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SACHI & Latashá Put the Pedal to the Metal on ‘405’

SACHI were put in touch with their new collaborator through Empire of the Sun’s Nick Littlemore

SACHi and Latashá


SACHI have brought the high-octane energy again on new single “405”, this time with a little outside help.

The Kiwi electronic duo of Nick Chrisp and Will Thomas worked with Latashá on the song, after being put in touch with the multi-disciplinary artist through the one and only Nick Littlemore (Empire of the Sun, PNAU).

“405”, which takes its name from Southern California’s most crowded freeway, came together during studio sessions between SACHI and Littlemore, growing out of a scat the latter experimented with. But a little something was missing.

“It sounded so different the day we made it; we loved the idea, but it needed a new direction, so Littlemore put us in touch with Latashá who took it back to her studio and wrote her part,” SACHI explain.

Once that was done, “405” found the missing ingredient. “Latashá’s vocals are the electricity, the magic self-loving sauce. We’re so lucky to have her a part of this record,” they add.

Latashá also loves the collaboration, sharing, “‘405’ is a fast and fun drive through a hyper portal wave in my happy place.”

SACHI have been busy in 2024 so far, working on several songs, including “Wildfire”, which received a few remixes from other artists, including Rova. Things aren’t slowing down for Chrisp and Thomas, either, with a support slot for Northeast Party House coming up in August and September (more information here).

And with SACHI, it’s really all about the live circuit.

Following a historic Tomorrowland turn in 2022, which saw them become one of the first Kiwi acts to play the renowned electronic music festival, they returned to Aotearoa last year for Club SACHI, a series of intimate DJ club nights across the country that attracted packed crowds from Auckland to Dunedin.

“In the live environment, there’s this exchange of energy – you can’t have one part of it without the other, you can’t have the performer without the audience,” Chrisp told Rolling Stone AU/NZ last year. “We’ve always been interested in who the community is: who are these people coming to the shows, hanging outside, trying to have a conversation or get a photo? How can we be more tapped in with the audience that has found our music?”

SACHI’s “405” (ft. Latashá) is out now.