DJ Sun, widely known and respected recording artist, DJ, and founder of the Soular Grooves Radio Show, music is a universal language, a communication of common experience that bridges both genre and geography.
Sun’s sound has a remarkably timeless quality, at once both warmly nostalgic and space-age cool. Sun, whose latest original album ‘One Hundred’ which was released in January ’13, is a veteran curator an aural palette of funk, soul, jazz, disco, early hip-hop and even more modern genres such as trip hop. It is his ability to seamlessly blend those elements and find ways to shape the music to the contours of the many rooms in which he spins records that has made him a Houston standard, a classic.
One Hundred is the culmination of years of work for DJ Sun. With the release of his “Monday Drive” EP in 2007, he put himself on the map as a producer, following that up with another EP and a couple of singles. True to the buildup to One Hundred, four songs from those releases are included, but with fifteen new tracks to complete the gumbo.
Receiving collaborative assistance from 3-time Grammy winner, Tim ruiz (La Mafia) to engineer the project and lend additional instrumentation (guitar, bass, keys) has further enhanced the ideas with which DJ Sun came to the table. Topping it off, Dave McNair (formerly of Masterdisk and Sterling Sound), a well-known mastering engineer with credits ranging from Bob Dylan to Los Lobos, Willie Nelson to The String Cheese Incident, K’Naan, Bruce Springsteen, The Doobie Brothers, and many others, performed the mastering of the album and the mixing of “Heart Seed,” the one song on the album with a vocalist.
FREE DOWNLOAD: DJ Sun – “Heart Seed” Feat. Leah Alvarez & Martin Perna