GOING IN DEEP WITH SYDNEY'S FINEST PROMOTER S*A*S*H


S*A*S*H are one of the most synonymous events to have come out of Sydney and Australia in recent years. Often attracting hundreds to their parties they are renowned for booking quality acts, attracting a great crowd, and ensuring every aspect of the party from the curation to the sound system is bang on point, ensuring the best experience for all involved.

So it is quite amzing that’s its taken them as long as it has to bring their tried and tested formula to Bali but the time is now, and we for one are really excited about whats going to go down on June 2nd at VUE Beach Club and managed to get a short interview in with the brains behind the beats… Kerry Wallace, owner / resident DJ of S*A*S*H to ask about the brand, the event in Bali and plenty more besides!

FOR THOSE NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE LEGENDARY S*A*S*H NIGHTS OVER IN SYDNEY, GIVE US A BRIEF INSIGHT INTO WHAT ALL THE FUSS IS ABOUT:

S*A*S*H has been the premier weekly Sunday house music event in Sydney for 8 years now. Spanning 2 of the prolific venues in the city it has become the pilgrimage for 1,500 every Sunday and over 5,000 on a long weekend.

Our focus is on creating a musical bridge between Europe and Australia with a strong focus on contemporary quality underground house music, a relaxed Sunday afternoon atmosphere and oh.. the most important part – we’ll be shipping in a MASSIVE stack of Funktion-One gear to make sure things sound as crisp as it should.

IS THIS THE FIRST TIME S*A*S*H HAS COME TO BALI?

This is the first official S*A*S*H event in Bali. The first time we walked into Vue Beach Bar and gazed over the endless pool overlooking the ocean and it’s wide open area – it was clear this place was perfect for a proper sound system and a Sunday shindig.


Kerry Wallace spinning at one of S*A*S*H parties

WHAT IS S*A*S*H’S MUSIC POLICY?

S*A*S*H is solely focused on the music. Dyed Soundorom, Voightmann, Chris Stussy, Toman, Enzo Siragusa, John Tejada and Traumer are all highlight guests we feel encompass the S*A*S*H soundtrack.

TELL US A BIT ABOUT THE HEADLINER ROSSKO AND WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO GO FOR HIM?

Bad boy Rossko. HA! Where do you begin with him? Fuse resident, raver and marathon man, Rossko learned to dj at the afterparty. His ability to envelope a crowd and steer them XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Rossko Live Stream from S*A*S*H head quarter, Sydney

IT’S ALWAYS A NICE ADVENTURE TO GO SOMEWHERE NEW FOR A DANCE AND A COCKTAIL OR 5, HOW DID YOU GO ABOUT CHOOSING VUE AS A VENUE AND WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE EXPECT?

We spent a few days scooting around the island looking at options and once we took in the endless pool overlooking the ocean, the big bar by the palm trees and the large patio area – we knew this was the spot.

You can expect an afternoon of down tempo Sunday afternoon house grooves distributed out by large scale Funktion One soundsystem brought in from a neighbouring island. Expect the perfect sunset view alongside the sinking of cold beer as the venue fills out and the main man Rossko takes the reigns.

We all know how quickly and easy these things escalate and we’re pretty confident the same will happen here. Rest assured - we’re not leaving you high and dry at the end of the party as we’ll be announcing a secret after party in the weeks to come.


The crowd at S*A*S*H Party in Sydney

WHAT WAS THE MOTIVATION FOR PUTTING THIS SHOW TOGETHER?

As the colder months dawn upon us here in Sydney, we and many of our crowd make for the warmer weather and head towards Bali to defrost. As we will be bringing artists from Europe to Australia, Bali provides the perfect place for a pitstop on rout towards the great southern land.

We feel with the high number of expats and strong European and Australian local S*A*S*H supporters who pass through the island at this time of year, the kick arse weather as well as not having to deal with ridiculous laws we face here in Sydney, we would finally put together what we see as the perfect Sunday afternoon.

TELL US ABOUT THE LOCAL ARTISTS WHO ARE PLAYING AND WHAT THEY BRING TO THE TABLE INDIVIDUALLY?

Our head honcho Kerry Wallace and our 2 residents GABBY and Jake Hough will be the first of our Australian’s to represent the black and yellow S*A*S*H flag.

Each of them excelling in their own sound and nuance, Kerry leans towards the chunky sleazy house sounds while Gabby’s technicality, darker and left field selections moves floors weekly across our events with all things proper classic house and warm notes falling under Jake Hough’s hat.

ARE YOU EXPECTING AN INFLUX OF SYDNEY CREW TO THIS EVENT AND WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT WILL BRING TO THE PARTY FOR THE LOCAL CREWS HEADING DOWN?

Sure. The response over in Sydney has been really strong! We’re expecting a few people to beg, borrow, steal a ticket or pack themselves into a backpack to fly over here. We’re hoping some of the expats on the island will come out of the wood work for it to catch a little bit of our recipe of proper Funktion One Soundsystem, an afternoon of quality house soundtrack and slowly let everything get out of hand…




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