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Monday, 20 November, 2000, 12:55 GMT
Sasha tops DJ poll
Pete Tong
Pete Tong, pictured, was beaten by DJ Sasha
DJ Sasha has topped a list of "100 top DJ's in the world".

DJ Sasha - born Alexander Coe, in Bangor, north Wales - topped the exclusive list in DJ magazine.

He beat competition from the likes of Paul Oakenfold, John Digweed, Carl Cox and Pete Tong among others.

Sasha has earned a huge global following and is popular Stateside, where he has regularly played at Twilo in New York.

He is highly rated as a producer by the music industry, producing top re-mixes for stars including Madonna.

DJ Sasha has also produced for The Chemical Brothers and M People.

His collaborations with DJ John Digweed include Northern Exposure and Communicate, released earlier this summer.

DJ Sasha's hectic jet-setting lifestyle created loyal followings in south east Asia, Europe, North America and across the globe.

Name battle

At the 1999 Ericsson Music Awards, the veteran DJ was awarded the prize for Outstanding Contribution To Dance Music.

He was recently embroiled in a battle over the use of his name with a German singer called Sasha Schmidt.

The Welsh-born DJ was incensed by the German after he sent out white label remixes of the single "If You Believe".

A compromise was agreed with Sasha Schmidt agreeing to release material in America under his full name.

Coe has agreed to release his records in Germany as DJ Sasha.

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