Jenova 7

Jenova 7 is nom de plume of Michael J. Sirois, trip-hop artist, filmmaker and screenwriter from Boston, MA. He is a member of the Dusted Wax Kingdom label. His genres include downtempo, trip-hop, abstract hip-hop, jazz and lo-fi. Follow Jenova 7 on SoundCloud.

His first album "Jenova 7 - Soul For Sale" was independently released October 5, 2010. The 23 track album was influenced by trip-hop, old school hip-hop, jazz and psychedelic rock.

Jenova 7 joined Dusted Wax Kingdom in late 2011, nearly a year after his debut album. "Jenova 7 - Dusted Jazz Volume One" was released October 19, 2011. The 5 track EP featured a dark, raw and cinematic style ranging from nightmarish to dreamlike in sound while staying true to jazz form.

The follow-up "Jenova 7 - Dusted Jazz Volume Two" was released February 15, 2012. The album featured Hugo Kant on "Inner Space" and Mr. Moods on "Introspect".

He collaborated with fellow Dusted Wax Kingdom artist Esbe on a Nujabes tribute track. Esbe & Jenova 7 - Haiku: A Tribute To Nujabes was released on February 26, 2012, which marked the 2nd anniversary of the legendary producer's death.

He is currently working on a collaborative album with fellow Dusted Wax Kingdom artist Mr. Moods.
Recent Activity
posted a comment on Beastie Boys - Intergalactic / Peanut Butter & Jelly. 18 days ago
My understanding is it was a 45 only meant for jukeboxes. There's a label on the disc that says "For Jukeboxes Only" so I'm guessing there wasn't an official sleeve.
posted a comment on Beastie Boys - Intergalactic / Peanut Butter & Jelly. over 4 years ago
Wow, crazy that you found my review on here and recognized my name! Glad I have notifications for Discogs - which reminds me, I need to start using this website more. I was using it all the time when I spent a year living in Los Angeles. I actually got ... See full review
submitted Jenova 7 - The Sounds Of Sector 7. over 4 years ago
posted a review of Big L - Street Struck. over 5 years ago
Brilliant rhymes and masterful production by Lord Finesse.
posted a review of DJ Shadow - High Noon. over 5 years ago
"High Noon" is one of the best "post-Endtroducing" tracks by DJ Shadow. The mixes on Side B of this 12" promo are great to have, which includes a redux of the titular track plus the popular "Extended Overhaul" mix of "Organ Donor".
posted a review of Beastie Boys - Intergalactic / Peanut Butter & Jelly. over 5 years ago
I had never heard of the Beastie Boys' "Peanut Butter & Jelly" before I found this 7". Definitely a gem. A raw and funky breakbeat instrumental.
posted a review of Various - The West Coast Scavengers. over 5 years ago
Well-balanced trip-hop 12" with a different artist on each track, with a few instrumentals and a couple tracks featuring MCs. West Coast in origin but universal in style.
posted a review of Peabird - Re-think!. over 5 years ago
An electronic trip-hop 12" with inspiration from a multitude of genres. Peabird's style is unique.
posted a review of Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know. over 5 years ago
I was able to get a copy of this 7" for free. Side A is "Somebody That I Used To Know", Gotye's hit single. However, Side B is the true gem of this record. Named after a beloved dog that passed away, "Bronte" is a piece of somber, dark and melodic ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Krush - Krush. over 5 years ago
Brilliant. A masterpiece of trip-hop and modern sound.
posted a review of Jimi Hendrix - Valleys Of Neptune. over 6 years ago
One should never expect an unfinished studio album--in which many tracks were recorded after Hendrix's death--to compare with a legendary artist's established classics. However, this album deserves a 5 out 5 regardless, as this is not simply an album but ... See full review