Sai Versailles

Multimedia Journalist, DJ


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

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




Photography
01 — Editorial
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02 — Portraits


R’n’B, hip-hop, neo-soul

Dance film scores and soundtracks  

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




About

Sai Versailles is a multimedia journalist and DJ, under the artist name Versailles. Her reporting has appeared on Vice, Munchies, CNN, Huck, and more. She is also the curator of Cultural Learnings, a newsletter on contemporary culture and themed radio show of eclectic music selections.

Versailles traverses a range of genres with especially deep crates of percussive and hypnotic electronic music. Cultural Learnings is a monthly show on Manila Communtiy Radio, featuring, among others, her prolific selections in film scores and soundtracks, while her Refuge Worldwide residency covers a spectral library of R’n’B, soul, and hip-hop.

Sai earned an MPhil from the University of Oxford.


Press

Interview
Mixmag Asia, 2021.


Feature
Out Of Print, 2021.


Podcast interview
Monday Off Radio, 2020


Feature
nolisoli.ph, 2019.
 


Contact
Location:
Manila, Philippines