autoportrait “no french below”
J-Zen is a French producer signed on Dooinit music, his style is a mixture of heavy beats and samples crushed to the point of making them unrecognizable.
He made his debut on the beatmaking scene with his first beat-tape called Breakfast, but it’s with Guilty Pleasure EP, alongside Shawn Jackson and Substantial and released in 2010, that he really revealed himself to the public.
Since then, he’s collaborated with Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime on the single ‘God Music’, a custom-made production for the California duo, and has shared the stage with the greatest (DJ Premier, Dilated Peoples,…)
His first album Managua is available now. Started between Rennes and Paris, recorded in California, Berlin, NYC, Paris, Portland, mixed in San Diego, mastered in LA and Costa Rica, this project and J-Zen have traveled a lot to finish their trip in Managua, where he stayed for a few months.