Live from the circuitGrounds of Electric Daisy Carnival’s Orlando installation comes Tommie Sunshine. Mr. Brooklyn Fire himself offers up his set from central Florida with 16 tracks — 14 of which remain unreleased, including Mercer’s remix of “Stay The Night” by Zedd. Through a thick storm of specially rendered bootlegs, the hour-long mix offers Tommie’s latest collaboration with Deorro, “Supa Hot Fiya,” along with Deformaty and Koyote’s ”Bouncin,” the upcoming Melbourne bounce hit due out on the Brooklyn Fire imprint next week.
Dance music icon Tommie Sunshine is at it again, this time taking over the decks of Pacha NYC for Jus Jack’s People Party label launch. Known for not only his technical prowess and breakneck mixing skills, Sunshine’s set lists are always something to behold. Including 7 unreleased and exclusive tracks from Chuckie, Martin Solveig, Laidback Luke, Calvin Harris and more, his hour and a half set at New York’s most iconic nightclub blends big room basics with gritty electro house charm. Walking the line between what clubgoers expect to hear and what they need to, Tommie curates an accessible and interesting 24 track jaunt of driving bass lines and floor shaking punches — not to mention some classic AC/DC.
Head on over to Tommie’s Facebook page to download the mix for your collection.
Two’s company, three’s a crowd, four’s a party. NYC duo Disco Fries team up with electro house upstart Loopers and the estimable Tommie Sunshine for the release of the ultra-violent “Bad Boy.” Receiving the dirty warehouse stamp of approval, the foursome’s latest is grinding electro house at its finest. Nothing but in-your-face sawtooth growls throughout, “Bad Boy” represents the seedy underbelly of dance music where electro originally made its home. “Bad Boy” will be released on CR2 Records on August 19th.Posted by
Dance music staple Tommie Sunshine links up with Live City to take on Martin Solveig’s latest pop dance hit “Hey Now.” In typical Sunshine fashion, the veteran producer warps the mix into something nearly unrecognizable if not for Solveig’s chirpy vocal cues, injecting the mix with a hefty dose of brightly colored bass lines and big room bounce. The perfect compliment to any peak time Sunday Funday pool party, Tommie and Live City’s remix is a carnival ride of fun house mirrors and rubbery synthwork that change “Hey Now” from commercial smash into a patented party hit.Posted by
Before getting married in Las Vegas with Rebecca & Fiona as his bridesmaids, Tommie Sunshine delivered a 80 minute opening set during the second day of Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas. Taking full advantage of his early timeslot, Tommie did exactly what he is known for and delivered a high energy, heavy electro performance to kick things off at the Cosmic Meadow. Showcasing his talent for working an expansive arsenal of tracks into any time slot, the mind behind Brooklyn Fire records worked through 22 tracks in 30 minutes, including cuts from Botnek, Reece Low, TJR, and more.
Full tracklist after the break.
Long-haired, enigmatic, and outspoken, Tommie Sunshine has been a presence in dance music for over a decade, fostering young talent and establishing himself as a tastemaker in the industry. His Ultra Music performance on Day 2 of the first weekend – much like his Axis mix – was a showcase of countless unreleased tracks and debuts from TJR, Mt. Eden, Alvaro, Showtek, and of course, the man himself. Tommie keeps things bouncy and care-free in his hour set, delivering 14 tracks of blistering electro designed specifically for keeping energy levels high and crowds entranced. One such debut during the mix was Dave Silcox’s remix of “Cool Without You,” a rendition that leaves no room for subtlety, stripping the melody from the original and replacing it with breakneck drum fills, twisted vocals and a blaring siren-filled break.
Listen and download Tommie’s set and Dave Silcox’s remix after the break.
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Above & Beyond attract a cult-like following, one that I’m not sure I fully understood until last Saturday. I’m not a member of the “trance family,” it isn’t my favorite subgenre of electronic music, and I’ve only seen Above & Beyond twice before — neither time from start to finish — but I recognize their legacy. When I was offered a one way ticket to Trancelandia I eagerly accepted. Although the controversy currently surrounding dance music events didn’t effect my experience, it did give me the opportunity to critically examine why I was there.
With the popularity of “raves” growing, their value, safety, and purpose have come under scrutiny causing debate amongst dance music’s most vocal critics and supporters. A recent article published by The LA Times reduced festivals and similar events to nothing more than cash-fueled death traps. Anyone who has spent time squished between strangers just to hear a DJ play for three hours knows that’s simply not the case.
We’re back with a special Monday installment of Dancing Astronaut’s Axis! For our 39th episode we’ve got Chicago born (NYC livin’) Tommie Sunshine providing the soundtrack. The often outspoken DJ has been cutting up decks since 93’ and has worked alongside the Disco Fries as Fries & Shine, Bart B More & RipTidE as Horsepower, Australia’s Go Freek, Downlow’d, & NYC’s own – Live City.
This mix is made up entirely of unreleased work, a first for Axis, and features exclusive tracks from Afrojack, DubVision, The M Machine, Alvaro and many more that you won’t hear anywhere else. Listen to Tommie’s exceptional mix below and click after the break for the exclusive filled track-listing.
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Massive tracks usually warrant massive remix packages, and that’s exactly what we have here with the “Cool Without You” remix bundle. The Fries & Shine boys have carefully hand picked seven different producers whose task was to transform the disco-laden gem into something of their own. It’s an eclectic collection of talent spanning from young trance star Audien to a pair of duos, The Partysquad and Tommy Lee & Aero. The remix pack is set to be released February 11th, but don’t you worry – we have the exclusive preview below.Posted by
Best of the Rest is a daily feature from Dancing Astronaut that recaps the most important posts of the day as well as the stuff we didn’t get to. With the rapidity that dance music news and releases come out it’s difficult for us to hit everything — we hope BOTR serves as a catch-all. Make sure to check it out at the end of each day to ensure you don’t miss anything! (more…)Posted by