Next up on the monthly Dogcast is one of my personal favourite producers "Da Sunlounge" - Someone who's been on the money with the Deep House sound for the best part of 12 years. I remember seeing his first couple of releases coming out via Camouflage and one of my old favourite west coast labels Tango. Coming out at the same time as Hipp-E and Halo stuff and from the likes of Onionz & Joeski.
I was absolutely amazed to find out they're from Nottingham, I had visions of them being from San Francisco, as the music they were kicking out at the time was so West Coast sounding. They've been keeping a steady production flow of great Deep House tracks ever since and stuck to what they believe in which you got to fully respect. Also, they own a great label in Myna Music which is 40 releases in now.
Make sure you like their Facebook page and keep on the look out for any new releases
Da Sunlounge began DJ’ing in the deep house scene over 14 years ago. In the early days he was resident of the much-respected night ‘Travelling Without Moving’, playing alongside DJ’s such as Terry Francis, Inland Knights, Peace Division, Andy Wetherall, Digs’n’Woosh and Diesel. It was at this night, he played a dub plate of one of his first production’s. Clive Henry of Peace Division heard it and immediately signed it to his label, Low Pressings.
Da Sunlounge has been producing deep house music for over 11 years, with releases to date on some of the most recognised international label’s within the industry, including Low Pressings UK; Salted Music,Tango Recordings USA; Detour USA; Camouflage Rec’s CANADA; Ri’que JAPAN;Amenti Music,Developed Music USA; DoubleDown USA; Good Family Rec’s USA; Freaked Records UK; DAE Recordings USA; So Sound USA; Uniform USA, GreensKeepers Music,Tight Recordings, OneThirty Recordings ,TL Music ,BlackSoul Music ,Ryralio Rec’s ,Flavor Rec’sKolour Rec’s , Lost My Dog, Chillin Music, UMA Music, and of course his own label’s Myna Music and Bambino Recordings , Myna has reached it’s 40th release and reaches it’s 10th year in Jan 2011, Myna and Bambino are regarded as a leading underground labels and receives continuous support from some of the world’s most renowned DJ’s such as Laurent Garnier, Nic Fantiulli , Pete Tong (Radio 1), Ian Pooley, Miguel Migs, Silicone Soul, Swirl People, Lawnchair Generals, Ashley Beadle, Inland Knights, David Duriez, The Littlemen, Mark Farina, among many others. In 2008 Da Sunlounge also started the Borrowed Music label along side Andy of Inland Knights, which has quickly made a big impact on the scene .
His busy DJ schedule continues to take him around the world. Past gig’s have taken him to the USA, Australia, NZ, Malaysia, Brazil,South Africa, Serbia, Spain, Czech Rep., Lithuania, Slovakia, Poland, Latvia, Berlin, Belgium,Bulgaria, Norway, Russia, Sweden and all over the UK ranging from large clubs such as Fabric right through to small underground parties in back rooms at clubs/pubs and summer festivals etc.
This year (2010) continues to see Da Sunlounge tour the world with his 10 Years Of Da Sunlounge World tour, already taking it to Australia, NZ, USA and spots all over Europe.
Where are you based ? Nottingham, UK
What’s your musical style ? Anything I like the sound of really! but if I have to give a style it would fit into House/Deep House/Nu Disco
Favourite Producer ? Too many to single one person out. But Crazy P, Hot Toddy & Ron Basejam are consistent and have very good production skills to go with it.
Current Top 10 -
Crazy P - Changes - Da Sunlounge Mix
Freak Seven: We Bring The Music (Jimpster Dub)
Atjazz: For Real (2011 Edition) Part 2 (Fred Everything Spoken Dub)
Storm Queen: Look Right Through (Part 1) (Jamie Jones Remix)
'Unofficial' Number 1 - (Da Sunlounge's Golden Boot Mix)
Wagon Cookin - Come Into the Light feat. Roberto Q. Ingram (The Cruising Remix)
Tiger Stripes - Dancer From The Dance
Rob Made - You and Me
Black Dogs - Love underground (Hot Toddy mix)
Dj Hal - Don't Give It Up - (Da Sunlounge & Inland Knights)
Favourite Label ? Again I can't pin it down to one as some releases are better than others, but selected ones I'm picking up on right now are 2020 Vision, Culprit , Smoke & Mirrors, Hot Creations, Noir, Drop, Mobile Trax and my labels Myna/Bambino and Borrowed Music.
Favourite DJ ? Can't say I really have one. I like the sound of what I play :)
Favourite Club ? Gigs at Fabric are great ... Also out side of the UK, POP STAR BAR lithuania, played many many times at this place and the punters are up for a party.. Monkey Tennis events in Australia were also amazing at Candy's Apartment, sadly they are not doing big events anymore to cover the cost of getting me out to OZ. But clubs change so often and nights move on or end on so my opinion changes with it..
Prague is also a great city to play in.
Upcoming Dates ? Birmingham, Sheffield , USA & Australia tours - Check Facebook & follow the fanpage for more details on gigs and releases. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Da-Sunlounge/53158587477