J:Kenzo has been going from strength to strength, in the space of a few short years J:Kenzo has rocketed to the top of the scene with releases of some of the scenes leading labels and DJ sets which have been the rave of forums replies.
DJ/Producer J:Kenzo is sought after player within the Dubstep scene. Dub Dread Vibes with echoes of Jungle and Techno reflect in both his Productions and DJ Sets, which are built to test the toughest of Soundsystems and rock the hardest of dancefloors.
J:Kenzo takes pride in his DJ sets with a heavyweight selection applying seemless blending and double drop mixing.
His first vinyl release 'Tekno Bass' dropped in 2008 and from then he has seen his productions appear on some of the founding labels in the Dubstep scene such as Dub Police, Argon Records, 2nd Drop and his own imprint Soul Shakerz.
In Late 2010 his tracks caught the ear of veteren Dubstep DJ and Tempa A&R man DJ Youngsta.
With support from Youngsta, J:Kenzo's 2011 production 'The Roteks' was received by Dubstep audiences world wide with great anticipation. Sparking mass debates on internet forums and social networking sites as to the forthcoming release, which soon happened under the pioneering Dubstep label Tempa.
This release backed with flipside 'Protected' boosted Kenzo's name within the scene and has had support from many of the top selectors within Dubstep such as Hatcha, N-Type, Distance and Emalkay to name a few, as well as veteren Techno DJ Laurent Garnier.
More recently J:Kenzo has been approached by BBC 1Xtra to carry out a fortnightly 1 Hour mix for Mistajam's Daily Dose of Dubstep section. Showcasing exclusive dubplates and Kenzo's take on the sound he is pushing from the Dubstep scene.
His fan base, commitment and professional approach has seen his touring pick up with huge pace.
With resident sets at leading Dubstep night 'FWD' and London's prestigious 'Fabric' nightclub, touring a number of cities around Europe as well as stretching out to the United States you'll find the heat is steadily rising around the Kent-based selector.
J:Kenzo is currently working on a forthcoming project for Tempa Records with all news to be revealed very soon...
J:Kenzo Video Clips
J:Kenzo Recent News
09/08/2012 New Album “J:Kenzo – J:Kenzo” (Forthcoming Tempa) Album and Album TOUR details inside!
01/07/2012 J:Kenzo – Invaderz / Depth Charge Forthcoming release on Tempa Records (Audio)
29/03/2012 J:Kenzo remix – The Fix – Human Love (Audio Preview)
26/03/2012 J:Kenzo & LX One on Rinse FM 21st March 2012 – MP3 Download
23/03/2012 J:Kenzo – Daily dose of Dubstep on BBC 1xtra – 20th March 2012
16/11/2011 J:Kenzo – Daily dose of Dubstep with Mistajam on BBC 1xtra – 15th Nov 2011
02/11/2011 J:Kenzo – Daily dose of Dubstep with Mistajam on BBC 1xtra – 1st Nov 2011
24/10/2011 J:Kenzo video interview with GetDarkerTV
21/10/2011 J:Kenzo – Daily dose of Dubstep with Mistajam on BBC 1xtra – 18th Oct 2011
09/10/2011 Fabric – Introducing J:Kenzo interview
06/10/2011 J:Kenzo – Daily dose of Dubstep with Mistajam on BBC 1xtra – 4th Oct 2011
28/09/2011 Two new J:Kenzo releases forthcoming TEMPA RECORDS!
New Album “J:Kenzo – J:Kenzo” (Forthcoming Tempa) Album and Album TOUR details inside!
J:Kenzos rise to A-list status in the dubstep scene has been a time line of momentous moments.
From humble begins with ‘Tekno Bass’ in 2008, J:Kenzo has seen releases on Caspas ‘Dub Police’ imprint, ‘Argon Records’, his own imprint, ‘Soul Shakers’ and multiple releases on one of the scenes leading forward thinking labels, ‘Tempa Records’.
His recent releases on Tempa saw his profile sky rotek, sorry sky rocket (pardon the pun) and he was subsequently approached by BBC 1Xtra to carry out a fortnightly 1 Hour mix for Mistajam’s Daily Dose of Dubstep section, showcasing exclusive dubplates and Kenzo’s take on the sound he is pushing from the Dubstep scene.
He has travelled the globe DJing, from the United States to all over Europe and as far away as tours to Japan for the album launch.
J:Kenzo is now about to embark on the holy grail of artists releases… his forthcoming self titled album ‘J:Kenzo – J:Kenzo’ is set to be a credible mainstream success and propel J:Kenzo into the living rooms and clubs of music lovers all over the world.
J:Kenzo – J:Kenzo (Forthcoming Tempa Records)
01. Statement of Intent
02. Eyes Wide Open ft Rihanna Fix
05. Ruff House ft Rod Azlan
06. No Man’s Land ft Footsie
09. Body Heat
10. Iron Clad
Cyborg City & Engage (Digital)
Title: J:Kenzo – J:Kenzo
Format: 3 x 12″ Vinyl, CD & Digital
Release date: Monday 24th September
J:Kenzo will now be taking album release bookings, prior and after the album has dropped. Please get in touch for your dates and info on branding your event for J:Kenzos album release on Tempa Records!!!
J:Kenzo – Daily dose of Dubstep on BBC 1xtra – 20th March 2012
J:Kenzo – Daily dose of Dubstep on BBC 1xtra – 20th March 2012.
LAS – Mental Judgement
Truth – Redight
Mensah – Trailing Moons Of Saturn
Proxima – Formal Junction
Vicious Circle – Not Afraid
J:Kenzo – Invaderz
Icicle – Need A Job
Killa Watt – Volgan
J Sparrow – Afraid of Me
Matt U – Uncontrolled
J:Kenzo – Semtex
Kryptic Minds – The Divide
FNC – Opticks
Goth Trad – Mach
Seven – Stormz Over Marz
J:Kenzo – Stomp
J:Kenzo – Engage
Seven – Bounce To This
Distance – Cross the line
Perverse – The Iceman
Kryptic Minds – Talisman
Icicle and Youngsta – Momentum
Ahead of J:Kenzo’s set at Fabric on Friday 7th Oct, London’s super club catch up with the reputable producer for a few questions.
Having shot straight into the scene with his debut release, ‘Tekno Bass,’ in 2007, J:Kenzo has left his mark on imprints across the industry. Releasing on pioneering labels like Tempa, a label J states first got him hooked on the low end sound, Dub Police, Argon, 2nd Drop and his own Soul Shakerz he’s become a regular name appearing on highly regarded club night rosters, including the seminal FWD>> night, J:Kenzo’s powerful basslines and twisted textures have become unavoidable. Now with his recent releases on Roska’s Kicks & Snares, J:Kenzo begins to blur the lines between dubstep and UK funky, bringing his textured bass-heavy style, adopted whilst releasing heavy-weight material on Tempa, fusing it with house tempoed drum patterns, creating something new and guttural for himself.