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Sacha Dieu

A multi-genre DJ reputed for Swing / Electro Swing / Balkan Gypsy / Global Beats.

“Known across the UK for sets brimming with the best in Balkan Gypsy, Electro Swing and Global Beats, don’t let this DJ fool you into thinking this is all he’s got. Genre-bending and diverse, there’s no doubt you’ll be dancing”. (Womad)

Sacha mixes different styles and genres together during his sets (Anything from 30s Swing Jazz to the latest remixes, obscurities to well known Classics). Sacha adapts his set for each new occasion.

That said, Sacha is reputed for being one of the pioneers and specialists of Balkan Gypsy, Electro Swing and Global Beats djing in the UK. He co-founded and was the resident DJ of “Stranger than Paradise”, the legendary 16 year running Gypsy Burlesque monthly event. Sacha now holds residencies at Rowans, El Pastor, Casa / Plaza Pastor and at the Magic Garden.

His mix “(S)winging it” is in the Top 3 most played Electro Swing mixes on Soundcloud, with over a million plays now.

He has performed at events like the Electro Swing Club (Paris), Electro Swing Revolution (Berlin), Electro Swing River (Prague), White Mink (London), Party like Gatsby (Copenhagen), Rumpus, Secret Cinema, Morning Gloryville, Goulash Disko, Anti-Tapas, White Mischief, Movimientos, Small World NYE and the London Burlesque Festival.

Sacha has shared the bill with the biggest acts in his field, artists like Caravan Palace, Parov Stelar, Caro Emerald, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Boban Markovic, Shantel, Balkan Beat Box, Mahala Rai Banda, Bart & Baker, DJ Click, Amsterdam Klezmer Band, Dunkelbunt, Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello), Ivo Papasov. But also Seun Kuti, Roots Manuva, Dandy Warhols, Miss Dynamite, Trojan Sound System, Jerry Dammers (The Specials), The Correspondents and General Elektriks.

Occasionally, Sacha organises events too like the Balkan Brass Battle (Fanfare Ciocarlia vs Boban Markovic) after party at the Komedia, Brighton and the Gogol Bordello after party with Eugene Hutz djing.

Other gigs of note include: Djing for the BBC3 World Music Awards after party at the Barbican, the Cuban Music Awards and the Balkan Fever Festival.

Sacha’s International bookings have taken him to Berlin, Prague, Dublin, Valencia, Segovia, Madrid, Rome, Milan, Genova, Ariano Irpino, Brussels, Split and Komiza (Croatia) and Salzburg. All adding to his previous International commitments: Paris, New York, Hamburg, Montreal, Marrakesh, Mykonos, Sintra (Portugal).

Festivals he’s performed at: Glastonbury, Boomtown, Wilderness, Bestival, Electric Picnic, Secret Garden Party, Ariano Folk Festival, Shambala, Glade, Isle of Wight, Linea, Goulash Disko, Paradise Gardens & Womad.

for being one of the pioneers and specialists of Electro Swing, Balkan Gypsy and Global Beats djing in the UK. He co-founded and is the resident DJ of “Stranger than Paradise”, the infamous 12 year running Gypsy Burlesque monthly event, held at the Hootananny in Brixton.

His mix “(S)winging it” is in the Top 3 most played Electro Swing mixes on Soundcloud, with over 500 plays every day and 348k plays in total.

In the last few years apart from djing at themed events like: Electro Swing Club, White Mink, Electro Swing Revolution, Electro Swing River, Rumpus, Secret Cinema, Balkan Beats, Morning Gloryville, White Mischief, Carousel, Anti-Tapas, Movimientos, Small World, Goulash Disko and the London Burlesque Festival. Sacha has also become resident DJ at Passing Clouds and The Magic Garden.

Latest International gigs: Geneva, Berlin, Dublin, Prague Salzburg, Madrid, Valencia, Rome, Milan, Genova, Ariano Irpino, Brussels, Split and Komiza (Croatia). All adding to his previous International CV: Paris, New York, Montreal, Hamburg, Marrakesh, Mykonos and Sintra (Portugal).

Highlights of 2011-2014:

Djing in support of Fanfare Ciocarlia, Balkan Beat Box, Shantel and Mahala Rai Banda in 2013. Organising sold out Gogol Bordello After Party with Eugene Hutz djing. Playing at the Bastille Day Ball at Kensington Palace Gardens alongside Electro Swing DJs: Bart and Baker. DJing in support of the Balkan Brass Battle concert (Boban Markovic vs Fanfare Ciocarlia) for Brighton Festival. He also organised the sold out Balkan Brass Battle After Party at the Komedia, Brighton. Djing at the Royal Festival Hall’s New Year’s Eve Party alongside Gabby Young, Eliza Carthy’s Motown Ceilidh, The Destroyers etc. And DJing at Ariano Folk Festival, Irpino Summer 2014.

Previous gigs of note include: Djing for the BBC3 World Music Awards After Party, for the Cuban Music Awards and the Balkan Fever Festival.

Artists he’s shared the bill with: Fanfare Ciocarlia, Boban & Marko Markovic, Shantel, Balkan Beat Box, Mahala Rai Banda, Amsterdam Klezmer Band, Dunkelbunt, Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello), Ivo Papasov, Boom Pam, Che Sudaka, Budzillus, KAL. But also Seun Kuti, Roots Manuva, Dandy Warhols, Miss Dynamite, Trojan Sound System, Jerry Dammers (The Specials), The Correspondents and General Elektriks.

Festivals he’s performed at: Glastonbury, Bestival, Electric Picnic, Secret Garden Party, Ariano Folk Festival, Wilderness, Shambala, Glade, Isle of Wight, La Linea, Goulash Disko and Paradise Gardens and Boomtown in 2015.

UPCOMING DATES / BIOG / LINKS :

-SAT 31st DEC 2022: PLAZA PASTOR
-THU 5th JAN 2023: ROWANS
-THU 12th JAN 2023: ROWANS
-FRI 13th JAN: EL PASTOR
-SAT 14th JAN: MAGIC GARDEN
-THU 19th JAN: ROWANS
-FRI 27th JAN: ROWANS
-SAT 28th JAN: ROWANS
-THU 2nd FEB: ROWANS
-THU 9th FEB: ROWANS
-FRI 10th FEB: ROWANS
-SAT 11th FEB: EL PASTOR
-SAT 18th FEB: MAGIC GARDEN
-SAT 25th FEB: ROWANS
-THU 2nd MAR: ROWANS
-SAT 4th MAR: ROWANS
-THU 9th MAR: ROWANS
-SAT 11th MAR: FOX & FIRKIN
-THU 16th MAR: ROWANS
-FRI 17th MAR: ROWANS
-SAT 18th MAR: EL PASTOR
-THU 23rd MAR: ROWANS
-THU 30th MAR: ROWANS
-FRI 31st MAR: ROWANS
-SAT 1st APR: MAGIC GARDEN
-SAT 8th APR: ROWANS
-THU 13th APR: ROWANS
-FRI 14th APR: EL PASTOR
-SAT 15th APR: ROWANS
-THU 20th APR: ROWANS
-THU 27th APR: ROWANS
-SAT 29th APR: ROWANS
-THU 4th MAY: ROWANS
-THU 11th MAY: PLAZA PASTOR
-FRI 12th MAY: HOOTANANNY
-SAT 13th MAY: MAGIC GARDEN
-THU 18th MAY: ROWANS
-THU 25th MAY: ROWANS
-FRI 26th MAY: EL PASTOR
-SAT 27th MAY: ROWANS
-THU 1st JUNE: ROWANS
-THU 8th JUNE: ROWANS
-FRI 9th JUNE: ROWANS
-THU 15th JUNE: CASA PASTOR
-FRI 16th JUNE: EL PASTOR
-SAT 17th JUNE: 93 FEET EAST
-THU 22nd JUNE: ROWANS
-THU 29th JUNE: ROWANS
-FRI 30th JUNE: MAGIC GARDEN
-THU 13th JULY: CASA PASTOR
-FRI 14th JULY: ROWANS
-SAT 15th JULY: MAGIC GARDEN
-FRI 21st JULY: EL PASTOR
-SAT 22nd JULY: ROWANS
-SUN 30th JULY: WOMAD
-FRI 4th AUG: ROWANS
-THU 10th AUG: CASA PASTOR
-FRI 11th AUG: ROWANS
-SAT 12th AUG: EL PASTOR
-FRI 25th AUG: TOWERSEY FESTIVAL
-SAT 26th AUG: MAGIC GARDEN
-FRI 8th SEP: EL PASTOR
-SAT 9th SEP: ROWANS
-FRI 15th SEP: CASA PASTOR
-THU 21st SEP: ROWANS
-FRI 22nd SEP: ROWANS
-SAT 23rd SEP: MAGIC GARDEN
-THU 5th OCT: ROWANS
-FRI 6th OCT: EL PASTOR
-SAT 7th OCT: ROWANS
-FRI 13th OCT: BRITISH LIBRARY
-THU 19th OCT: ROWANS
-FRI 20th OCT: CASA PASTOR
-SAT 21st OCT: 93 FEET EAST
-FRI 27th OCT: MAGIC GARDEN
-SAT 28th OCT: ROWANS
-FRI 10th NOV: HOOTANANNY
-SAT 11th NOV: EL PASTOR
-THU 16th NOV: ROWANS
-THU 23rd NOV: ROWANS
-FRI 24th NOV: ROWANS
-SAT 25th NOV: MAGIC GARDEN
-FRI 16th FEB 2024: HOOTANANNY

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