The 4th ever guest to Death Techno back in 2010 has returned with a new Exclusive mix for the archive. Miss Sunshine continues to progress on the international stage having great releases on Rebekah’s Decoy and Coeter’s Kaputt for example, including the forthcoming project that introduces her new alias “Insolate” on DJ Deep’s Deeply Rooted label. This atmospheric set takes you on a deep Techno journey that has enough grime and subtleties to intrigue the mind, along with some tough acid-tinged delights straight for the floor.
01. KRYPT : just below the horizon [Monolith]
02. STEPHANIE SYKES : hyper (Dasha Rush Remix) [VENT]
03. MISS SUNSHINE : moon [Unreleased]
04. NTTA11 : separation [NTTA11]
05. TENSAL : b-b2 [Tensal]
06. SETAOC MASS : M1 [SK_Eleven)
07. VOLSTER : overwhelming [Out Of Place]
08. SUPER UNKNOWN : super unknown (part 2) [TH Tar Hallow]
09. ELYAS : olympian 2.3 [Olympian]
10. MISS SUNSHINE : void [Unreleased]
11. REBEKAH : distant (Sterac Remix 2) [CLR]
12. SEVDAH : shum 03 [Unreleased]
13. BLEAK : night serpent [Technorama]
14. DISRUPTED PROJECT : seeking [Unreleased]
15. MORGAN TOMAS : cast001 [CAST]
16. SHLØMO : radioactive sin [Taapion]
Q&A with Miss Sunshine
by Jack! Who? for deathtechno.com
> 01. It’s been 5 years since you featured on Death Techno as the 4th ever guest in 2010 which is achievement that we are still going strong. The mix you have created for us has a really introspective and personal feel about it. Is this the sound you are DJing now?
Wow, it’s already passed 5 years?! Time really flies by. Congrats on your continued work! About my mix, it is definitely something that you can hear in my sets, but when I record a podcast I love to go a little deeper than usual and express my current mood and feelings about music.
> 02. We still follow your work closely and it’s great to see you growing as an artist. Have you found the progression in your sound a natural thing or do you just create what you feel like at the time and enjoy experimenting not thinking too much about the end result? Can you tell us how you like to prepare for the music production process and where you find the most inspiration at present?
Of course, every year I feel like I grow and improve, with every new project I feel like I made it better then the last one. I love to experiment, I think it is very important so you can grow as an artist. My inspiration comes mostly from my travels, sometimes I am burning inside to get home to my studio and to start something I have in my head. Travels are definitely my main fuel of creativity.
> 03. You are constantly travelling and on the move, are there some places/countries that you feel really connect with the sounds you play? Where is your favourite place to visit that you love going back too? Is there anywhere you want to pin on your DJ map that you have yet to play?
I would really like to visit the rest of South America. I have really loved my visits to Colombia, having been there 4 years in a row and I feel strongly connected to the crowd there. I would love to play for the rest of the South American dance floors for sure and Japan is highly on my wish list to visit.
> 04. Croatia picked up “Dance Nation of the Year” in 2014 and you collected the award as the selected representative in Ibiza. That must of been a proud moment knowing you were seen as a pioneering artist. Do ya feel a stronger sense of paving the way for other Croatian artists now? Is there any homegrown talent in particular you would like to mention and you keep an eye on?
Yes, I had an amazing time there, it was a huge honour to stand there and receive the award on behalf of my country. This means a lot. Croatia is on fire right now with lots of things going on. The summer is completely crazy with festivals in every corner, I love it and the more the merrier! There is a lot of amazing and talented DJs, producers, labels, crews and organisers I would love to mention, they are working their butts off to keep electronic music alive in Croatia.
First as who to look out for, I need to mention my life and label partner Volster. I think his time is coming and in few months I think you will realise why I am saying this.
I would also love to mention Mateo Klaich, very talented young man from Rijeka. Also these labels/crews: Vakum, Ekstrakt, Burek, Bitchblack and of course few “old-timers”: Petar Dundov, Eddy Ramich, Ilija Rudman, Pero Fullhouse amongst others. They are all shaping the current scene in Croatia.
> 05. I am massively impressed with your tough sounding tracks under the new “Insolate” alias on DJ Deep’s Parisian label Deeply Rooted. Will it become a complete switch for you in the future?
Thank you so much, I am really happy you like it. I am very proud on that release and I worked on it for a long time. Insolate is my first ever alias and I have a strong connection to it. It will be used strictly for Deeply Rooted releases.
It is definitely my biggest project to this time and I wanted to present a new palette of sound and different moods… from mellow and moody tracks to the hard stompers ready for the dance floor.
> 06. Are you aiming for more vinyl releases rather than digital these days and do you still use wax as much as possible for your DJ sets?
If I really like some artists/labels/tracks I will make a digital release too, but to be honest more and more releases are currently on vinyl. I use wax as much as possible, almost every time I play. I do love to combine both, but in the end the most important thing for me is to feel free and uninhibited behind the decks. Sometimes if there are shaky turntables I can’t relax properly so I switch to CDJs to feel more comfortable.
> 07. Are there some forthcoming works, gigs or projects you would like to mention to look out for? Will there ever be a record label from you? It seems like only a matter of time surely?
Our record label is on the way! This Autumn! Finally! Volster and I are opening our vinyl label to be called “Out of Place.” We finally finished all the required documents, the tracks are mastered and they are going to be sent soon for pressing.
Also to note, I am releasing new EPs on Random Island and VENT, plus some new remix duties too.
Summer is here and it is going to definitely be a hot one. In a few weeks I am playing at Rex Club together with Ben Sims and DJ Deep. The next day I will be in Spain at Lanna Club. Also, I am going back to Dimensions Festival this year and heading to Tresor in Berlin for the first time. Exciting times!