Jenova 7

Jenova 7

Real Name:
Michael J. Sirois
Profile:
Jenova 7 is the musical “nom de plume” of Boston-based multimedia artist Michael J. Sirois (born 1989). His genres include trip-hop, downtempo, chill-out and instrumental hip-hop.

He is most recognized for the “Dusted Jazz” instrumental series, distinct for exploring jazz grooves, organic drum breaks and moody, cinematic vibes. His style is influenced by the pioneering trip-hop artists of the 90s such as DJ Shadow, DJ Krush, DJ Cam and Portishead, as well as sample based Golden Era hip-hop producers such as DJ Premier and Pete Rock.

In late 2010, after graduating from college with a degree in film, he moved to Los Angeles for a year and started making music as “Jenova 7” with the trip-hop netlabel Dusted Wax Kingdom. In late 2013, he joined the Los Angeles based Cold Busted record label.

As a self-taught musician, his style has been inspired and guided by his versatile taste in music and his love for visual storytelling. Every album is meant to be the soundtrack to an imaginary film. His albums are a blend of the past and present—a mix of vintage crate digger samples accompanied by live instrumentation. His solo performances often feature original cinematic background visuals set behind simultaneous MPC beatmaking and improvised guitar playing.

He has collaborated with French trip-hop producer Hugo Kant and produced instrumentals for Craig G (of the legendary Juice Crew hip-hop collective). He is also a member of the enigmatic trip-hop trio Wax Triptych, alongside fellow artists Mononome & Mr. Moods.
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Jenova 7 Discography

Albums

none Jenova 7 Soul For Sale(24xFile, MP3, 320) Not On Label (Jenova 7 Self-released) none US 2010
Jenova 7 Dusted Jazz Volume Two (Album) Dusted Wax Kingdom Bulgaria 2012 Sell This Version
DWK137 Jenova 7 & Mr. Moods Jenova 7 & Mr. Moods - Time Travellers(22xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Dusted Wax Kingdom DWK137 Bulgaria 2012
none Jenova 7 Painkillers & Parasites(21xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label (Jenova 7 Self-released) none US 2013
DWK194 Jenova 7 The Sounds Of Sector 7(26xFile, MP3, 320) Dusted Wax Kingdom DWK194 US 2013
NR21 Jenova 7 & Mr. Moods Jenova 7 & Mr. Moods - Time Travellers II // LP(12xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Nuages Records NR21 US 2014
BUSTEDINCHES47 Jenova 7, Eddie Shinn Jenova 7, Eddie Shinn - A Cosmic Safari(LP) Cold Busted BUSTEDINCHES47 US 2016 Sell This Version
BUSTED134CD Jenova 7, Eddie Shinn Jenova 7, Eddie Shinn - A Cosmic Safari(CD) Cold Busted BUSTED134CD US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Jenova 7 Dusted Jazz Volume One (EP) Dusted Wax Kingdom Bulgaria 2011 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

DWKJUN Esbe & Jenova 7 Esbe & Jenova 7 - Haiku: A Tribute To Nujabes(File, MP3, Sin) Dusted Wax Kingdom DWKJUN US 2012
DV002 Jenova 7 And Mr. Moods Feat Hal McMillen Jenova 7 And Mr. Moods Feat Hal McMillen - The Falling Sky(File, MP3, 320) Dusted Velvet DV002 US 2013

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Alastis

Alastis

November 15, 2010
Before I started looking for artists to include on "Boston Not LA", I thought that Boston scene is mostly about punk bands.

Guess what? I was wrong.

Case in point - Jenova 7 (a.k.a. Michael J. Sirois) a local musician and filmmaker, whose work strongly reminds me of people like DJ Shadow or Tommy Guerrero - not the first thing that I would associate with Boston (again).

Needless to say - anyone is highly recommended to check out his work. His more recent album "Soul For Sale" is up for streaming on Bandcamp.

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