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Tommie Sunshine Tells VIBE Why He Got Kicked Off Decks at W.i.P NYC

Tommie Sunshine was kicked off the decks while performing at NYC nightspot W.i.P on Saturday night (Dec. 8th.) Why? Below is an open letter to VIBE from Sunshine himself, bullet pointing what went down.

It was a record release party for my remix of Faustix & Imanos "Ambulance" on Strictly Rhythm.
Date was moved twice before because club didn't promote it properly.
Got stuck on the Brooklyn Bridge for (no kidding) 2 hours on the way to dinner in the city before heading to my gig.
Dropped my Daniela at Mister H where she dances.
Then had to walk from Mister H to WIP in the rain because of no cabs.
I arrived & started to play.
I played as commercial as I ever play.
The "owner" started in at my second record asking for "more commercial music with softer drops & more vocals".
Mind you the track the release party was for has NO VOCALS.
Then I was informed that they were "hearing from clients they weren't digging it and thought it was too hard."
Swedish House Mafia, a Ke$ha remix, the Pitbull track in the new Bud Light commercial, Avicii, some fun bootlegs...
A bit past halfway into my set I was informed that I was being taken off the decks while standing with Askay from MTV & my booking agent Cody from AM Only.
We all had a good laugh about it because everyone is now an expert of this music, especially the ones who pay BIG $ to consume it.
Not to mention the clowns who supposedly "run" clubs.
WIP also gave the 5 people I put on the guest list a huge hassle for not coming with girls & tried to sell them bottles for entrance to the club.
They also wouldn't take care of drink tickets for my agent at AM Only, the promotional director of Strictly Rhythm, Nick from The Disco Fries & Kevin who runs my label, Brooklyn Fire.
Basically their #1 priority is their "clients" who spend money in bottle service & what they say dictates the music direction.
The DJ's who have to play to people who act this way don't deserve this kind of abuse.
Not only will I never play there again but they have a huge mountain to climb for pissing off AM Only who sent them both Skrillex & Wolfgang Gartner for shows there & now they pretty much spit in my & my agent's faces.
I wish them luck & I feel sorry for anyone who has to play there.
This is not what this music is about.
This is not what I am about.
That's is my story & I'm sticking to it.
- t.

A representative for W.i.P's owner/operator Barry Mullineaux says "Barry was not present at W.i.P Saturday night and therefore was not involved in any decisions involving musical direction. A promoter booked Tommie, and he was the one who asked him to get off the turntables. Barry has since sent several emails and phone calls to Tommie to rectify the situation and explain. Tommie has not returned emails or calls."

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