Gerichtstraße 23, 13347 Berlin
Dedicated to the dopest Joints in Grown Up Hip Hop, Beats, Funk & Soul. Creating a Sounscape that makes your head nod and your feet itch. Backyard Joints is inviting you to a night filled with auditory treats and visual feasts. What better way to celebrate then to bring to you J-Zen from the french label Dooinit Music, alongside
the Backyard Joints Co-Founder and Dooinit Music label mate Marian Tone together in one place. The DJ’s for the evening are your Backyard Joints Hosts, BeatPete & Marian Tone and HiFilLab from the HitYaWitThat DJ-Crew.
Beatmaker Line Up:
– J-Zen (Dooinit Music) (France)
J-Zen is a French producer who has been fascinated by the world of soul, jazz, funk, and world music since his record-collector father offered him his first LP at the age of seven. From then on, he developed an insatiable appetite for music — any kind of music — and transformed that inspiration into his own genre-defying brand of songcraft. This eclecticism can be easily heard in the young producers compositions. At the age of 12, he learned to play bass guitar before discovering Rza, DJ Premier and Jay Dee. These artists proved to be a revelation.
His originals mixes and musical knowledge allowed him the honor to open for some of the greatest in the game:
Jazzy Jeff, DJ Premier, and Pharoahe Monch to name a few. In 2004 he got a Mpc200xl and decided to create his own vision of Hip Hop: a mix of samples (soul, jazz, rock), fat beats, and heavy basslines.