|Birth name Rob Bakker|
Genres Underground hip hop
Website muneshine.com 
|Years active 2002–present|
Name Rob Bakker
Occupation(s) Rapper, producer
|Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
Associated acts Twin Peaks, The Birthday Boys, Wolves, D-Sisive, The Residents, Phocus, Wax Reform, Lucky 7, Lightheaded
Similar People Ghettosocks, D‑Sisive, Timbuktu, Chokeules, More or Les
Record labels Grindin, Mumbles Hip Hop
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Rob Bakker, better known by his stage name Muneshine, is a Canadian recording artist, record producer, DJ and mix engineer and performer.
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- Juno Nominations
- 2001 2009 Lightheaded Pure Thoughts Phocus A Vision and a Plan Opportunity Knocks Status Symbol and The Residents Open House
- 2009 2012 D Sisive Let The Children Die SOCAN Vaudeville and the Jonestown Trilogy
- 2011 2014 Twin Peaks Kissing Hands Shaking Babies Wolves Wolves There Is Only Today Bed Bugs and In Transit
- 2014 Present Muneshines evolution into Electronic Music Sunshine and Full Throttle feat Darcys
Since 2005, Muneshine has released 3 major label projects in Japan, and contributed production and vocal appearances on more. His sales in this territory exceed 40,000 units (source???) His first release (Phocus – A Vision and a Plan) debuted on HMV Japan’s hip hop charts at #8. Since then,
Muneshine has collaborated with a number of popular U.S. hip hop musicians, such as Pete Rock, Sean Price, DJ Spinna, Buckwild, Guilty Simpson, Rob Swift and many more.
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Four projects Muneshine has collaborated on with D-Sisive have been nominated for a Juno Award. In 2008, D-Sisive’s B.O.O.K., which was engineered by Muneshine, was nominated for Rap Album of the Year. D-Sisive’s 2010 release Vaudeville (engineered by Fresh Kils and featuring rap vocals by Muneshine) was nominated under the same category, and Jonestown 2, D-Sisive’s 2011 release received the same Juno nod and was produced and engineered by Muneshine. This year, D-Sisive’s video for “Friend Of Mine,” (prod. Muneshine) was nominated for Video Of The Year. Muneshine’s production on D-Sisive’s “Nobody With A Notepad,” was also chosen in The Huffington Post’s “100 Best Canadian Songs Ever” in 2014.
2001-2009: Lightheaded 'Pure Thoughts', Phocus 'A Vision and a Plan', 'Opportunity Knocks', 'Status Symbol' and The Residents 'Open House'
Starting out in music, Muneshine primarily produced and mixed. In 2000, he connected online with artists Braille, Ohmega Watts and Othello to form the group Lightheaded. They released their debut album 'Pure Thoughts' in 2001 to critical acclaim and mild commercial success in Japan. The following year, Muneshine connected with Emilio Rojas (at the time using the alias Sycorax 1, and later Raks One). The two formed a duo named Phocus and created and released their only album, 'A Vision and a Plan'. Following these releases (and growing success in Japan), Muneshine created his first solo album, 'Opportunity Knocks' which was released in 2005 on Handcuts Records. On this album he collaborated with legendary hip hop producers Pete Rock and DJ Spinna, further expanding his reach in the underground hip hop world. In 2007, Muneshine created 3 versions of his album 'Status Symbol' (each released in a different territory - Australia, Japan and North America). This same year he also released his first instrumental hip hop album, 'A Walk In The Park'. In 2008 Muneshine partnered with New York based producer/MC Saint, forming their duo The Residents. After releasing a promotional remix album flipping Jay Z's 'American Gangster' with all original production they created and released their only album, 'Open House'.
2009-2012: D-Sisive 'Let The Children Die', 'SOCAN', 'Vaudeville' and the 'Jonestown' Trilogy
In this stage of his career, Muneshine often collaborated with fellow Canadian MC D-Sisive. The duo won SOCAN’s coveted Echo Songwriting award for the song “Nobody With A Notepad” taken from D-Sisive’s album Let The Children Die. The song caught the attention of notable hip hop artists such as DJ Premier and DJ Eclipse. Since then, they have released the albums Vaudeville, Jonestown, Jonestown 2, and Jonestown 3.
2011-2014: Twin Peaks 'Kissing Hands & Shaking Babies', Wolves 'Wolves', 'There Is Only Today', 'Bed Bugs' and 'In Transit'
In 2010 Muneshine started working closely with fellow Canadian MC/producer, Ghettosocks. The two began writing music and eventually touring internationally in support of their collaborative project, Twin Peaks. In 2010 they created their album 'Kissing Hands & Shaking Babies' which was released on Droppin' Science Productions. The duo toured extensively in Canada, the United Kingdom (with The Herbaliser), Sweden, Germany and Poland. In 2011 the album was released and was nominated for an East Coast Music Award (Best Hip Hop Album). Once that project had concluded, Muneshine and Ghettosocks brought in 3 more artists they worked closely with - D-Sisive, Timbuktu and Bix in an effort to form a larger group project, Wolves. In 2013 they released their self-titled album.
In 2012, Muneshine released a solo project There Is Only Today, his first under the Droppin’ Science label. The album featured production from DJ Spinna, Buckwild, !llmind and M-Phazes, among others. Guest appearances include Emilio Rojas, D-Sisive and Ghettosocks, among others.
2013 saw the release of Muneshine’s limited edition 12” EP, Bed Bugs via Blunted Astronaut Records (UK). This release featured remixes from producers Herbaliser and Soundsci, as well as a vocal feature from Canadian hip hop artist Moka Only.
On June 30, 2014, Muneshine released his fifth solo album, In Transit, on Toronto label Scissor Records & Tommy Boy Entertainment (NYC). This whole album was written “In Transit”, meaning on a plane, train, bus, car, walking and biking. It featured production from Exile, Oddisee and DJ Spinna, among others. The same year, Muneshine premiered the single “Venus & Mars” (Freddie Joachim Remix) on Majestic Casual, gaining 800,000-plus plays on YouTube and 600,000-plus on Soundcloud. On the production side, Muneshine’s Portugal. The Man and Spandau Ballet flip also recently went official with over 900,000 plays.
2014-Present: Muneshine's evolution into Electronic Music - 'Sunshine' and 'Full Throttle' (feat. Darcys)
Since then, Muneshine has been focused on producing and writing electronic music. He released 'Sunshine' his first effort in this lane in 2015 with Haven Sounds. The single was released with 2 remixes, one from Germany based house producer LCAW, the other from legendary New York producer, DJ Spinna. In 2017 Muneshine has released his latest EP, 'Full Throttle' featuring Toronto rock/pop duo Darcys. This song was also released with 2 remixes, one from UK-based duo Du Tonc, the other from German producer PWNDTIAC.