Following previous ventures with the Funk League and production credits for Large Professor, Diamond D or Gift of Gab, French producer Hugo LX returns with a new collective project under his Kenjanai alias. The debut album Faceless Heroes showcases a radical shift for the young beatsmith, as the production style leans towards futuristic beats, '80s synths and also some downtempo - sometimes ambient - jams influenced by Japanese electronic and new-funk. Kenjanai is not only a producer effort, but a close collaboration with fellow musicians and top-shelf vocal artists: The mighty Elzhi (from Detroit's very own Slum Village) and indie star Oddisee supply classic verses, while Canadian songstress Amalia (known for her tremendous work with Opolopo) brings her nu-funk trademark and soulful vibe in the mix, alongside Kandisky Effect bassist Gael Petrina and turntablist DJ Suspect. Cruising through atmospheric layers and hard-hitting drum patches, Faceless Heroes expresses nowadays producers' ability to navigate from a place to another on the musical spectrum, in order to keep the music vibrant.
What You've Been Missing
Paris Is Killing Me
Beyond the Black Horizon
Some Other Stuff
Saigo Ni/After All
What You've Been Missing (Ghost Track) [Remix]
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