Tommie Sunshine Bio

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Tommie Sunshine bio

Influenced by equal parts New Wave, Rock & Roll, and House music, American rave legend and Brooklyn, NY resident Tommie Sunshine is raising the bar. His long history in the midwest rave scene made him a major source for those who wanted to learn more about the underground dance culture. He wrote the preface to Mireille Silcott’s novel, Rave America, and his knowledge on all things centric to this particular music cycle earned him an appearance in Peter Jennings Reporting on ABC. He did two separate BBC documentaries on House Music as well as a DVD rave documentary Rise and featured DJing in Billy Corgan’s post smashing-Pumpkins band Zwans video for the song Lyric. He has also been establishing his own presence as A&R and label owner with Xylophone Jones Recordings to include a cast of shocking newcomers alongside well established artists and Sunshire himself. After becoming a successful DJ in the Atlanta area, Sunshine headed to Chicago and established the popular ElectroSweat and Degeneration club nights. After landing a spot in Urb magazine's Next 100, he began collaborating with Felix da Housecat, co-writing the massive club hit "Silver Screen-Shower Scene." A move to New York City introduced him to DJ Hell and the world of fashion with Versace, Chanel, and others hiring Sunshine for DJ gigs. As an established remixer, Sunshine has been requested to retouch work from a diverse list that includes the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Good Charlotte, Scissor Sisters, The Gossip, Fallout Boy, The Killers, Junkie XL, Panic! At The Disco, Shiny Toy Guns and Avril Lavigne. In 2006, Sunshine released “Systematic Sessions Vol. 2–Tommie Sunshine & Marc Romboy” in Germany. 2007 saw the release of the Australian gold selling “One Love Vol. 5: Your Disco Will Eat You” and the American release of “Tommie Sunshine presents Ultra Rock Remixed,” a double CD chock full of his remix and original production work. 2008 saw Sunshine’s single Limit of Your Mind” released on Alphabet City in Germany and his mix compilation released on Ultra Records. He’s worked alongside The Disco Fries and also as a trio with Bart B More and RipTidE under the name Horsepower. In the past he has collaborated with artists such as Felix Da Housecat, Miss Kittin, Marc Romboy, Mark Verbos, Tomcraft, The Aston Shuffle, James Murphy and DJ Hell.

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