UPCOMING EVENTS :
-Fri 26th July : Balkan Kartel w/ Gabby Young and other Animals @ The Blind Tiger Club (Brighton)
-Sat 27th July : HMS Damascus (Fundraiser for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Syria) @ Festival Pier
-Fri 9th Aug : Wilderness Festival, Cornbury Park. Playing at Rumpus
-Fri 16th Aug : Mystery Train w/ Pas de Probleme @ Magic Garden Pub, Battersea
-Sat 17th Aug : Tim Lovell's wedding (Hereford)
-Thu 22nd Aug : Main Bar @ Shambala Festival
-Fri 23d Aug : Swingamijig @ Shambala Festival
-Fri 30th Aug : Balkan Kartel @ Blind Tiger Club, Brighton
-Tue 3rd Sep - Fri 6th Sep : Goulash Disko Festival @ Vis Island, Croatia.
-Sat 14th Sep : Stranger than Paradise @ Hootananny, Brixton.
-Wed 17th Sep : Favourite French Film party @ French Institute, London
-Sat 21st Sep : Cloud Factory Adventures @ Passing Clouds, Dalston.
-Sat 21st Sep : Stranger than Paradise @ Bussey Building, London
-Fri 27th Sep : Balkan Kartel w/ Gypsy Hill @ Blind Tiger Club, Brighton
-Sat 28th Sep : Magic Garden Pub, Battersea
-Thu 3rd Oct : Warming up for Balkan Beat Box, Scala, London
-Fri 4th Oct : Warming up for Balkan Beat Box, Concorde2, Brighton
-Sat 19th Oct : Magic Garden Pub, Battersea
-Sat 26th Oct : Private party + Stranger than Paradise @ Hootananny
-Fri 1st Nov : Day of the Dead party w/ Family Atlantica @ The Forge venue, Camden
-Sat 2nd Nov : Halloween party @ Passing Clouds
-Wed 13th Nov : Tootsie Rollers' 5th Birthday, Bloomsbury Ballroom
-Fri 15th Nov : It's a Swing thing @ Upstairs at the Ritzy, Brixton
-Fri 22nd Nov : Stranger than Paradise @ Hootananny
-Fri 29th Nov : Electric Palace @ Bridport
-Sat 30th Nov : Shambala Christmas party @ Spiegeltent tent, Bristol
-Sat 7th Dec : Balkan Kartel w/ Electric Swing Circus @ Blind Tiger Club, Brighton
-Thu 12th Dec : Shantel @ Electric Brixton
-Fri 13th Dec : DJ Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello @ The Prince of Wales, Brixton
-Sat 14th Dec : Stranger than Paradise @ Hootananny, Brixton
-Tue 31st Dec : NYE @ The Forge w/ Sam & The Womp, Gene Dudley group, Dom Servini, Volta45, Camden
-Tue 31st Dec : Small World NYE @ Fox and Firkin, Lewisham (From 4am)
-Fri 3rd Jan : Gypsy Fever @ Nambucca, Holloway Road, London
-Sat 18th Jan : Party @ Institut Francais de Londres, London
-Sat 18th Jan : Stranger than Paradise @ Hootananny, Brixton
-Sun 19th Jan : Supporting Boban & Marko Markovic @ Scala, London
-Fri 24th Jan : It's a Swing thing w/ King's Cross Hot Club @ Upstairs at the Ritzy, Brixton
-Sat 25th Jan : Black Cat White Cat w/ Gypsy Hill @ Forge Music and Arts venue, Camden
-Wed 19th Feb : Supporting Trans Siberian Marching Band @ Rich Mix, Hoxton
-Sat 22nd Feb : Black Cat White Cat w/ Benoit Viellefon @ Forge Music and Arts venue, Camden
-Fri 28th Feb : Stranger than Paradise @ Hootananny, Brixton
-Fri 7th March : Carousel White Mischief @ Islington Metal Works, Angel
-Sat 8th March : Puravida @ Osho Leela, Gillingham, Dorset
-Fri 14th March : Count Bassie's Electro Zing @ The POW
-Sat 15th March : Stranger than Paradise @ Hootananny, Brixton
-Fri 21st March : It's a Swing thing @ Upstairs at the Ritzy
-Sat 22nd March : Cloud Factory Adventures @ Passing Clouds
-Sat 29th March : Magic Garden Pub, Battersea
-Sat 12th April : Charity event for Cancer research @ Grasse, France
-Sat 26th April : Stranger than Paradise @ Hootananny, Brixton
-Fri 9th May : Count Bassie's Electro Zing @ The POW
-Sat 10th May : Magic Garden Pub, Battersea
-Sat 24th May : Stranger than Paradise @ Hootananny, Brixton
-Fri 6th June : Count Bassie's Electro Zing @ The POW
-Fri 27th June : Stranger than Paradise @ Hootananny, Brixton
-Fri 11th July : Count Bassie's Electro Zing @ The POW
-Fri 25th July : Stranger than Paradise @ Hootananny, Brixton
-Fri 8th Aug : Count Bassie's Electro ZIng @ The POW
-Sat 23rd Aug : Stranger than Paradise @ The POW
-Fri 12th Sep : Count Bassie's Electro Zing @ The POW
-Sat 27th Sep : Stranger than Paradise @ Hootananny, Brixton
Based in London, Sacha started djing in the late 90s. Sacha has always played many genres and styles out (From 1920s Jazz to Rhythm and Blues to the latest Remixes. Obscurities from around the World to well known Classics). Sacha adapts his sets for each new occasion / gig.
However, he is reputed for being one of the pioneers and specialists of Balkan Gypsy Music, Electro Swing and Global Beats djing in the UK.
He is the co-founder and resident DJ of “Stranger than Paradise”, the infamous 10 year running Gypsy Burlesque monthly event, held now at the Hootananny in Brixton, London.
Last few years have been busy, apart from djing at events like: White Mink, Electro Swing Club (Paris), Secret Cinema, Rumpus, Balkan Beats, White Mischief, Carousel, Antitapas, Movimientos, Small World, Goulash Disko and the London Burlesque Festival, Sacha has also become resident DJ at Cloud Factory Adventures at Passing Clouds, at the French Institute parties and recently at the Forge in Camden.
Travelled too, playing for the first time in Dublin (Ireland), Valencia, Madrid (Spain), Genova, Milan, Rome (Italy), Brussels (Belgium) and Split, Komiza (Croatia) and in 2014 Austria (TBA).
Highlights of 2011-2013:
Djing at the Royal Festival Hall for their New Year’s Eve Party alongside Gabby Young and Other Animals, Eliza Carthy's Motown Ceilidh, The Destroyers plus many more.
Being the support DJ for the Balkan Brass Battle (The two best Gypsy Brass Bands out of the Balkans: Fanfare Ciocarlia vs Boban i Marko Markovic Orchestra) at the Brighton Festival. Organising the sold out Balkan Brass Battle After Party.
Djing at Kensington Palace Gardens for the Bastille Day Ball to celebrate French National Day, the 14th July, alongside well known Electro Swing DJs: Bart and Baker.
Djing in support of Shantel at Electric Brixton, Balkan Beat Box and Fanfare Ciocarlia at the Scala and Mahala Rai Banda at the Jazz Cafe.
Past gigs of note include:
Djing for the BBC3 World Music Awards After Party, for the Cuban Music Awards and the Balkan Fever Festival.
Artists of note he's shared the bill with:
Fanfare Ciocarlia, Boban & Marko Markovic, Shantel, Balkan Beat Box, Mahala Rai Banda, Amsterdam Klezmer Band, Dunkelbunt, Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello), Ivo Papasov, Boom Pam, Che Sudaka, Budzillus, KAL.
But also The Correspondents, Dandy Warhols, Miss Dynamite, Roots Manuva, Trojan Sound System, Jerry Dammers (The Specials) and General Elektriks.
Festivals played at: Glastonbury, Bestival, Electric Picnic, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness, Shambala, Glade, Isle of Wight, La Linea, Goulash Disko and Paradise Gardens.