Sunshine

Melbourne DJ legend Sunshine say’s 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. Hapno is the sound and it sure ain’t coming from anyone else.

As a teenager growing up in Perth, Sunshine first tapped into the illegal rave scene to nurture a growing interest in dance music. Several years on the dancefloor led to her first vinyl purchase, exploring the worlds 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 DJ. Within a year she’d garnered her first gig, at a small party in Port Melbourne. Naturally, she started playing bars around town, eventually working her way up to 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 #7 in the Aria Club Charts.

With gigs as large as the Big Day Out and Stereosonic under her belt, the future seems bright for this talented spinner…