Sash! is a German DJ / producer
team, fronted by Sascha Lappessen (born 10 June
1970, Nettetal, Germany), who works
in the recording studio with Ralf
Kappmeier and Thomas "Alisson" Lüdke.
They have sold over 18
million albums worldwide and earned more than 65 Gold and Platinum
Sascha Lappessen, Thomas "Alisson" Lüdke, and Ralf Kappmeier,
created Sash! in 1995. The previous year, the three had worked
together, under the name of Careca, to produce a piece called
"Indian Rave", which was a mildy successful song. In 1996, Sash!
released "It's My Life", which became a European club hit. In 1997,
with Sabine Ohmes
as the singer,
Sash! released "Encore Une Fois
Described on Sash's biography as "the big break", it reached #2 in
the UK Singles Chart
, as well as
reaching the top 10 of five countries' singles charts, and the top
20 of seven countries' singles charts.
In the same year, Sash! produced "Ecuador"
, and "Stay", which both also
reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart. In 1998, Sash! released the
first single from his second album album "La Primavera", which
reached #3, "Mysterious Times", which reached #2, and "Move Mania",
which reached #8. The following year, "Colour The World" was sold,
and it reached #15. In 2000, "Adelante" was released from the new
album "Trilenium", and it reached #2. "Just Around The Hill", and
"With My Own Eyes", were also released in that year, reaching #8
and #10 respectively. "With My Own Eyes" became the last single
released by Sash! in the United Kingdom for around 8 years.
Again" was the last single from the album, but was only released in
Spain and Denmark.
In 2002, Sash! released his 4th album 'S4 Sash!', which produced
the singles "Ganbareh" (which was sung in Japanese), "Run" (which
featured Boy George
), and then "I
Believe" (which had the vocals of TJ
). In 2007, Sash! released an album called '10th
Anniversary', which was first sold in South
. In October 2008, the album was released in the United
Kingdom, and attained #9 in the UK Album Chart. On June 20 2008,
Sash! was ranked #168 on the DJ List.
In 2008 Sash! produced "Raindrops (Encore Une Fois)", in a
collaboration with Stunt
, and it
reached #9 in the UK Singles Chart.
Sash! are the only act to have UK
Hits in four different languages. These are "Encore Une Fois" (which was sung in French), "Ecuador" (which was sung in Spanish), "La
Primavera" (which was sung in Italian) and many
others including "Stay" and "Mysterious Time" (which were sung in
Sash! also tie with English singers Frankie Sandford
and Rochelle Wiseman
of The Saturdays
and formerly of S Club 8
for the record of having more tracks (5)
than any other artist reaching Number 2, without any of their
tracks reaching number 1 in the UK music charts. (Encore Une Fois,
Ecuador, Stay, Adelante and Mysterious Times)
Besides Sash!, the trio have also produced tracks for some of their
collaborators, including Sabine
in the project Encore!, and Peter Faulhammer as Martillo Vago
(a Spanish transliteration of
Faulhammer's last name). Lappessen is also a member of project
Careca, while Kappmeier and Lüdke work as the production duo
Tokapi, producing tracks for other projects such as Lacara, Poetry
'N' Motion and Magnificent 4 (alongside Bossi of Cosmic Gate
and Jaspa Jones of Blank & Jones
). Tokapi also work under
the alias Ricardo de Tornato.
Sash! helped to create "Too Much Rain", a song released by United
Deejays in 1998. Lappessen was one of the composers and lyricists
behind "The Sun is Burning", which was released by Gisami in 1999.
That year, Sash! also created a remix of "MA Baker" under the name
of Boney M. Vs. Sash!. In 2000, Sash! helped produce "Le Soleil
Noir", and the three also wrote the lyrics and composed the music.
The song was released by Encore!. In 2003, Sash! helped produce Las
Cosas I, when they were collaborating with La Isla (Isla San Juan).
Lappessen, Lüdke, and Kappmeier, wrote the lyrics for "Abeja Maya",
which was created in 2005 as part of a collaboration with
Latinovela. That year, Sash! also worked on "Everytime we Touch",
which was released by Lacara.
||BRIT Award: Best International Male
|Club Music Award: Dance Record Artist of the Year
|2 The International Disco Awards: Dance Recording Artist of the
|Techno D'Or Cannes
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