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Sasha’s Car Trouble ::

Reported by Tristan Ingram on December 3, 2007


Sasha chatted to Skrufff this week about his new single ‘Park It In the Shade’ and revealed that the title was inspired by the experiences of a hard-partying pal in Ibiza whose judgment almost deserted him.


“A very good friend of mine ended up almost getting arrested outside DC10 in Spain, he passed his car keys to one of the policemen there thinking he was someone who did valet parking, asking him to park it in the shade… and he ended up almost getting arrested!” Sasha explained.


“You can imagine what state he was in. There’s where the title comes from,” he laughed.


The mega-rich superstar DJ also revealed he owns no cars himself being unable to drive.


“I’ve never learned to because when I was younger I never had the money for a car then, by the time I started DJing, all my friends wanted to drive me to the gig. I know it’s unbelievable but I’ve just never learned.”


He also back-tracked on describing minimal music as ‘self-indulgent music for people to wank off to’ in DJ Magazine’s recent top 100 DJ issue (‘I obviously had a bee in my bonnet that day’) though admitted he was amused by the voting scandal which tainted this year’s poll.


“I thought it was hilarious, actually. I thought it was so blatantly obvious in previous years that someone was fiddling with the numbers, there were just so many DJs in the top 50 that nobody had ever heard of, but nobody said anything,” he said.


“It’s one thing getting your mother, all her friends and everyone you know to vote for you and some of them might even have two email addresses, but when you start setting up servers and blasting the voting, well that’s another story.


I thought the guy who voted himself number one DJ, the Chinese guy, was particularly hilarious. He could have just sneaked two or three thousand votes to get into the top 20 or 30 but I think on the first day of voting he put down something like 100,000 votes. I thought it was really funny that all those people got busted,” said Sasha.


Coma (Sasha’s first recent single) and Park It In the Shade are out now on his own new label emFire.


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