DJ Sun has released a new album, Qingxi, a soundtrack of his journey through China.
Qingxi is a 50-minute soundtrack inspired by an ancestral quest of DJ Sun and photographer Jasmine Lee Richardson. The project was originally commissioned in 2015 by Asia Society Texas Center (ASTC) and produced as an audio visual performance by DJ Sun and Richardson’s company, Everyday is Sunday.
Jelly – Vibraquatic
Dance of Life – Narada Michael Walden
Partners In Crime – The Internet
L’Augmentation – Jacques Dutronc
Smooth Aisles – Mau
Rolling Out (Umberto Mix) – Moon Duo
Modern Streets – Beat Spacek
#Cake – Shabazz Palaces
Don’t Think About Me – Letherette
La Taza De Oro- Waldemar Schwartz
Walk The Way You Talk – Dionne Warwick
Dance or Die/ Faster – Janelle Monae
Wings (Floating Points Remix) – The Invisible
Apito Na Batacuda – Escola De Samba Da Cidade
Molten Lava – Lord Echo feat Leila Adu
Being Hiding – Mark E
Land of 1,000 Chances (Lord Echo’s Disco Mix) – DJ Day
“On this mix, I’m taking a little adventure in music. I attached personally to the “Dance of Life” by Narada Michael Walden. I bought the album as a teen (it was one of the first 5 albums I ever purchased) and it represents something symbolically to me, so I started and ended the mix with the track.
The rest of the tracks represent a bit of nostalgia meets contemporary, as I embark on a “continuation” of my podcasting. Last year, I ended a 20 year long relationship with KPFT 90.1. My radio show, Soular Grooves, came to an end, as I don’t have the time and opportunity to give it my all anymore. Instead, my partner and I, Jasmine Lee Richardson, are starting something new: Everyday Is Sunday. It will involve multi-media work and presentations (like Qingxi, for which she shot the visuals) and podcasts, among many other joint projects. To kick things off, I created this musical adventure as the inaugural podcast.
It is an all-vinyl adventure that represent some cool records I’ve been digging up out of my library along with some cool records that I recently discovered, like the Mau and The Internet records. I had heard Dionne Warwick’s track sampled in a house track by Osunlade and just found it a brilliant song with an amazing message; and it fits to interrupt things a bit, necessary for a quick genre-bending mix.” – DJ Sun