Sunshine Jones lives in San Francisco, California where he produces a playlist, essay and a piece of artwork every sunday based on a theme called Sunday Soul, and produces house music for King Street Sounds, Nite Grooves, from the Treehouse Recording Studio. His label, Treehouse Muzique has been a private place to release re edits, and introspective recordings as well as a home for the Dubtribe Sound System back catalog of albums, singles, and live recordings.
Over the last few years, Sunshine has traveled the world spinning and performing live. Loop’s 9 year anniversary in Tokyo was a fantastic beginning for his solo work, which has taken him to Sugar in Adelaide, Australia, up the coast to Byron Bay, and Brisbane. The Family Music Festival in Osaka where he played beside Danny Krivit was inspirational, and The Metamorphose festival in Tokyo, where performing for 16,000 people completely blew his mind.
Sunshine spent the 1990’s touring the united states in a van as one half of Dubtribe Sound System, and as creative director of Imperial DUB Recordings. He left the 90’s glad to see them go, but worried about the decade ahead.
In early 2007, frustrated with the limitations of CD turntables, and the confused pile of hand scrawled CD’s all over his house, Sunshine made the move to mixing with a laptop. Using a Allen and Heath XONE:92 DJ Mixer to connect a mic and some effects, and a MacBook Pro running Traktor DJ Studio Pro, Sunshine found he was excited about mixing records again. “I haven’t been this excited about music since I first learned how to program a sequencer.” And it shows. No stale, up-tempo computer mixes for you… Sunshine has been challenging what dance music even is, often never raising the tempo above 118 bpm, he uses musical force, live vocals, live percussion, loops, and effects rather than simply beating the crowd to death with something fast or hard. Difficult and provocative as always,
Sunshine has eaten his hat and embraced the modern definition of independent music and it’s current format.