Sasse's Upcoming Gigs
Fri 12 Feb, 16
Kater Blau, Berlin, Germany
Thu 17 Mar, 16
Moodmusic 20 Years, Kaiku, Helsinki, Finland
Sat 19 Mar, 16
Moodmusic 20 Years vs rubiX, Gong, Turku, Finland
Sat 02 Apr, 16
Save Us labelnight, The Egg, London, United Kingdom
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Born in Finland in 1973, Klas Lindblad has been a music love since his early days, dwelling first thru pop music and eventually finding electronic music in the early 90s. He was running one of the first house clubs in Turku, Finland from 92-96 and was a regular guest at the major parties in the Finnish electronic scene.
At this time he also started to work on production and soon the first releases came out on Sähkö/Puu as Freestyle Man. His early work has been considered a milestone in the Scandinavian house sound and the original 12-inches are still very much sought after.
In 1996 he started Moodmusic with the first release, "Sasse Presents...", a 4 track EP with influences from NYC and Detroit house. Instantly creating a havoc on European dance floors, the following releases put Moodmusic on the map of recognized house labels with the distinctive sound and top-notch A&R abilities of Sasse.
Fast forward to 1999 and Sasse leaves Finland for Frankfurt am Main to start a residency at the famous Robert Johnson club. He was running his highly successful “Finnish First“ nights at Robert Johnson from 2000 – 2004.
The early releases from Henrik Schwarz on Moodmusic culminates in 2003 with the birth of Sunday Music, a musical platform for Sasse and Henrik productions. At the same time Sasse started the now defunct Must! Records for more obscure disco, italo and chicago house edits.
In 2005 he builds his beloved BlackHead Studios in Berlin with companions Ewan Pearson and Filippo "Naughty" Moscatello and starts to work on his first artist album.
The album "Made Within The Upper Stair Of Heaven” is released on Moodmusic in 2006 to critical acclaim and the singles, "Soul Sounds", "Loosing Touch" (featuring the distinctive vocals of Kiki) and "Up To You” makes waves on dance floors around the globe.
In 2007 a special collaboration called "Itʼs All True" between Tracey Thorn and the production team of Sasse, Darshan Jesrani and Ewan Pearson was featured on Tracey’s last album, "Out Of The Woods". The single release featured remixes from Martin Buttrich, Kris Menace and Escort and was one of the summer tunes of 2007.
His 2008 album "Toinen" was a landmark for Sasse, showing again his musical abilities and creating a timeless piece of music, Toinen spawned 3 singles which gained praise from the dj-community around the world.
Over the last 7 years, the success of his productions and his driving dj-style brought him all over the world to represent the sound of Moodmusic. And rightly so, the label going from strength to strength, riding high in the dj-charts as well as being supported by the majority of the a-class disc jockeys around.
In 2010 he released the 2nd Freestyle Man album “The Bottom Line” thru Hairy Claw Records (UK) to critical acclaim and much love from the dj community.
He has also recently teamed up with James Teej & Phonogenic for the single "Tangential" on My Favorite Robot as well as a collab with his long-time studiopartner James Flavour on Moodmusic and finished his own productions and remixes for lables such as Save Room, Loco Records Supreme, Room With A View, Dirt Crew and Pokerflat.
Tour wise you can catch him around the world in 2011 celebrating 15 years of Moodmusic, playing around the globe.