Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano (NL)
The electronic music landscape has changed a fair bit since Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano started their journey, but the stature and widespread dance floor appeal of the iconic duo has remained undeniably grand. From their earliest releases on Size Records and Spinnin’ to the recent batch of incendiary tracks released on their own imprint (SONO Music), the pair’s distinct signature style has not only helped them cultivate a large and dedicated global following, but also enabled them to uphold a commendable reputation across international borders.
Drawn into their craft by influential figures such as Masters At Work, Erick Morillo, Bob Sinclar, Martin Solveig and DJ Gregory, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano were quick to notice their musical chemistry after a chance meeting in 2006. DJ Mag, the dance music outlet that saw the pair claim #87 in the 2021 edition of their annual Top 100 DJs poll, provided an accurate description: “James and Marciano represent the perfect storm; together delivering a vibrant onstage energy, a polished approach behind the decks, a sexy image that’s a no-brainer to market, as well as a sound that’s a perfectly stirred fusion of house and techno, Latin and tribal percussion.”
It didn’t take Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano long to become one of the most prolific electronic outfits from the Netherlands. Showcasing their unrestrained energy from the get-go with a diverse selection of releases and early linkups with the likes of Hardwell, Chocolate Puma, DubVision and Sander van Doorn, the Dutchmen began to infect the live circuit with their tribal rhythms, soon gracing the mainstage line-ups of the in-demand festivals such as Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival, EDC Las Vegas, Mysteryland, AMF, Kingsland and Creamfields. And as the global call for Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano began to grow louder, so did their commitment to the scene as one of its trailblazing acts.