Houston Music

The Rocks Off 100: DJ Sun, Builder of Soular Grooves

Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too.

Who? The man who goes by DJ Sun was born in The Netherlands, grew up in the small South American country of Suriname and moved to Houston in 1985. He began DJing in 1993 and has headed up KPFT's Saturday-night program Soular Grooves (9 p.m.-12 a.m.) for 18 years. After a couple of EPs and 45s, Sun's first full-length release, One Hundred, is scheduled to be released on January 19.

"I am of multi-mixed race, so to speak, but will say that my great-grandfather migrated from China to Suriname in 1858," he says. "His name is where the name Sun is sourced from."

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