Sacha Robotti

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Biography

  • Sacha Robotti - Sloth Goth @ Slothacid
    Having an in-depth knowledge of airports might be enough to get you labelled as an international DJ these days, but describing the German-Italian Sacha Robotti, who was born and raised in Belgium, educated in the UK and Germany and now resides in the US after a significant stint in Berlin, as ‘international’ doesn’t really do him justice. Experience is arguably the sum of a person and for Sacha Robotti, his story began in classical music, playing the cello aged 7. Growing up in Brussels, he didn’t resist the lure of its thriving underground house and techno scene for long and a steady diet of electronic music provided by touring legends like Green Velvet, Jeff Mills, Dave Clarke and Dave Clarke helped sow the seeds for the Slothacid empire he’s now building in 2020. Sacha’s professional music career began in Berlin around 2005 where his time as one half of Robosonic helped build his profile as a respected producer, DJ and label owner. However, it was in 2010 when the solo sounds of Sacha Robotti really started to take shape with his debut track “Tingly Trumpets”. Fast forward a full decade and Sacha Robotti is now something of a household name in certain dance music circles - if not by name directly, then almost certainly known for the Sloth motif which has come to represent his Slothacid brand across merch, sell-out tours and most recently as an independent record label and platform by which Sacha supports up-and-coming talent. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves because ten years is a long time and you’re probably wondering what happened during that period, right? Well, to cut a long story short - it included releases on Klasse, FOOD, Snatch!, Octopus Recordings, Sweat It Out, Desert Hearts, a Beatport #1 on Suara, and of course Dirtybird where he has become a longstanding member of the family with multiple EPs, collabs and a VIP joint with Claude Vonstroke himself. This ten-year journey saw Sacha’s sound evolve for sure, but the fusion of techno, house and booty-shaking basslines has remained consistent throughout and explains why Sacha counts the likes of Seth Troxler, Dubfire, Chris Lake, Ellen Allien & Nicole Moudaber as supporters of his music - an output that has put him on prestigious lineups at events like CRSSD Festival, Electric Forest, EDC, Nocturnal Wonderland and many more. With the timeline almost complete, let’s slow things down to take a closer look at 2019 - the year that marked a change in pace for the Slothacid brand and perhaps the year that cemented the direction Sacha’s career will take over the next decade. Summer 2019 saw Sacha Robotti launch the Slothacid record label - a launch which was supported by Billboard, no less, as well as a largely sold-out 30-date open-to-close concept tour of North America and Canada. It was a statement of intent for Robotti, and one which has since seen him expand the vision of Slothacid as a platform for not only his own productions, but also as a way to support the talent around him with two releases per month and an eclectic sound that takes in club culture, acid, techno, electro and everything in-between.  As 2020 draws to a close, Slothacid has laid solid foundations with boundary and genre pushing releases, including a collaborative EP by the entire Saunderson family - brothers Dantiez and Damarii, along with their parents Ann and Kevin - Detroit’s very own techno royalty whose ‘Signature Move’ package caught the attention of Billboard, Forbes, BBC Radio 1 and more. For Sacha, it iss collab with techno mainstay, SIAN on his Octopus label and promises of joints with Kevin Knapp, Mikey Lion, Dantiez Saunderson and more that sets things up perfectly for 2021 and ensures 2020 is remembered as a career-defining step rather than a socially distanced memory for this particular Sloth.
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    Selected discography

    Sacha Robotti, Mikey Lion - Do Or Die - Desert Hearts Rec Sacha Robotti, Sian - Wasted EP - Octopus Sacha Robotti, Sammy Legs - When You Clackin' (Remixes) - Slothacid BabyGirl - The Rite Place (Sacha Robotti Remix) - Zone 64 Sacha Robotti - Pharmacopeia - Slothacid Sacha Robotti - Yaleh - Slothacid Andreas Henneberg - Better (Sacha Robotti Remix) - SNOE JTJ ft It Bends - Can't Shake The Evil (Sacha Robotti Acappella Mix) - Slothacid Sacha Robotti & Tau0n - Just Vibin' - Slothacid Sacha Robotti - Undulate - Slothacid JTJ ft Sacha Robotti - Just The Tip - Slothacid Juheun - Hyper Loop (Sacha Robotti Remix) - Octopus Sacha Robotti, Who Is Hush - 2020 Vision EP - Octopus Sacha Robotti, Steve Darko, JTJ - Whistle Tippin EP - Slothacid Sacha Robotti - Welcome To Slothacid EP ft Tau0n - Slothacid Sacha Robotti - Restore EP - Octopus Sacha Robotti, Kevin Knapp - King Midas - Dirtybird Lo99 ft Owl Eyes - Sometime (Sacha Robotti Remix) - Medium Rare Rec Sacha Robotti, JTJ - Justin Tinderlake EP - Club Sweat Elohim - Not Just Your Mama (Sacha Robotti Remix) - BMG Sacha Robotti, Lopezhouse - Barred Out - Sincopat Sacha Robotti, JTJ - Play A Game - Insomniac Records Sacha Robotti - Deemster - Insomniac Records Sacha Robotti, Mikey Lion - Ol' Dirty Hearts - Desert Hearts Records Dakar - Myself (Sacha Robotti Remix) - Yoshitoshi Sacha Robotti - Melato Nina EP - Dirtybird Gene Farris, Sonny Fodera - We Work It (Sacha Robotti Remix) - Farris Wheel Pilocka Krach - Dogs Are In This House (Sacha Robotti Remix) - Katermukke Alex Zupo - LFO's & UFO's (Sacha Robotti Remix) - Nervous Rec Sacha Robotti & Slowbody - Elephant Man EP - This Ain't Bristol Sacha Robotti ft. p.keys – Plant The Seed – Insomniac Records Justin Jay & Sacha Robotti ft. Henry Was & Josh Taylor – Broke The Law – Dirtybird Sacha Robotti ft. p.keys – Tailfeather – Insomniac Records Sacha Robotti – Girl Scout Cookies – Suara Sacha Robotti & Kevin Knapp – Stay With It EP – Lost Records w/ remixes by Dale Howard, Toucan Sacha Robotti – Girl Scout Cookies – Suara Billy Kenny – Work Me (Sacha Robotti Remix) – This Ain’t Bristol Rainer Weichhold – Bamboo 2015 (Sacha Robotti's Giant Panda Remix) – Gold Records Fidelity Kastrow – Full Moon Falcon (Sacha Robotti's Bird Of Prey Remix) – Sisyphon Thabo Getsome – The Sound (Sacha Robotti's Wobbly Remix) – Clap Your Hands Riva Starr – In My Soul (Sacha Robotti Remix) – Snatch Records Sacha Robotti & Z.D.S. - Shaky EP – Toy Tonics Sacha Robotti & Kevin Knapp – Thump Bumper – Dirtybird Sacha Robotti & Look Like – Loca Lola – Dirtybird Sacha Robotti – 01 – Down2House (vinyl only) Sacha Robotti & Kevin Knapp – Puppet – Mr. Nice Guy Sepehr – Cupid (Sacha Robotti’s Angel Dust Remix) – No Brainer Claude Vonstroke – Lay It Down Re-Smoked feat. Sacha Robotti & DJ Nephets [VIP] – Dirtybird Sean Roman & Dick Diamonds – Lie To Me (Sacha Robotti & Mr. Ho Truth Remix) – Runnin Wild Kill Frenzy & Sacha Robotti – I Like It – Food Music w/ remix by B-Ju Luca Lozano – Need Nothing (Sacha Robotti In Love Remix) – Klasse Rec Sacha Robotti – The Big OL EP – Klasse Rec w/ remixes by Waxmaster Maurice and Dudley Strangeways Kill Frenzy & Sacha Robotti – Go To The Mo – Dirtybird Audiojack – These Days feat. Kevin Knapp (Sacha Robotti 2029 G.I.T.S. Remix) – Gruuv w/ remix by Jimmy Edgar Zombie Disco Squad – Twerk feat. DJ Funk (Sacha Robotti No Brains Remix) – Made To Play + remixes by Shadow Child, Wildkats, Mercury, Daniel Dexter +++ Deo & Z-Man – E-Pos (Sacha Robotti E-Pic Remix) – Opossum Recordings Johanna Knutsson – Groove Support (Sacha Robotti 19808 Remix) – Klasse Rec Sacha Robotti - Fotograf Remixes – Klasse Rec w/ remixes by Tim Green, Michael Tello / Pillowtalk Sacha Robotti – The Major – Dirtybird Luca Lozano & Sacha Robotti – Joyride – Klasse Rec Sacha Robotti – Move (Re-Edit) for KLS UNDERGROUND – Klasse Rec Daniel Dexter & Nhan Solo – Our Thang (Luca Lozano & Sacha Robotti Remix) – Off Recordings Sacha Robotti – Move EP – Klasse Rec w/ remixes by Bubba and Rafael Kakudo Deepchild – Live At Dimitris 1993 (Sacha Robotti Remix) – Trapez + remixes by Luca Lozano and Van Bonn Turmspringer – What I’m Talking About (Sacha Robotti Dusty Remix) – Klasse Rec + Luca Lozano remix Amit Shoham – My Favorite Things (Sacha Robotti Dub) – NOICE! Adana Twins – Heliumcowboy (Sacha Robotti Vaqueiro Do Helio Tool) – Jeudi Records Mr. Ho – What We Want (Sacha Robotti Remix) – Klasse Rec + Pol_On remix Luca Lozano & Sacha Robotti – Bartok – Klasse Rec w/ remixes by Siopis and Jet Project Sacha Robotti & Hofhauser – Tingly Trumpets EP – Takt Records Triple R & Roland M. Dill – Kunstkopf (Sacha Robotti Remix) – NOICE!