UPCOMING DATES / BIOG / LINKS :
-Fri 20th Jan: Swing It, Vienna
-Sat 21st Jan: Magic Garden, Battersea
-Sat 28th Jan: Rowans
-Fri 3rd Feb: Rowans
-Fri 10th Feb: Magic Garden, Battersea
-Fri 10th Feb: Valentine Ball, Coronet Theatre
-Sat 11th Feb: Stranger than Paradise
-Sat 18th Feb: Sala X, Seville, Spain
-Fri 24th Feb: Blue Mountain, Bristol
-Sat 25th Feb: Rowans
-Fri 3rd March: Rowans
-Sat 4th March: Duke, Bermondsey
-Tue 7th March: Sketch
-Fri 10th March: Rowans
-Sat 11th March: Magic Garden, Battersea
-Fri 17th March: Sono Centrum, Brno, CZ Republic
-Sat 18th March: Roxy, Prague
-Fri 24th March: Rowans
-Sat 25th March: STP, Hootananny
-Fri 7th April: Rumpus, Islington Metalworks (4am slot)
-Sat 8th April: STP, Hootananny
-Sat 15th April: Magic Garden, Battersea
-Fri 21st April: Nottingham
-Sun 30th April: Swingamajig, Birmingham
-Sat 13th May: Stranger than Paradise
-Sat 20th May: Magic Garden, Battersea
-Sat 24th June: Becca's Wedding (tbc)
-Fri-Sun 27th-30th July: Womad, Charlton Park
King of Electro-Swing
"What do you call a Cloud Factory party with no Sacha Dieu? NO PARTY AT ALL. Stranger than Paradise legend and CFA resident Sacha Dieu brings all the ice queens to the yard and shreds the dance floor a new one!” (Gudrun Getz, Events Manager, Passing Clouds)
London based, Sacha enjoys mixing different styles and genres together during his sets (Anything from 30s Swing Jazz to the latest remixes, obscurities from around the World to well known Classics). Sacha adapts his set for each new occasion.
That said, Sacha is reputed for being one of the pioneers and specialists of Balkan Gypsy, Electro Swing and Global Beats djing in the UK. He co-founded and is the resident DJ of “Stranger than Paradise”, the legendary Gypsy Burlesque monthly event, held presently at the Hootananny Brixton, London. Recently, Sacha has also become resident DJ at Passing Clouds, The Magic Garden and at the Barge House.
His mix "(S)winging it" is in the Top 3 most played Electro Swing mixes on Soundcloud, with over 550k plays.
He is a regular performer at prestigious events like the Electro Swing Club (Paris), Electro Swing Revolution (Berlin), Electro Swing River (Prague), White Mink (London), Rumpus, Secret Cinema, Morning Gloryville, Goulash Disko (Dublin / Croatia), Anti-Tapas (Brussels), White Mischief, Carousel, Movimientos, Small World parties and the London Burlesque Festival.
Sacha has shared the bill with the biggest acts in his field, artists like Caravan Palace, Parov Stelar, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Boban Markovic, Shantel, Balkan Beat Box, Mahala Rai Banda, Bart & Baker, DJ Click, Amsterdam Klezmer Band, Dunkelbunt, Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello), Ivo Papasov, Boom Pam, Che Sudaka, Budzillus, KAL. But also Seun Kuti, Roots Manuva, Dandy Warhols, Miss Dynamite, Trojan Sound System, Jerry Dammers (The Specials), The Correspondents and General Elektriks.
Occasionally, Sacha organises events too like the Balkan Brass Battle (Fanfare Ciocarlia vs Boban Markovic) after party at the Komedia, Brighton and the Gogol Bordello after party with Eugene Hutz djing.
Other gigs of note include: Djing for the BBC3 World Music Awards after party at the Barbican, the Cuban Music Awards and the Balkan Fever Festival.
Sacha’s recent International bookings have taken him to Berlin, Prague, Dublin, Valencia, Segovia, Madrid, Rome, Milan, Genova, Ariano Irpino, Brussels, Split and Komiza (Croatia) and Salzburg. All adding to his previous International commitments: Paris, New York, Hamburg, Montreal, Marrakesh, Mykonos, Sintra (Portugal).
Festivals he's performed at: Glastonbury, Boomtown, Wilderness, Bestival, Electric Picnic, Secret Garden Party, Ariano Folk Festival, Shambala, Glade, Isle of Wight, La Linea, Goulash Disko, Paradise Gardens and Womad in 2016.
Sacha Dieu’s tracks