Tommie Sunshine


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About

Tommie Sunshine

Tommie Sunshine is a musical shapeshifter who bridges the worlds of rave, disco, house, and EDM. He's provided club-ready makeovers for countless household names, from Katy Perry to Sofi Tukker to Lenny Kravitz to Elvis Presley. His 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 as an activist have landed him airtime on numerous talk shows and radio programs. 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.

Testimonials

I feel fortunate to have been part of the first-ever WMC. Over the 35 years, it has grown to give us an international forum where we exchange music and ideas. As an attendee and host of many of the award shows, I am proud each time I see new young talent emerge and then become world-renowned. We all have so many Winter Music Conference moments of hearing a seminal breakthrough record for the first time as well as a new DJ with star quality. Magical moments in my career.


Daniel Glass

Glassnote Records

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

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

I’m so glad to see WMC rebooted with such thoughtful content and first-class curation. It’s been a long time since the industry had a must-do American event and this is it. The reborn WMC!


Patrick Moxey

Ultra Music

WMC is and has always been the lifeblood of the dance music scene. Never missed a year since ’96, I can’t imagine Amsterdam Dance Event or Ibiza Music Summit existing without the blueprint that WMC originated. Seeing this revived is absolutely essential to reunifying the North American scene surrounding electronic music and its fringes.


Tommie Sunshine

Producer/DJ/Activist/Netflix Host