Tommie Sunshine

DJ, Producer

Tastemaker


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Tommie Sunshine

Tastemaker to tastemakers, curator and shapeshifterTommie Sunshine is renowned for his reputation of being consistently ahead of the curve bridging the worlds of RaveDiscoHouse, 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 LazerSantana, and Fall Out BoyTommie’s original production career spans collaborations with such artists as Oscar Grammy nominated Junkie XLChocolate PumaJames Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, legend Arthur BakerFelix da HousecatPeachesThe Disco Fries, and many more. His music has been released on all of the biggest Dance labels in the world including Spinnin’UltraArmadaMusical FreedomHeldeepSizeMixmashDim 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 SlimHardwell 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.

Testimonials

Having only missed the very first year of WMC in 1985, it was 1986-1990 that initially placed me on the map globally due to the international attendance of the entire dance music community. All throughout the 90s I was often getting written about by various high profile mags and websites for having contributed to help break many artists, DJs, producers and remixers. WMC enabled me to bring many top industry people together all under one roof, especially at Groove Jet, where house music officially met Techno in my sets and it’s all been uphill since…TBC


Danny Tenaglia

DJ, Producer

If you want to know about our industry from the people that make it happen then go to WMC. It’s an accelerated masterclass in all things dance music.


Carl Cox

DJ/Intec Records

Miami has always been a place I’ve considered home and WMC was essential for me and the label in many ways. From showcasing our new music to keeping up with all the new artists and releases. It was the official kickoff of the year and I’m happy to see it thriving again.


Louie Vega

DJ/Vega Records

Winter Music Conference is my ground zero. It has always provided the perfect storm of opportunity and excitement for up and coming artists, including myself back in 2003, where I first caught a glimpse of how it felt to have an audience respond to my work. Over the years, I’ve always made it a point to have WMC in my calendar because that’s the spot where everyone congregates and you can feel it in the air. Creativity, brother and sisterhood, FUN and most of all the chance to come together as a community and celebrate the reason we are all here—the music.”


Kaskade

DJ/Producer

I first went to WMC ’87, the year I started Big Beat. It was an incredibly inspiring congregation of indie labels, DJs, artists, songwriters, producers and dance music lovers dedicated to breaking and discovering new music. WMC has been instrumental in furthering the dance and electronic cause; keeping the community connected, vital and relevant, and serving as an amazing springboard for talent. It’s a fantastic crucible for the future of dance music. Long may it live.


Craig Kallman

CEO & Co-Chairman Atlantic Records, Founder Big Beat Records