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Da Sunlounge Biography

Simon Newby aka Da Sunlounge is based in the Midlands UK and began DJ'ing in the deep house scene over 25 years ago. In the early days of his career, he co-hosted the successful 'Travelling Without Moving' night - sharing the 1210s with the likes of Terry Francis, Clive Henry (Peace Division), Andy Wetherall, Rob Mello, Atjazz, Digs'n'Woosh, Rocky, Elliot Eastwick, Fred Everything, A Man Called Adam, House of 909, the DIY DJs, plus many more.

In 2000, he played out a self-cut dub plate of one of his first productions. The guest DJ, Clive Henry (Peace Division) liked it so much he immediately signed it to his label Low Pressings. Later that year, Da Sunlounge followed it up with a second release on Low Pressings, played by Danny Rampling to open his Radio 1 show live from Ibiza. Shortly after, Da Sunlounge was head hunted by Canadian label '83 West' to release on their sub-label Camouflage Recordings. Alongside the likes of H-Foundation, DJ Sneak, Peace Division, Gene Farris, Stacy Kidd, and DJ Rasoul.

As his career progressed, Da Sunlounge went on to release on numerous labels including Cajual, King Street, Defected, Mother Recordings, 2020 Vision, OM, Salted Music, Outcross. Also remixing artists such as Mood II Swing, Crazy P, Roland Clark, Miguel Campbell and Sonny Fodera.
His music featured on front cover mounts of Mixmag and in compilation CDs by Fabric, Defected, Ministry of Sound, Mn2S, NRK and Hed Kandi.

In addition to record labels, Da Sunlounge's production work has been licenced to the music-mixing rhythm video game 'Fuser' (by the creators of Rock Band and Dance Central), and by electronic music instrument manufacturer Korg, for product promotion advertising.

In 2001, Da Sunlounge launched record label Myna Music which has gained worldwide support and plays on leading radio stations, such as Radio 1. Remaining strong over the years, Myna reached it's 20th anniversary in 2021 with a back catalogue of over 70 releases to date.
In 2005, Da Sunlounge launched his second label, Bambino Recordings, and in 2008 he joined forces with Andy Riley (Inland Knights) to set up the Borrowed Music label.

The success of Da Sunlounge's productions subsequently led to a busy international DJ schedule, playing at some outstanding events. To name a few memorable ones…
- DJ'ing at the top of Sugarloaf Mountain in Brazil
- Boat party around Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge
- Playground Weekender in Australia on the same bill as Laurent Garnier
- Pacha, Dubai on the same bill as Dimitri from Paris
- DJ'ing within a castle grounds in Bratislava
- Playing huge beach parties to 1000s in Eastern Europe
- At home in the UK, at the world renowned Fabric, Studio 338, Abode & Hot Bed events in London.

Over the past 25 years, DJ'ing has taken Da Sunlounge to the USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Dubai, South Africa, Serbia, Spain, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Georgia, Ukraine, Croatia, Turkey, Slovakia, Poland, Denmark, Latvia, Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and of course, all over the UK.
That's My Toe
Da Sounlounge Stubs It Remix (6:39)

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