Socialized in the Rock and Heavy Metal scene, guitarist Matthias Rumöller, bassist Marco Menichelli and drummer Maik Hinkelmann are first sceptical about the upcoming Trance movement of the early 90ies. But soon the trio from Hamburg discovers the excessive joy that comes with hypnotic, repetitive grooves and Sci-Fi sound effects. The possibilities of electronic music production open a fascinating new realm of creativity.
However, the basic idea of a rock band shall remain the backbone of S.U.N. Project when they start producing Psy Trance under this moniker. On the one hand, the powerful, pumping sound has an unmistakable rocky edge. This feature is even more distinct in some songs that include catchy guitar riffs. On the other hand, the lively stage appearance with hand-played instruments, alien costumes and pyrotechnics is clearly reminiscent of a rock band.
The first S.U.N. Project record, the “Crazy Stories” EP, is released in 1996 on the legendary label Spirit Zone. It stands for the beginning of a remarkable rich output, but also a rich evolution of sound: In 2012 the 11th full-length studio album is released, the amount of single tracks and compilation titles reaches three-figure numbers at this point of time. The live show of S.U.N. project enjoys great popularity and was already part of countless festivals and parties in virtually every country where there is a Psy Trance scene. The original drummer McCoy left the band in november 2011 but with their new drummer, Björn, S.U.N. Project consequently lives up to its motto: Let’s get the party rocking!