Tommie Sunshine to Release New Mix Album

'This is the sound of Tommie Sunshine in 2008.' - Tommie Sunshine

Posted Press Release on Sun Oct 12, 2008

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"The title 'Relax, This Won't Hurt' comes directly from the last words Hunter S. Thompson wrote before taking his own life but I see it as a three-fold title. I love Thompson's work and it is a tribute to him but is also very telling of how I see the music I used to tell the story on this CD. This is music mostly unheard in the US outside of underground clubs and will sound rather new to most listeners. The third reference the title refers to is the state of this country and how every day we are tricked into thinking the decisions that are made by the people who lead us are in our best interest when they clearly are not. Please note, I picked the title a full month before the economy really went down the tubes." - Tommie Sunshine

Influenced by equal parts New Wave, Rock & Roll, and House music, American rave legend and Brooklyn, NY resident Tommie Sunshine is raising the bar. Covering ground as artist, remixer, producer, taste-maker, DJ, and songwriter and traveling the globe with his legendary dj sets it won't be long before there will be, at least a little, Tommie Sunshine in your life.

Tommie's latest endeavor is a hard hitting, bass heavy, house music mix album titled "Relax, This Won't Hurt" releasing on Ultra Records October 21st, and will again set the Sunshine standard of innovative music made for the dance floor.

"To be totally truthful, this new genre of music was pioneered by Basement Jaxx and they are the ones who specifically made me interested in music like this. I would also like to note that the artists whose music I used on this CD are the best of the best and the only missing ones are A1 Bassline, Herve, HeavyFeet, Hannah Holland and Fake Blood (so many tracks I wanted). These are the artists I play each and every time I DJ and the electronic musicians that I most admire. The CD is a wild ride filled with musical influences from around the world and I covered as much ground as anyone can in just over an hour while giving the tracks room to play out. I can only hope this collection of music inspires the listener the way that each of these tracks inspired me to include them in the mix." - Tommie Sunshine

Relax, This Won't Hurt
Mixed by: Tommie Sunshine
Released October, 21 2008
Label: Ultra Records
1. Audio Bullys - Flickery Vision (Extended Mix)
2. Skream - Midnight Request Line (Switch Remix)
3. Pirate Robot Midget - It's My Beat Now (Riva Starr Remix)
4. The Faint - The Geeks Were Right (Boys Noize Vs. D.I.M. Mix)
5. Moby - I Love To Move In Here (Proxy Remix)
6. Midfield General featuring Vila - Disco Sirens (Boy 8-Bit Vocal Remix)
7. Boy 8-Bit - Fogbank
8. South Rakkas Crew - Mad Again (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
9. Diplo feat. Rye Rye - Wassup Wassup (Crookers Remix)
10. Detboi feat. Serocee - Jump Up Jump Down
11. Tigerstyle feat. Vybz Kartel, Mangi Mahal & Nikitta - Balle! Shava! (Sinden Remix)
12. Surkin feat. Chromeo - Chrome Knight
13. AC Slater - Jack Got Jacked (Udachi Remix)
14. Math Head - Turn The Music Up (AC Slater Remix)
15. The Aston Shuffle feat. Tommie Sunshine - Stomp Yo Shoes (Bloody Beetroots Clap Remix - Aston Shuffle Vocal Edit)

Upcoming Tommie Sunshine Tour Dates
10/17: Shaw Studios, Hong Kong
10/18: Q97 - Hong Kong
10/25: ADE - Amsterdam, Netherlands
11/1: Posh Ultra - San Antonio, TX
11/8: Xlib - Club Kiev, Ukraine
11/10: Social Club - Paris, France
11/13: Amnesia - Milan, Italy
11/14: Razzmatazz - Barcelona, Spain
11/15: Badlands - Berlin, Germany
11/22: Stereosonic - Brisbane Showgrounds Brisbane, Australia
11/22: TBD - Auckland, New Zealand
11/28: Stereosonic - Manning Bar Sydney, Australia
11/29: Stereosonic - Bonython Park Adelaide, Australia
11/29: Stereosonic - Melbourne Royal Showgrounds Melbourne, Australia
11/30: Stereosonic - Claremont Park Perth, Australia

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