Sai Versailles


Multimedia Journalist

A controversial drug raid leads to the closure of a dance club in Manila, leaving a music subculture lost and scrambling.

Filipino food is gaining worldwide popularity. But as the diaspora grapples with the country's multicultural history, the cuisine's identity is yet to be established.

In Manila, Heritage Architecture Struggles to Survive


With the demolishing of Capitol Theatre, one of Manila’s last remaining art-deco theaters, the city’s cultural landmarks face a precarious future as it finds its footing in a transforming urban landscape.
CNN Philippines

To those who knew the artist, no headline could ever capture the complex truth of her humanity. But there are beautiful traces of it.








Photographer
01 — Editorial
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02 — Portraits

Selector


Dub and ambient techno
Featured on RA’s Mix Of The Day

Dance film scores and soundtracks  

R’n’B, hip-hop, soul, afrobeat




Biography

Sai Versailles traverses the fields of art and multimedia journalism, engaging with the multitude of ways people understand culture, history, and politics.

As a multimedia journalist, her reporting investigates the sociopolitical dynamics of creativity, exploring the everyday lives of people and their communities. 

As a multi-genre selector under her pseudonym Versailles, her chameleonic approach to music is influenced by literature and cinema. Within the Manila club circuit, her sets shuffle through densely layered repetitions of a tough and swinging sound that nods to her cross-generational understanding of dance music.  

Versailles is a resident of Refuge Worldwide with her show ‘Master Selector,’ and is a volunteer in Manila Community Radio.

Sai Versailles holds an MPhil from the University of Oxford, and has participated in public discussions on art, culture, and creativity throughout Europe and Asia.


Press

Feature
Resident Advisor, 2023.


Feature
Vogue Korea, 2023.


Feature
Vogue Philippines, 2023.


Feature
Mixmag Asia, 2023.


Podcast interview
Dead Air Podcast, 2022


Interview
Mixmag Asia, 2021.


Feature
Out Of Print, 2021.


Podcast interview
Monday Off Radio, 2020


Feature
nolisoli.ph, 2019.


Vogue Philipines, May 2023
Shot by Sharif Hamza