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|Member Since||Apr 12, 2006|
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|About myself:||SunBiz is on a mission. And with every funk inspired, soulful Rhodes licked , deep bass-line coated, turntablism and synth inflected track, SunBiz's mission becomes clearer. He wants to move you to feel something deeper and he wants to motivate and empower you to get off your ass and get creative too.|
May seem like big ambitions for a kid from notoriously laid back Vancouver. But big ambition and drive are what define SunBiz. And he traces it back to an obvious source – his parents. Seeing what they've given up and sacrificed for him pushes him to step up and make the most of his talent. While the influence of classic Urban and Electronic producers like , Ali Shaheed Muhammad ( of A Tribe Called Quest ) , Dj Jazzy Jeff , Groove Armada, and Dj Shadow can be clearly heard in SunBiz sounds, it is his family that is the core inspiration and the centre of everything he does.
And SunBiz has been working hard to make the family proud. Through his online presence on sites such as MySpace and SunBizonline.com, SunBiz has infiltrated the eardrums of legions of new listeners. His music has been featured in movie soundtracks , television shows and documentaries. SunBiz is also an active force in the Vancouver music community. Viewing collaboration as a method of community building he has numerous ongoing projects with artists such as Tameem B. of Threat From Outer Space, No Luck Club, Stylust, Stace Prints, Panakronic, The Hermit, So Called Recordings. And it doesn't stop there.
SunBiz does not accept limitations and whether he's coming at music in producer or artist mode, he always remains open to inspiration and knowledge from all sources. He believes his diversity of musical influences is what makes it possible to bring a fresh and uncompromising approach to the vision and music of the artists he produces. And it is this open-mindedness and positivity that he, as an artist, relies on to continually push his own sound forward.
Dedication and persistence to his craft are the hallmarks of SunBiz's work. And this is just the beginning, So don't sleep cause SunBiz is coming over and he's bringing his beats.