By the end of the 1990s, Sasha
and John Digweed
had become two of the most recognized DJs in the world. A widespread interest in a style of up-tempo electronic music laden in synth melodies and pumping beats known as trance (or less frequently as progressive trance) propelled the British DJs to worldwide fame along with peers such as Paul Van Dyk
and Paul Oakenfold
. As trance began to hit its peak, both DJs began to diversify their track selection in an effort to avoid being pigeonholed as specifically trance DJs. Whereas their early mix CDs defined the sound of trance for the mid-'90s, they soon took the position as two of the genre's leaders, continually focusing on the latest records and evolving sounds of producers such as Breeder
while staying true to their musical roots.