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Sash! during Sunshine Live "Die 90er - Live on Stage" at Maimarkt Halle, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany on 29 November 2015
Sash! during Sunshine Live "Die 90er - Live on Stage" at Maimarkt Halle, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany on 29 November 2015
Background information
GenresDance-pop, eurodance, trance
Years active1995–present
LabelsTokapi, Mighty
MembersSascha Lappessen
Ralf Kappmeier
Thomas Ludke

Sash! (German pronunciation: [zaʃ]; 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, Karl Xander, 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 founded SASH! in 1995.[2] 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 No. 2 in the UK Singles Chart.[1]

1998–1999: Life Goes On[edit]

In 1998, SASH! released the first single from his second album, "La Primavera", which reached No. 3 in the UK, "Mysterious Times which became their fourth UK No.2",[2] (No. 2), and "Move Mania", (No. 8). The following year, "Colour the World" peaked at No. 15 in the UK.[1]

2000-2003: Trilenium and S4! SASH![edit]

In 1999, SASH! released "Adelante", the first single from album Trilenium.[2] It peaked at No. 2 in the UK Singles Chart in January 2000, their fifth single to reach that position.[1]

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

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 S4!Sash! 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.

After fifteen years, all singles were released on one album, The Best Of. A new song called "Raindrops" reached No. 9 in the UK chart.


On 28 April 2023, Sash! released the single "Rock My Body", in collaboration with Dutch-Moroccan DJ and producer R3hab and Romanian singer Inna.[3][4] The single interpolates "Ecuador".[5]


Studio albums


  1. ^ a b c d e f Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 482. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. ^ a b c Colin Larkin, ed. (2000). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Nineties Music (First ed.). Virgin Books. p. 340. ISBN 0-7535-0427-8.
  3. ^ "Rock My Body - Inna, Sash & R3hab". Appple Music. 28 April 2023. Retrieved 29 April 2023.
  4. ^ Griffiths, George (28 April 2023). "New Releases". Retrieved 29 April 2023.
  5. ^ Bhanawat, Akshay (28 April 2023). "Multi-Platinum Artists R3HAB And INNA Team Up On New Dance-Pop Smash "Rock My Body" – Remake Of Sash!'s Iconic 90s Hit "Ecuador"". The Music Essentials. Retrieved 29 April 2023.

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