In this special 3-part series of the Groovebox Society Podcast, we interview Sunshine Jones. We’ll take you on a 3-hour deep dive into the mind of one of the most experienced practitioners in the art of live electronic music performance. Forget the documentaries, forget YouTube and Wikipedia - this man has lived it for real, and even after 3 decades of actually working in the trenches, he is more excited than ever and it is clearly evident in this extensive interview.
In part 1 of our interview Mark talks with Sunshine Jones about his early beginnings as a musician, music technology and the evolution of going "solo". Mark and Sunshine Jones discuss the early influential instruments, such as the Alesis MMT-8, and some of the pioneering artists in electronic music performance. They even discuss the infamous term "Live PA".
Coming up in Part 2…
A decade of Dub Tribe, remaining true to autonomy, man vs. machine and the music, performance 101 - essentials and philosophy of a live performance, when things go wrong, the pros and cons of doing it full-time, Sunshine’s return from disaster.
Coming up in Part 3…
How to co-exist with DJs, music made with grooveboxes, vocals in the mix?, Emu Command Station, the search to match the MT-8, word association, Sunshine’s tracking methods, Tablets/Smartphones? The amazing Octatrack and Sunshine’s track, “Lelek”.
Where to find Sunshine Jones Online
Sunshine Jones website: http://sunshine-jones.com/