Djang San

Djang San

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Djang San's solo project, more than electronic and folk, is a mix between genres, cultures and styles, a one man band which originality and inventiveness goes beyond music itself. East meets West, Chinese folk meets Electro and experimental music.

Biography

Djang San (Zhang Si’an, Jean-Sébastien Héry) has already released 14 albums and live recordings and constantly continues writing and recording music. His solo project, more than electronic and folk, is a mix between genres, cultures and styles, a one man band which originality and inventiveness goes beyond music itself.
Born in Bordeaux, France, he first came to China In the year 2000 and wrote his first Chinese song. Many records of different styles, fully or partly in Chinese, will follow. In 2010 he wins the Global Battle of the Bands in mainland China and Hong Kong with his rock band “The Amazing Insurance Salesmen”.
After studying violin as a kid, he started playing music again at the age of 15 as a way to get rid of Teenage angst, Djang San became a self taught musician, jazz, rock and folk guitar player, composer and producer of his own music. He has found his own way of playing Chinese instruments such as Zhongruan and Hulusi, playing with a new approach. On stage he manages to play five different instruments and devices, sometimes building songs in front of the audience, sometimes mixing samples with improvised ideas.

Discography

2013:

Electronic Music For Chinese Restaurants (Studio album) (Digital release, Karma Blues Records)

This is Nonsense (Studio album) (Digital release, Karma Blues Records)

Zhongruan (Compilation) (Digital release, Karma Blues Records)

One Man Live Orchestra (Vol4) (Live album) (Digital release, Karma Blues Records)

2012:

One Man Live Orchestra (Vol3) (Live album) (Digital release, Karma Blues Records)

2011:

Escape (The Amazing Insurance Salesmen) (EP) (Digital release, self production)

One Man Live Orchestra (Vol 1) (Live album) (Digital release, Karma Blues Records)

One Man Live Orchestra (Vol2) (Live album) (Digital release, Karma Blues Records)

2010:

Uranus (EP) (Digital release, Karma Blues Records)
Mandarin(e) Jazz (Studio album) (Digital release, Karma Blues Records)

Live in Jianghu (Live album) (Digital release, Karma Blues Records)

2008-2009:

Live in Beijing 1 (The Incredible JSB!) (Live album) (Digital release, Karma Blues Records)

Live in Beijing 2 (The Incredible JSB!) (Live album) (Digital release, Karma Blues Records)

Mad in China (The Incredible JSB!) (Studio album) (Digital release, Karma Blues Records)

2005-2007:

Naixin (Patience) (Studio album) (Digital release, Karma Blues Records)

Rêves d'enfance (EP) (Original soundtrack for the art expostion « Born in the 80's) by Chen Zhuo) (Digital release, Karma Blues Records)

2004:

Is it China ? (Studio Album) (Digital release, Karma Blues Records)

2003:

Lotus (Studio album) (Digital release, Karma Blues Records)

2001-2002:

Le Quinquaplégique nymphomaniaque (Demo album) (Digital release, Karma Blues Records) (Not released)

2000:

Circulo (Demo album) (Not released) Pierrot (Bande son originale du cour métrage) (Not released)

1998:

Blue Karma Live (Demo album) (Not released