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GenresDance, Eurodance, Techno, EDM
Years active1995–present
LabelsHard2Beat, Tokapi, Mighty
Associated actsTokapi, Stunt
MembersSascha Lappessen
Ralf Kappmeier
Thomas Ludke

Sash! (stylised as SASH!) is a German DJ/production team, fronted by Sascha Lappessen (born 10 June 1970) who works in the recording studio with Ralf Kappmeier and Thomas "Alisson" Lüdke.[1] They have sold over 22 million albums worldwide and earned more than 65 Gold and Platinum awards.[citation needed] In the UK, their first four hit singles incorporated vocals in different languages (French, Spanish, English and Italian).[1]

Musical career[edit]

1995-1997: Formation and It's My Life – The Album[edit]

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."[citation needed] In 1996, SASH! released "It's My Life", which became a European club hit.[citation needed] In 1997, with Sabine Ohmes as the singer, SASH! released "Encore Une Fois". It reached number 2 in the UK Singles Chart,[1] as well as reaching the top 10 of five countries' singles charts and the top 20 of seven countries' singles charts.[citation needed]

In the same year, SASH! produced "Ecuador", and "Stay", which both also reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] In 1998, SASH! released the first single from his second album, "La Primavera", which reached #3 in the UK, "Mysterious Times", which reached #2, and "Move Mania", which reached #8. The following year, "Colour the World" reached #15.[citation needed]

1998-1999: Life Goes On[edit]

In 1998, the group's second album, Life Goes On, was released and contained the singles "La Primavera" and their fourth UK #2 Mysterious Times.

2000: Trilenium[edit]

In 1999, SASH! released "Adelante", the first single from album Trilenium.

2000: Encore Une Fois – The Greatest Hits[edit]

Encore Une Fois – The Greatest Hits is the group's fourth album and was released on 30 October 2000.

2002: S4! SASH![edit]

In 2002 SASH! released the song "Ganbareh", which means "go for it". The song "Run" with Boy George was the next single release, with the new album released thereafter. The third single from the album S4SASH! was "I Believe", which featured TJ Davis, and was released in 2003.

2007: 10th Anniversary[edit]

10th Anniversary is the sixth album by German DJ SASH!. It includes 16 singles, a reloaded version of Ecuador, previously unreleased songs, plus a bonus DVD including videoclips to all the songs from the album.

2008: The Best Of[edit]

After fifteen years, all singles were released on one album, SASH! - Best Of. The album contained two unreleased songs. A new song called "Raindrops" reached #9 in the UK charts.


Studio albums


  1. ^ a b c d Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 482. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

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