Sascha Lappessen, Thomas “Alisson” Lüdke, and Ralf Kappmeier, created Sash! in 1995. The previous year, the three had worked together, under the name of Careca, to produce a piece called “Indian Rave”, which was a mildy successful song. In 1996, Sash! released “It’s My Life”, which became a European club hit. In 1997, with Sabine Ohmes as the singer, Sash! released “Encore Une Fois”. Described on Sash’s biography as “the big break”, it reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart, as well as reaching the top 10 of five countries’ singles charts, and the top 20 of seven countries’ singles charts.