ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW Tastemaker to tastemakers and musical-icon, Tommie Sunshine is renowned for his reputation of being consistently ahead of the curve.
Set apart by his iconoclastic productions, he is regarded as one the today’s most prolific remixers with over 120 commissioned remixes to date, and his original production career spans collaborations with such artists as Felix da Housecat, Peaches, James Murphy, and many more.
Whether as a DJ, Remixer, or Artist, Tommie brings a unique enthusiasm to his craft; one that is fueled by his encyclopedic (if not obsessive) knowledge of underground and pop music spanning the last half-century.
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**(Oct . 21) Off to ADE! Tommie is off to the Amsterdam Dance Event this week. If you're in attendance, check out his peformance at the Systematic 5 year celebration!
**(Oct. 5) New Remixes posted on the player. Enjoy remixes for The Crystal Method, Fall Out Boy, Major Lazer, and more!
** (Jul. 7) NEW SINGLE, "Toyko Pollution: The Brooklyn Fire Trilogy" is out now! Features remixes from Bit Theif, Figure, Il Diablo, Jayou, Kitch n Sync, and Nonewyork.
** (Jun 30) Tommie's remix for the Yeah Yeah Yeah's new single, "Heads Will Roll" was just released on the UK version of the single. Look for it.
** Tommie's remixes for Major Lazer featured on RCRDLBL.COM
BIO In every generation there are the trendsetters, and there are the rest who follow. Let’s just say DJ, producer, remixer, and songwriter Tommie Sunshine has never been one to follow or duck from controversy. He is at the same time a visionary and historian, having been personal witness to the bleeding-edge of popular culture and music for nearly 3 decades.
“I’ve constantly been in the chrysalis of so many different movements of music,” says Tommie. “I’ve always found that exciting and inspiring. I love the evolution of music, it never gets boring.”
His absorption of this musical evolution around him has helped create his unique brand of no-holds barred electro house, infused with the raw feeling of punk rock. His hallmark sound has influenced many of the tastemakers of the 21st century, starting in 2000 with Felix Da Housecat. Tommie’s deep knowledge of dance music, new wave, and punk earned him songwriting credits on the critically acclaimed electroclash LP, Kittenz and Thee Glitz-- “Happy Hour” and “Silver Screen (Shower Scene)”.
The latest productions on his sonic chopping block include remixes of “Heads Will Roll” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and “Keep It Going Louder” by Major Lazer. Tommie is also back in the studio creating original works. His most recent, “Tokyo Pollution,” is a hard-hitting tech house track that borrows inspiration from the straight ahead beats and synth sounds of 90s acid house.
Indeed, his street cred as a remixer, combined with his unique ear for the latest and greatest music to fit the mood has made Tommie Sunshine a hot commodity as a DJ in a wide variety of influential circles. His punk rock style of House is heard in the most cutting edge parties in the world, and at the same time he can open the ears of the cultural elite to new soundscapes at high profile charity events, like the opening of a wing of the Guggenheim, or the launch party for Richard Branson’s famous Virgin Galatic venture.
Putting the “riot” back in “patriot,” Tommie Sunshine can be trusted to tell you how we got here, what’s happening now, and what’s going to happen next.