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ARTIST
TITLE
Faceless Heroes
FORMAT
LP

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CATALOG #
FVR 093LP FVR 093LP
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RELEASE DATE
2/17/2015

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.