system.

About three years ago, my collaborators David Gardner and ThermalBear and I wrote a song called ‘Bring On The Night’. I sent it to Ultraista and within a few days she sent it back with this amazing vocal on, with Nigel Godrich playing keyboards. We tried to do club mixes but we just couldn’t get it right. So it sat there doing nothing.

Tracks like this kept building up, until finally last summer my frustration boiled over. We’d made so many tunes that I couldn’t remember the names of half of them: What was that thing with a bass sound and a string line? It drove me mental. At the same time as we were logging these tracks, I was listening to the Jon Hopkins’ Late Night Tales and I thought a lot of the music we’d been working on was in the same vibe. So I sent the music over to Late Night Tales and they really liked it.

Initially, I thought we’d just do a Late Night Tales compilation with maybe a few pieces of my own music. But as we went through everything we’d worked on in the last two years, we realised we had about 50 pieces of music. So we started editing and compiling: ‘Scene Delete’ is the end result.
– Sasha, January 2016

Think of ‘Scene Delete’ as somewhere between a mix album, an artist album and a gentle stroll through the soundtrack in your mind. Make sure you switch off the lights before you enter. Release Date: April 1st.

Tracklisting:
01. Channel deq
02. View2
03. Baracus
04. Linepulse
05. Time After Time
06. Detour
07. Pontiac
08. Cassette Sessions D
09. Cassette Sessions E
10. Healer
11. Modcon
12. Scarpa Falls
13. Warewolf
14. Bring on the Night-time
15. Corvette
16. Shelter
17. Untitled 3
18. Abacus
19. Rooms
20. Broadcast
21. Vapour Trails

Sasha – Ether

(Photo Credit: Linsay Barchan)

(Photo Credit: Linsay Barchan)

Picking up from where the intricately and masterfully crafted ‘Vapourspace’ left off, Sasha returns to ‘Last Night On Earth’ with another exquisite production entitled ‘Ether’.

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Rightfully championed as one of the worlds most acclaimed DJ’s, Producers, and label bosses, Sasha has consistently delivered some of dance music’s most dynamic and innovative music. ‘Ether’ is another release that perfects sits within the monumental catalogue of productions that Sasha has constructed. Whether it be in the studio or playing at the worlds most prolific venues, ‘Ether’ reiterates the fact that Sasha is showing no sign of taking his foot off the pedal.

Staying true to the unparalleled production technique and style that Sasha has been trademarked with, ‘Ether’ is another drivingly percussive track that will sound out through the speakers of clubs and festivals throughout the globe.

An intensely built track that is driven by a thunderous bass drum rhythm, Sasha once again demonstrates a wonderfully layered production. A carefully distorted synth arrangement whispers throughout, creating an ambient echoing for all those listening.

The second track ‘Intro Mix’ follows the same fashion as the ‘Vapourspace’ release. A fittingly perfect re-work that provides a softer opening to the main production. ‘Intro Mix’ is almost an invitation to fans to step into the rest of the release, which is accompanied by the beautifully designed artwork.

‘Ether’ once again reiterates Sasha’s prominence within electronic music. Always accredited with being a pivotal figure throughout not only the worlds DJ’s booths, but the studios also, this production marks yet another profound chapter for Sasha. Ether is out now on Last Night on Earth. Get it here: pro.beatport.com/release/ether/1520172

Sasha – Vapourspace

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Sasha presents the intense peak-time two-tracker ‘Vapourspace’ on his own Last Night On Earth imprint. It may have been some time since the award-winning DJ, producer and label head released his last solo material but recently he’s kept our interest firmly piqued with sharp remixes such as London Grammar’s ‘Hey Now’ and collaborations with the likes of James Teej and Joel Mull. – All awash with the invigorating hallmarks of one of electronic music most prolific producers. The continued musical evolution and flawless production of Sasha undoubtedly lies in his ability to balance diverse elements within one single vision. Despite such a liberal resume it’s a fluency in a signature production language over the years that has proved to be an extremely worthwhile investment.

‘Vapourspace’ marks the first in a series of new releases to come from his own revered Last Night On Earth imprint throughout 2015. As is the norm with LNOE, these releases purvey more than just the music; each release will feature the label’s acclaimed artwork, which will add a welcome dimension and deeper sense of intimacy to each EP. With a sublime driving bassline, whispering and ebulliently distorted vocals, Sasha builds layer upon layer delivering vivid and spacious melodic synths that display an intensity and character often absent from todays music. The second track is an ‘Intro Mix’, a rework that the producer himself envisages as ‘perfect for opening with’. Even in a two-track release, the tracks retain a level of patience and care that artists rarely request and audiences rarely consume.;

One of the many unique talents that has seen Sasha ruling dancefloors across the globe, and has gained him the reputation he carries today. ‘Vapourspace’ marks a key point in Sasha’s solo production discography, as he continues to deliver with literate depth, a style that never fails to have his audience hooked both on and off the dance floor.

Last Night On Earth release Vapourspace today (March 9th 2015).