In 1997, Ministry of Sound released Northern Exposure 2 , Sasha and Digweed's next double-CD entry in their Northern Exposure series. To support the album, the duo toured internationally, and in the process helped to define the sound of trance music in the late 1990s.  After extensive touring, Digweed and Sasha took up residency at New York City 's famous Twilo nightclub, where they would DJ for the entire night.  In 1998, the two released separate mix albums on the Boxed label, as part of the Global Underground series: Digweed's Global Underground 006: Sydney , and Sasha's Global Underground 009: San Francisco , which drew from his experience touring on the West Coast of the United States . Both DJs formed their own record labels that year: Sasha created Excession Records and Digweed started Bedrock Records . Excession released fewer than ten records, the last in 1998; the experience, however, led Sasha to found the management agency "Excession: The Agency LTD." Excession remains a booking agency for many DJs, including Hybrid , Nick Warren , and Steve Lawler . 
Early years. Sasha was born in Bangor, Wales on 4 September 1969, but spent most of his youth with his mother in the Welsh town of Sandycroft, Flintshire, North Wales.