DJ Sun

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DJ Sun
Birth name Andre J. E. Sam-Sin
Born Rotterdam, Netherlands
Origin Houston, Texas
Genres Electronic, downtempo, Electronica
Occupation(s) Music Producer/ DJ
Instruments Akai MPC 1000, Akai MPC 2000, Technics Turntables, Rhodes Piano, Wurlitzer Piano, Korg Trinity, Micro Korg, Farfisa
Years active 1993 - present
Labels Alternate Take Records, Soular Productions
Associated acts DJ Sun & Resolution, Martin Perna, Tim Ruiz (La Mafia)
Website http://soulargrooves.com/
Notable instruments
Akai MPC 1000

Andre J. E. Sam-Sin, better known by his stage name DJ Sun, is a Dutch-born American record producer and DJ.

Early life[edit]

He was born January 19,[1] in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He grew up there and in Suriname before settling in Houston, Texas (USA) in his teens.[2][3]

Career[edit]

DJ Sun started a radio show in 1995, Soular Grooves on KPFT 90.1 FM, Pacifica Network. The music played on Soular Grooves has the aesthetics of soul and jazz, irrespective of bpm or tempo. Soular Grooves was initially known as an acid jazz show.[4][5] DJ Sun started his DJ career in 1993 and has maintained a career during which he has earned Houston Press DJ of The Year awards seven times between 1999 and 2009 (the last being in 2009).[6][7]

DJ Sun’s style has been described by music writers like Shea Sherrano of The Houston Press weekly[8] as varied with a distinct signature for loungey, groove-oriented eclectic music shaped by his exposure to music while living abroad.

In 2007, DJ Sun became a music producer with the release of Monday Drive (Alternate Take Records), an EP reflective of his varied background, blending styles and nostalgic aesthetics into a down to midtempo paced EP. DJ Sun released Para, a 12” EP which included remixes from DJ Sabo (Sol Selectas), J Boogie (OM) and Genre Jazz (Presto and Mhax Montes), released in November 2008.[9][10][11]

On January 15, 2013, DJ Sun released "One Hundred", a 19-track album featuring guests Tim Ruiz (La Mafia), Leah Alvarez, Jessica Zweback, Mark Sound, Meghan Hendley, and Martin Perna.[12][13][14][15]

On October 10, 2013, DJ Sun was awarded the Best CD by a Local Musician in the annual Best Of Houston edition of The Houston Press.[16]

Discography[edit]

  • Current Cuts Vol. 1 (2007)
  • “Sure” (7"-single format) - Soular Productions (2007)
  • “Ten” - Label-less Scion CD 11 (Scion/The Rebel Organization) (2008)
  • Monday Drive EP" (Alt Take Records) (2008)
  • "Para EP" (Alt Take Records) (2009)
  • "One Hundred EP" (Soular Productions) (2010)
  • "One Hundred" (full album) (Soular Productions) (2013)[17]

Awards[edit]

  • 1999-2005, 2009, 2013: Houston Press DJ of the Year[18][19][20][21][22]
  • 2013: Best CD By A Local Musician- DJ Sun, One Hundred (Soular Productions, 2013)[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ignited, Lauren. "DJ SUN:100". Lauren Ingnited. Lauren Ignited. Archived from the original on 2013-01-23. 
  2. ^ Rowland, Hobart. "Biography: DJ Sun". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Lipczyk, Jacob. "DJ Sun- One Hundred". The Aquarian Weekly. Diane Casazza, Chris Farinas. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Rowland, Hobart. "Here Comes The Sun". The Houston Press. Voice Media Group. 
  5. ^ Lipczyk, Jacob. "DJ Sun- One Hundred". The Aquarian Weekly. Diane Casazza, Chris Farinas. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  6. ^ Alberto, Valerie. "2007 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase". The Houston Press. Voice Media Group. Retrieved 26 July 2007. 
  7. ^ Cobb, David. "Houston Press Music Award Winners". Houston Calling. David Cobb. Retrieved 31 July 2009. 
  8. ^ Serrano, Shea. "Monday Night Hero". Houston Press. Village Voice Media Holdiings. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  9. ^ Rodgers, Donna. "DJ Sun Interview: SXSW 2010". Spinner. AOL Music. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 
  10. ^ Inc, Slacker. "AOL Radio Stations". AOL Radio. Retrieved 2017-06-04. 
  11. ^ Hlavaty, Craig (2009-02-18). "DJ Sun: Para EP". Houston Press. Retrieved 2017-06-04. 
  12. ^ Guerra, Joey. "DJ Sun rises to the occasion with soundtrack to Houston". Houston Chronicle. Hearst Corporation. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  13. ^ Gray, Chris. "DJ Sun's Guided Tour of One Hundred, Part 1". The Houston Press. Voice Media Group. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  14. ^ Gray, Chris. "DJ Sun's Guided Tour of One Hundred, Part 2". The Houston Press. Voice Media Group. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  15. ^ Admin (23 January 2013). "DJ Sun – 100". Nerdy Frames. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "Best CD by a Local Musician: DJ Sun, One Hundred | Best of Houston® 2013: Your Key to the City". Houston Press. Retrieved 2017-06-04. 
  17. ^ Lipczyk, Jacob. "DJ Sun- One Hundred". The Aquarian Weekly. Diane Casazza, Chris Farinas. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  18. ^ "Houston Press Music Awards winners". Houston Calling. Retrieved 2017-06-04. 
  19. ^ "Music Awards Winners". Houston Press. 2000-07-27. Retrieved 2017-06-04. 
  20. ^ Lomax, Valerie Alberto, Olivia Flores Alvarez, Chris Gray, John Nova (2007-07-26). "2007 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase". Houston Press. Retrieved 2017-06-04. 
  21. ^ Lomax, John Nova (2004-08-05). "¡Viva H-town!". Houston Press. Retrieved 2017-06-04. 
  22. ^ "Congratulations to the 2013 Houston Press Music Awards winners". Houston Calling. Retrieved 2017-06-04. 
  23. ^ "Best CD by a Local Musician: DJ Sun, One Hundred | Best of Houston® 2013: Your Key to the City". Houston Press. Retrieved 2017-06-04. 

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