SASHA RELEASES FIRST ALBUM IN 14 YEARS: SCENE DELETE PEARL HQ March 3, 2016 BPM Sasha is an unparalleled icon in the house and techno scene. He is a four-time International Dance Music Awards winner and four-time DJ Awards winner with an illustrious discography. From remixing the likes of Madonna, The Chemical Brothers and Hot Chip, to carving a new way with his increasingly pivotal Last Night On Earth imprint since 2011, there are virtually no boundaries Sasha is yet to break down, and if there are, he’s likely making plans to do just that. His last album, Airdrawndagger released on Kinetic Records reached #18 on the UK Albums Chart and #5 Billboard Top Electronic Albums and his iconic ‘Involver‘ garnered a cult following. ‘Warewolf‘ which will appear on the UK veteran’s forthcoming Scene Delete album, is the first single to be released. It’s gentle chord strums and languid melody still holds that signature Sasha induced euphoria. This year, Sasha will release his first artist album in 14 years and it will be the first Late Night Tales release of 2016. Listen to ‘Warewolf’ here Imagine listening to music inspired by Frahm, Richter and Steve Reich, but made by one of the UK’s leading house and techno DJs. Away from the hubbub of the club, the craziness of Ibiza, there’s a contemplative side to everybody. Forget the beats and the sweat and the billowing anthems; this quiet, undulating, at times pastoral piece is less about songs and anthems and more about texture and atmosphere. ‘Scene Delete’ is a side of Sasha you’ve never heard before. “I love post-minimalist modern classical, I love to listen to something completely different that’s quite hypnotic as well. It almost… purges the system. About three years ago, my collaborators David Gardner and ThermalBear and I wrote a song called ‘Bring On The Night’. I sent it to Ultraista and within a few days she sent it back with this amazing vocal on, with Nigel Goodrich playing keyboards. We tried to do club mixes but we just couldn’t get it right. So it sat there doing nothing. Tracks like this kept building up, until finally last summer my frustration boiled over. We’d made so many tunes that I couldn’t remember the names of half of them: What was that thing with a bass sound and a string line? It drove me mental. At the same time as we were logging these tracks, I was listening to the Jon Hopkins’ Late Night Tales and I thought a lot of the music we’d been working on was in the same vibe. So I sent the music over to Late Night Tales and they really liked it. Initially, I thought we’d just do a Late Night Tales compilation with maybe a few pieces of my own music. But as we went through everything we’d worked on in the last two years, we realised we had about 50 pieces of music. So we started editing and compiling: ‘Scene Delete’ is the end result.” – Sasha, January 2016 Think of ‘Scene Delete’ as somewhere between a mix album, an artist album and a gentle stroll through the soundtrack in your mind. Make sure you switch off the lights before you enter. Tracklist CD Version (Mixed) 1. Channel deq 2. View2 3. Baracus 4. Linepulse 5. Time After Time 6. Detour 7. Pontiac 8. Cassette Sessions D 9. Cassette Sessions E 10. Healer 11. Modcon 12. Scarpa Falls 13. Warewolf 14. Bring on the Night-time 15. Corvette 16. Shelter 17. Untitled 3 18. Abacus 19. Rooms 20. Broadcast 21. Vapour Trails ‘Scene Delete’ will be released 1st April through Late Night Tales. Distributed locally through Balance Music/Universal.