Always entrancing, DJ Sasha comes to Seoul for one night

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Always entrancing, DJ Sasha comes to Seoul for one night

Deejay Sasha is hosting a party in Seoul that has been three years in the making. The event, organized by Sickboy Pro, will be from 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday at the Gayaguem Hall in the Sheraton Grande Walker Hill Hotel and Towers.

"Pretty soon after starting these parties, the party we wanted more than any other was with Sasha," says Morgan Wilbur, a founding member of Sickboy Pro.

The line-up for the event lists Blackjack, who is touring with Sasha, and local DJs Sal and Akimate. Organizers here have included a "no sound restriction" clause in the venue contract, to guarantee the proper, thumping bass. And just in case someone decides to pull the plug, they are hauling in an electrical generator.

Sasha, n?Alexander Coe, of the United Kingdom, is the poster child of trance music, although his more recent music, especially that on his latest release "Airdrawndagger," is less mindlessly upbeat, and more on the ethereal side.

At the beginning of this year, Muzik Magazine voted Sasha the world's best deejay. DJ Magazine placed him at No. 2, right behind John Digweed. For 4 1/2 years, Sasha cohosted, with Digweed, a monthly session at Twilo in New York City. Sasha designed music like "Xpander" for the sound system at the now defunct club.

Over the years, Sickboy Pro has brought in such big names as Paul Van Dyke and Fatboy Slim. But according to Mr. Wilber, "For Rob [Harker, another founding member] and me, personally -- for any promoter really -- Sasha is the ultimate party experience. It doesn't get any more intense, difficult and exciting."

Sasha's Asia tour includes parties in Manila, Taipei, Hong Kong, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur.

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by Joe Yong-hee

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