When crowds relate, music connects.
SACHI cling to this truth like “the golden rule”. The New Zealand duo—Nick Chrisp and Will Thomas— transform their every day, real life experiences into a vibrant, dazzling electronic-pop party. As a result, uncompromising creativity, unrestricted energy and an infectious spirit define the pair and translate right back to their audience – as evidenced by one sold out show after another and over 30 million streams in 2020.
“I feel like the golden rule of music is people like songs they can relate to,” affirms Will. “If you’re writing about yourself and what you actually do, listeners put the subject matter into the perspective of their own lives. We commit to it.”
“You can hear our heart in everything we do,” agrees Nick.
This heart beats louder year after year. It started when Diplo visited New Zealand on tour in 2015. SACHI stalked his Snapchat, found his location, and slipped a USB drive through the window of the SUV carrying the star. Serendipitously, he gave it a spin and played “No More” and “Hold On” on Diplo & Friends , offering an invaluable co-sign. In the aftermath, SACHI exploded as a homegrown phenomenon, achieving two chart-topping gold singles—“No More” and “Shelter.” Along the way, they also ignited stages alongside everyone from A$AP Ferg to Alison Wonderland and received coveted co-signs from Diplo, Zane Lowe, Complex, Hillydilly, MTV, and more. Not to mention, fellow NZ superstar Lorde signed off their remix of her multi-platinum smash “Green Light” with Montell2099. Signed to Casablanca/Republic Records, they made a splash stateside with last years Nights With Ruby EP, including hit singles “Worst Behaviour” [feat. SamDeRosa], and ‘Sparking My Fire’ [Featuring ROE], the EP amassing over 25 million streams.
Bursting into the new decade with charming single ‘Enchante’, the bilingual bop featuring Naika is a buzzing disco infused dance floor anthem injected with French house flavour.
Establishing themselves in North America for the first time in 2018, the duo began recording intermittently in Los Angeles before moving to the land of opportunity to live for six months in 2019 and tour with LA locals Phantoms. The sessions eventually became the flaming, appropriately dubbed, Nights with Ruby EP, a project brimming with buzzing, electronic evening energy.
“It’s all about energy,” continues Will. “We’re not shying away from who we are and what we do.”
Off the back of a hectic Summer festival run, SACHI took the stage on coveted lineups including Rhythm & Vines, Northern Bass, SoundSplash, Six60 Saturday’s and many more. Coming from a band background, Will and Nick inject elements of a live band setting into their own exhilarating live show. Their dynamic chemistry see’s SACHI swapping instruments, as well as playing bass, drums and keys in addition to vocals; forming a non-traditional electronic experience.
SACHI build an unbreakable bond with audiences by simply being themselves. “Ever since we started making music, we wanted to create moments to share with friends,” the boys leave off.“ We want to give everyone an uplifting and euphoric experience. The EP paints this picture of different energies coming together as a whole. We want people to connect and have fun with us.” Their latest single ‘Enchante’ exudes the contagious confidence that SACHI live by; their biggest objective is to share it with the rest of the world.