Sai Versailles


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

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




Disc Jockey

R’n’B, hip-hop, soul, afrobeat

Dance film scores and soundtracks  

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



Photographer
01 — Editorial
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02 — Portraits


About

Sai Versailles is a multimedia journalist with beats covering arts, design, business, music, urbanism, and politics. Her reporting has appeared on Vice, Munchies, CNN, Courier, and more. She is also the curator of the newsletter and radio show, Cultural Learnings.

Under her DJ artist name Versailles, Sai 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 panel discussions and music selections on culture.
 
Her residency on Refuge Worldwide covers a spectral library of music where “rhythm and beat coalesce,” such in jazz, hip-hop, R’n’B, soul, beats, and dub.

Sai earned an MPhil from the University of Oxford.


Press

Feature
Mixmag Asia, 2022.


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.
 


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