DJ Sunshine - Let The Sunlight In Let The Sunlight Shine
DJ Sunshine is one of Norways most popular DJ´s and she rocks the dance-floors with her eclectic and varied style; wether it`s soul, disco, beats, d´n´b, dubstep, boogie, electro, hip hop, house, afrobeat, latin, techno, jazz, brazilian beats, bailefunk or new wave with a dash of the unpredicted, you can be shure she´ll move the crowd to a frenzy.
It´s her fathers fault really. He used to play her and her sister records as lullabies. So Roberta Flack, Sade, Randy Crawford, Sting, Verdi and loads of revolutionary hymns got her hooked to music for life. As a teenager Sunshine collected punk and hip hop and was blown away by the blossoming hip hop culture with fun, peaceful and political messages. Later on, she discovered rave on a holiday in Spain and got absolutely obsessed with rave and jungle. The tone was set and she went on a mission to London to get her thirst satisfied.
After a year in the bustling international city of London briefly went back to Norway and started playing out. She became a pioneer on the Norwegian drum`n`bass scene with her “Baby´s Got Wax” show on radio Nova (sent from London between 1997 and 2000) and she had her residency at the legendary Reinforcement nights from 1997-2000 together alongside Little Simon D, Harold Lloyd & Snau. Sunshine went back to London to spend another four years there studying animation, sound and music production, and played at clubs such as the Blue Note (EON night) and had a slot on pirate Rude Fm, as well as a show on one of the pioneers of internet broadcasting, Interface FM.
Moving back to Oslo, Sunshine went on to host her own DJ show on Norways national radio, NRK P3 for three years (2002-2005), and kept on playing at- and running her nights at club Blå in Oslo. For close to seven seven years Sunshine had her residency Frie Former and later on Sunshine Sound System at Blå, inviting along guests such as Gilles Peterson, Seiji, Domu, DJ Cosmo, Jeannie Hopper, DJ Mad Mats, Nikki Lucas, Benji B, Future World Funk DJ´s, Excalibah, Blacktronica, Patrick Forge, Paul Murphy, Swell Session and many more as well as great Norwegian DJ´s such as Prins Thomas, Todd Terje Strangefruit, G-HA DJ Malin, as well as many other exciting artists and liveacts. She has also performed alongside MC´s such as MC Cleveland Watkiss, MC Chick`A`Boo and MC Marshmello.
Today she is continues playing at and promoting one of Norway`s most popular and longest running clubnights SUNSHINE SOUND SYSTEM. In 2007 this bustling and fun clubnight moved to Parkteatret and now is happening once a month at the funky Nomaden club, aswell as one offs at the Villa, such as the specials with DJ Cosmo. (Psychdelic Session and Space Session)
Sunshine DJ´s extensively around Norway and music has also brought her to New York City, Chicago, Mexico City, Costa Rica, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Malmø, Copenhagen, Helsinki, London, Brighton, Nottingham and Birmingham. She has both played at and arranged parties at the annual Quart music festival in Kristiandsand, Norway, as well as at The Øya Festival in Oslo-Norway, The +47 festival in Oslo, The Kongsberg Jazz Festival in Kongsberg, Molde Jazz Festival, The Bergen Fest in Bergen, Oslo World Music Festival, Solfestuka @Svalbard and at the Klubbmusikkuka in Bodø. She is also co-arranging and booking the Ladyfest festival in Norway (ladyfest.no) and is a member of the community Konsertforeninga Blå.
DJ Sunshine produces and makes music when she gets time in the studio. In 2006 she worked on a project with MC Marshmello from London as well as doing a remix of the Norwegian band Superfamily. She also makes a few edits, remixes and songs for her own use. She is in a noise/pop/ambient duo with Norwegian artist Rockettothesky, named Children Of klang. She has recently stated a new dj-project with the name of Mix´n`Scratch. Sunshine also does sound, soundart and dj -workshops for her local communities and AKKS.
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