Mentor Sessions: Tommie Sunshine
Thursday, March 19th
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
“Time To Jack” – The House Music Blueprint
Wednesday, March 18th
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tastemaker to tastemakers, curator and shapeshifter, Tommie Sunshine is renowned for his reputation of being consistently ahead of the curve bridging the worlds of Rave, Disco, House, and EDM while still standing firmly in the zeitgeist. Establishing his name throughout the American Rave scene during the ’90s, he became one of the most recognizable figures of the Electroclash movement during the early 2000s, and helped set the stage for the EDM boom of the 2010s. 27 years as a DJ and 33 years as a clubber gives Sunshine his unique perspective on the business & informs his present Rave Revival sound.
Set apart by his iconoclastic productions, he is regarded as one of today’s most prolific remixers providing club-ready makeovers for countless household names, including Billie Eilish, Katy Perry, Lizzo, Sofi Tukker, Lenny Kravitz, Dua Lipa, Elvis Presley, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Major Lazer, Santana, and Fall Out Boy. Tommie’s original production career spans collaborations with such artists as Oscar & Grammy nominated Junkie XL, Chocolate Puma, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, legend Arthur Baker, Felix da Housecat, Peaches, The Disco Fries, and many more. His music has been released on all of the biggest Dance labels in the world including Spinnin’, Ultra, Armada, Musical Freedom, Heldeep, Size, Mixmash, Dim Mak, and Mad Decent amongst others. His label Brooklyn Fire is beyond their 400th release giving a platform to young producers just getting started in the business giving their music mass exposure, DJ support from the biggest in the game & streams into the millions.
Whether as a Producer, DJ 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. His TV show After The Raves on Netflix took him around the world speaking intimately with Fatboy Slim, Hardwell and Paul Oakenfold, and his encyclopedic musical knowledge and outspoken views have landed him airtime on numerous talk shows and radio programs. Sunshine, also known as a social media provocateur, has been known to cause an uproar in his firm stance on many issues most won’t dare talk about & his activism has landed him on TMZ for gun control. Tommie served as a surrogate for the 2016 & once again presently for the 2020 Presidential campaigns of Bernie Sanders.