In an electronic world where every artist wants to play back to back, the original DJ Duo are back together with a world tour, a White Isle residency and more this year, after reuniting in 2016.
Fans of Sasha and John Digweed spent six years yearning for their idols to join forces again; six years of two phenomenal but solidly solo careers crammed with accolades, spectacular shows and seriously good music, to say nothing of personal adventure and development. Enough there to keep fans fed, you would think, but memories of the two DJs’ collaborations became legendary, as elusive and sought after as the Holy Grail.
Then in March 2016, the two producers sprang a surprise on clubbers at Ministry of Sound, when Sasha joined John onstage, following up in September 2016 with an official reunion at The Social Festival. Now fans can be reassured this wasn’t just a flash in the pan, as the duo have signed up for a Worldwide RESISTANCE Tour with Ultra, which includes an eight date Ibiza residency at Privilege. Spots at Glastonbury, Kappa Futur Festival (Turin) and Veld Music Festival (Toronto) are also confirmed.
The ecstatic reaction of their legions of devotees is built on solid foundations. John Digweed and Sasha spent almost two decades collaborating after their first meeting in 1991, and playing together at Renaissance the following year resulted in a stream of releases, world tours and pioneering achievements.
After the two DJs mixed the first Renaissance compilation CD release, The Mix Collection, in 1994, they spread the word across the UK in their Northern Exposure club nights, resulting in the Northern Exposure Mix CD which has consistently been rated as one of the best mix CDs of all time. A sell-out Australasia and USA tour extended their reach, consolidated in ’96 by their five-year residency at Twilo NYC. So entrancing was their individual yet complementary brand of music, they scored another first with the Delta Heavy 2002 tour when they became the first DJs to tour rock band style in the US with 37 sold out shows across North America. The impact these 2 DJs have had on the worldwide scene is incredible with their music and club shows touching all four corners of the world. A lot of careers are built on hype; Sasha and John not only live up to it but continue to evolve, influence and create outstanding moments in clubland.