AUSSIE ARTIST ‘SUNSHINE’ – ‘MIDNIGHT MASS’ EVENT + RELEASE PARTY
DECEMBER 23 – PRINCE BANDROOM, MELBOURNE
The Birth of Midnight Mass – Gospel techno Project
“I’ve always had a strong connection to Blues and Gospel music, which comes from its honesty and the way it lifts your spirit up. In my DJ sets I love mixing gospel/blues vocals with techno tracks, because the uplifting energy is the same even though the music is different which creates a perfect marriage of light and dark combining the two styles. I wanted to create my own original tracks that combined the two styles and after I started studying a composition/music production degree at AIM this year, I was introduced to different compositional techniques that inspired me to start working on my idea and to evolve the way I’d been making music which was purely computer/sample based and start moving towards introducing more live elements like the choir and live instruments.
I began working on the first record of this project earlier this year and I envisioned having a record release party for it that incorporated the celebration feel of gospel churches mixed with the darkness of techno. To make this happen a really talented team of people was put together and we have been sourcing the best world class artistic talent that Melbourne has to offer in the way of choirs, dancers and set designers to make this a show an experience on every level.” – Sunshine
Aussie Artist Sunshine is one of the mainstay artists regularly gigging at some of Melbourne’s most popular venues. Having played records in multi-genre’s including, hip hop, jazz, funk, soul, disco, house and techno, it’s no surprise her career has brought her to creating her own themed club nights. Sunshine is now gearing up for the release of her latest new records in the ‘Gospel House/Techno/Soul’ genre’s due out this Summer. Sunshine has engaged a number of vocalists to collaborate with and is developing a choir, to perform on the songs and her performances. The Choir is called the ‘Disco Faith Choir.’
In addition to this, Sunshine’s Management & Production company ‘Team Sunshine Productions’ is launching three events for Summer 2016/2017, running from Dec to April. The initial event to launch the Sunshine brand/concept and first single is scheduled for Friday 23rd December at the ‘Prince Bandroom’ & the event will is called: ‘Sunshine’s Midnight Mass’ which is a late night event concept. Doors will open at 11pm and the initial party will run through to 7am, eventually turning into an ‘All Nighter’ event.
Stay tuned for NEW single ‘Here to Stay’ – Sunshine featuring Amanda Perry & Disco Faith Choir
coming soon to radio..
Team Sunshine Productions present:
Sunshine’s Midnight Mass
Date: Friday 23rd December
Venue: Prince Bandroom
Tickets: $35.00 – http://www.princebandroom.com.au
Doors: 11pm – 7am
Headliner Artist: Sunshine Trott
Headliner Performance: Sunshine 4 Hour Show Ft. Amanda Perry & Disco Faith Choir
Debut Performance of Single: ‘Here to Stay’ – Sunshine featuring Amanda Perry & Disco Faith Choir
Support Acts: Spacey Space, Handsdown, Rory Marshall
Additional Attractions: High Performance Sound, State-of-the-Art Lighting, Environmental Space Transformation, Extravagant Costumes, Experimental Choreography, Maverick Theatre
Dine+Dance+Dream: Utilising the resources of the Prince of Wales Complex ie the Hotel, Cantina and POW Kitchen, featuring special Food and Accommodation packages will be available for guests
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Melbourne DJ Sunshine says her sets are all about ‘fun.’ Earning her stripes in a myriad of different spaces around town, she’s created a sound that is truly her own. What gives her the edge is sheer versatility – you’re just as likely to hear bleeding-edge techno alongside tech house, house and disco all in the space of one beer.
As a teenager growing up in Perth, Sunshine first tapped into the rave scene to nurture a growing interest in dance music. Several years on the dance floor led to her first vinyl purchase, exploring the world’s of Hip Hop, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Disco, House and Techno. By the time she moved to Melbourne in 1998, she’d amassed her first crate and a dream to become a DJ. Within a year Sunshine garnered her first gig, at a small party in Port Melbourne. Naturally, she started playing bars around town, eventually working her way up, to playing sets in the side rooms of the bigger parties such as ‘33 & 1/3.’
By 2003, Sunshine had turned enough heads to be offered a weekly 5hr set at ‘Revolver’ on Saturday mornings, a reasonably prestigious set in the grand scheme of things. She grabbed the chance with both hands and made it her own. 2013 saw the monumental celebration of her 10 year Anniversary.
Apart from dominating the Melbourne club scene with her ‘Happy feel good’ DJ sets, Sunshine has also been focusing on production work and in 2013 released her first original track ‘Heartbreaker’ which became a house anthem and reached Top 10 in the ARIA Club Chart, ‘The Only One’ peaked at #4 and her new track ‘Twisted’ is currently killing it on the Dance Floor.