Surely, in the pop-universe, anything is possible…but that someone from Nettetal near Moenchengladbach starts a world career is a little bit unbelievably but true! That a boy from the Niederrhein produces pop melody`s who are going around the planet through clubs and charts is one of the big success stories of German pop music. After now just sixteen years of big success and 18 million international sold CD`s are all the hits together on one album. SASH!- Best Of (10th Anniversary) all the songs entered the charts around the World almost everywhere in the top ten positions. SASH! Made a trip into the Business-Class of the charts where normally only Madonna, Ricky Martin or U2 getting the top spots.
Front man Sascha Lappessen was born in June 1970 in Nettetal near Moenchengladbach. At the tender age of six, Sascha had joined SC Lobberich. At twelve he scored 65 goals in just one season. and he received an attractive offer from Borussia Moenchengladbach, but his father put a stop to this professional soccer career by refusing to take his son to training sessions far off several times a week. So Sascha stayed a lot of his free time at home and spend most of it with fooling around an organ, which he had received as a present at nine. Smart and sassy, he soon discovered that he was able to improve his pocket money with his musical talent. Every year he went on a skiing holiday with his parents and he found out to his delight that the other hotel guests would pay huge tips as soon as he started playing little songs on his organ. After a professional training as power electronics engineer Sascha worked as a light-jockey and disc-jockey in a big club in Germany. Soon he met his future production part- ners Thomas Alisson and Ralf Kappmeier.
The first song in 1994 of this three friends was called CARECA-INDIAN RAVE. After a small success they met up again one year later and started a new song under a new name. SASH! was borne. The first single IT`S MY LIFE came out in 1995 and became straight a club hit all over Europe. But the big breakthrough came with ENCORE UNE FOIS in 1996. A perfect mix from progressive House, trance beats, and of course Pop sounds. After this one hit came after the other. ECUADOR, STAY, LA PRIMAVERA, MYSTERIOUS TIMES, MOVE MANIA, COLOUR THE WORLD, ADELANTE, JUST AROUND THE HILL and WITH MY OWN EYES, GANBAREH, RUN, I BELIEVE, RAINS, ALL IS LOVE, MIRROR MIRROR, THE SECRET, SUMMER S GONE…
The SASH! Team worked with a lot of different vocalists like Adrian Rodriguez, Shannon, Tina Cousins, Dr. Alban, Sarah Brightman and Boy George. They worked as well in a lot of different languages like Spanish, French, Italian or African. SASH! Is not only successful in Europe, no, as well in the USA (diverse number one hits in the Hot 100 Billboard Dance Charts) in New Zealand, Russia, Australia, South Africa and Japan. Because of the good sound of the SASH! Productions, a lot of famous artists like Jean Michel Jarre, 2 Unlimited, Todd Terry, OMD or Kylie Minougue asked to remix their songs.
After 17 years of SASH! and selling more than 22 Million CD`s SASH! is still one of the most booked Dj`s around the globe. So 2014 will be again a big SASH! Year with new singles, and again a new album! But like in the tradition with all the big producers is Sa- scha Lappessen still a person who doesn`t like VIP Partys and all this glamour, no he is enjoying the perfect form of glory. Living in silence, in his new house with swimming pool and sauna….but not in London, New York or Monte Carlo… he still lives in Nettetal.