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SONNY / D-MIX / TEC II
From terminal magazine:
Sonny has been at the heart of the underground dance music scene since the early Hip Hop days of 1983. He is the man responsible for putting on Shrewsbury’s very first rave & club events back in ’89-93 & was Shropshire’s very first actual ‘Mixing DJ’. In the early 90’s, using various DJ pseudonyms, Sonny performed at many of UK’s premier rave events in including Amnesia, Perception, Vision (38,000 people), Pandemonium, Shelleys & Kinetic in Stoke & the Eclipse in Coventry, playing alongside the likes of The Prodigy, Orbital, Carl Cox, Sasha, Fabio & Grooverider.
Sonny also held prestigious residencies at various club nights in Manchester, London, Stoke & a mid-week residency with Sasha in Birmingham. In 1992 Sonny opened Bassment Records, Shrewsbury’s very first underground record shop, & then in ‘93 this all culminated with a 3 month DJ tour of Australia.
After a few years break from DJing through to 1996, Sonny then tried his hand at making records along with friend Adrian Bebbington. Their very first demo tape resulted in them being signed by Simon Dunmore to one of the world's biggest dance labels, A&M records, on a 5 EP deal as artist's 'Clockwork Soul' on a new dance label project. Their first promo EP received airplay from Danny Rampling on Radio 1, and great reviews by both DJ mag & Mixmag. It also stirred great interest at the Miami music conference, leading to a possible US deal with Jon Cutler's label. But unfortunately, whilst all this was happening, Simon Dunmore left A&M & so they cancelled his project & Sonny and Adrian went different ways, so nothing major came of it....a big shame!
More recently Sonny has enjoyed success with his seminal nationwide underground events ‘Planet of the Breaks’ & ‘The Bassment’