Picking up co-signs from the likes of Diplo, Zane Lowe, Vince Stapes along with major international and local support from Complex, BBC Radio 1, Beats1, Triple-J, HillyDilly, Fashion Quarterly, SNIFFERS, George FM, ZM, and The Edge SACHI are fresh and already making a dent. Nick Chrisp and Will Thomas make up the duo and at both just 18 years of age, this is just the beginning of their story. Both born in Auckland the pair met in primary school playing in bands before beginning to create electronic music from the age of 13 or 14.
Since their early beginnings SACHI developed to craft their new EP ‘Lunch with Bianca’ which was released on July 1st 2016 and climbed to #1 on the iTunes Electronic chart. Containing the hit single ‘No More’ which was the #1 testing song on George FM (New Zealand’s #1 Dance/Alternative Radio) making it one of the first songs to achieve that status since the likes of Lorde and Broods. Also on the EP are singles ‘Hold On’ and ‘South Central’ feat Duckwrth which were premiered on Diplo’s BBC Radio 1 show and Zane Lowe’s Apple Music Beats 1 radio shows respectively.
Recorded between their bedrooms, Red Bull Studios Auckland, and OWSLA’s studio in LA, ‘Lunch with Bianca’ blends genres, delivering the signature SACHI sound whilst combining electronic and hip-hop. With features from L.A native Duckwrth who is currently amidst shows with Anderson Paak., and rising Onehunga artist INF after dominating the NZ hip hop charts with a #1 record feat. Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, and more.
Prior to the release of ‘Lunch with Bianca’ SACHI released a remix of ‘Teenage Craze’ for UK’s KLOE which went to #1 on NZ’s Spotify Viral Chart, opened for Rudimental at Vector Arena, and performed at Gisborne’s famous Rhythm & Vines New Years Festival. Receiving rave reviews from George FM as they classed them “one of the best sets from a local act at the festival”, their live set is something you want to be full immersed in sonically and visually.
This is the start of what will be an exciting journey for SACHI as they continue to release music and play shows, keep your eyes and ears peeled.