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Tommie Sunshine Relax, This Won’t Hurt (Ultra Records) October 21st, 2008

“The title ‘Relax, This Won’t Hurt’ comes directly from the last words Hunter S. Thompson wrote before taking his own life but I see it as a three-fold title. I love Thompson’s work and it is a tribute to him but is also very telling of how I see the music I used to tell the story on this CD. This is music mostly unheard in the US outside of underground clubs and will sound rather new to most listeners. The third reference the title refers to is the state of this country and how every day we are tricked into thinking the decisions that are made by the people who lead us are in our best interest when they clearly are not. Please note, I picked the title a full month before the economy really went down the tubes.” – Tommie Sunshine

Tommie Sunshine “Relax, This Won’t Hurt” (Ultra Records) October 21st, 2008

“This is the sound of Tommie Sunshine in 2008.” – Tommie Sunshine
“Relax, This Won’t Hurt” Tracklisting:
1. Audio Bullys – Flickery Vision (Extended Mix)
2. Skream – Midnight Request Line (Switch Remix)
3. Pirate Robot Midget – It’s My Beat Now (Riva Starr Remix)
4. The Faint – The Geeks Were Right (Boys Noize Vs. D.I.M. Mix)
5. Moby – I Love To Move In Here (Proxy Remix)
6. Midfield General featuring Vila – Disco Sirens (Boy 8-Bit Vocal Remix)
7. Boy 8-Bit – Fogbank
8. South Rakkas Crew – Mad Again (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
9. Diplo feat. Rye Rye – Wassup Wassup (Crookers Remix)
10. Detboi feat. Serocee – Jump Up Jump Down
11. Tigerstyle feat. Vybz Kartel, Mangi Mahal & Nikitta – Balle! Shava! (Sinden Remix)
12. Surkin feat. Chromeo – Chrome Knight
13. AC Slater – Jack Got Jacked (Udachi Remix)
14. Math Head – Turn The Music Up (AC Slater Remix)
15. The Aston Shuffle feat. Tommie Sunshine – Stomp Yo Shoes (Bloody Beetroots Clap Remix – Aston Shuffle Vocal Edit)

“The title ‘Relax, This Won’t Hurt’ comes directly from the last words Hunter S. Thompson wrote before taking his own life but I see it as a three-fold title. I love Thompson’s work and it is a tribute to him but is also very telling of how I see the music I used to tell the story on this CD. This is music mostly unheard in the US outside of underground clubs and will sound rather new to most listeners. The third reference the title refers to is the state of this country and how every day we are tricked into thinking the decisions that are made by the people who lead us are in our best interest when they clearly are not. Please note, I picked the title a full month before the economy really went down the tubes.” – Tommie Sunshine

Influenced by equal parts New Wave, Rock & Roll, and House music, American rave legend and Brooklyn, NY resident Tommie Sunshine is raising the bar. Covering ground as artist, remixer, producer, taste-maker, DJ, and songwriter and traveling the globe with his legendary dj sets it won’t be long before there will be, at least a little, Tommie Sunshine in your life.

Tommie’s latest endeavor is a hard hitting, bass heavy, house music mix album titled “Relax, This Won’t Hurt” releasing on Ultra Records October 21st, and will again set the Sunshine standard of innovative music made for the dance floor.

“To be totally truthful, this new genre of music was pioneered by Basement Jaxx and they are the ones who specifically made me interested in music like this. I would also like to note that the artists whose music I used on this CD are the best of the best and the only missing ones are A1 Bassline, Herve, HeavyFeet, Hannah Holland and Fake Blood (so many tracks I wanted). These are the artists I play each and every time I DJ and the electronic musicians that I most admire. The CD is a wild ride filled with musical influences from around the world and I covered as much ground as anyone can in just over an hour while giving the tracks room to play out. I can only hope this collection of music inspires the listener the way that each of these tracks inspired me to include them in the mix.” – Tommie Sunshine


Upcoming Tommie Sunshine Tour Dates, More TBA:
10/17: Shaw Studios, Hong Kong
10/18: Q97 – Hong Kong
10/25: ADE – Amsterdam, Netherlands
11/1: Posh Ultra – San Antonio, TX
11/8: Xlib – Club Kiev, Ukraine
11/10: Social Club – Paris, France
11/13: Amnesia – Milan, Italy
11/14: Razzmatazz – Barcelona, Spain
11/15: Badlands – Berlin, Germany
11/22: Stereosonic – Brisbane Showgrounds Brisbane, Australia
11/22: TBD – Auckland, New Zealand
11/28: Stereosonic – Manning Bar Sydney, Australia
11/29: Stereosonic – Bonython Park Adelaide, Australia
11/29: Stereosonic – Melbourne Royal Showgrounds Melbourne, Australia
11/30: Stereosonic – Claremont Park Perth, Australia

About Tommie Sunshine:
As an established remixer, Tommie has been requested to retouch work from a diverse list that includes the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Good Charlotte, Scissor Sisters, The Gossip, Fallout Boy, The Killers, Junkie XL, Panic! At The Disco, Shiny Toy Guns and Avril Lavigne. In 2006, Tommie released ‘Systematic Sessions Vol. 2 – Tommie Sunshine & Marc Romboy’ in Germany. 2007 saw the release of the Australian gold selling ‘One Love Vol. 5: Your Disco Will Eat You’ and the American release of ‘Tommie Sunshine presents Ultra Rock Remixed’ a double CD chock full of his remix and original production work. 2008 sees Tommie’s single ‘Limit of Your Mind’ released on Alphabet City in Germany.

About Ultra Records:
Widely regarded as the leading electronic music label in North America, Ultra Records has had success in releasing artist albums, mix compilations and single releases since its inception 11 years ago. It is also the US (and for some the Worldwide) label home for Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Benny Benassi, Ferry Corsten, Tommie Sunshine, Above & Beyond, David Guetta, Deadmau5, Sander Kleinenberg, Kaskade, Sander van Doorn, Morcheeba, Kraak & Smaak, The Young Punx, Enur and many more.

Ultra Records has grown to include a Publishing company, another label titled Sequence, and is at the forefront in both our New Media and Digital Distribution departments with their artists and music.

USA Billboard Dance Airplay Label of the Year 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Winter Music Conference Label of the Year 2005, 2006, 2007
The #1 Dance and Electronic Label in North America , #2 Independent Label in the USA according to Hits Magazine 2nd Quarter 2008

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