Kenny Segal

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Kenny Segal
Also known asSyndakit
Born (1979-12-03) December 3, 1979 (age 39)
Rockville, Maryland, U.S.
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresHip hop, drum and bass
Occupation(s)Record producer, DJ
Years active2000–present
LabelsProject Blowed, Ruby Yacht, Dome of Doom Records
Associated actsTeam Supreme, The Kleenrz, The Jefferson Park Boys
Websitekennysegal.bandcamp.com

Kenny Segal (born December 3, 1979[1]), also known as Syndakit,[2] is an American record producer and DJ based in Los Angeles, California.[2] In 2018, Mixmag described him as "one of the best hip-hop producers in the city."[3] He has been a member of Team Supreme,[4] The Kleenrz,[5] and The Jefferson Park Boys.[6]

Biography[edit]

Kenny Segal was born and raised in Rockville, Maryland.[6] He played cello in school orchestras.[6] He attended University of Southern California on a computer engineering scholarship.[6] Subsequently, he changed his major to audio recording.[2]

Kenny Segal originally played drum and bass at the Konkrete Jungle party in the 1990s.[3] At Konkrete Jungle, he met rappers from the Project Blowed collective.[6] After being inspired by Los Angeles' underground rap scene, he eventually switched to hip hop.[3] He was one of the first musicians to perform at the Low End Theory party.[3]

In 2008, Kenny Segal released Ken Can Cook.[2] A concept album based around food and cooking, it included guest appearances from Abstract Rude, Aceyalone, Myka 9, and P.E.A.C.E., among others.[7] In 2018, he released Happy Little Trees.[8] Bandcamp Daily included it on the "Best Beat Tapes of 2018" list.[9]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 3080 Flux (2002) (with Phoenix Orion)
  • Ken Can Cook (2008)
  • The Kleenrz (2012) (with Self Jupiter, as The Kleenrz)
  • Season 2 (2016) (with Self Jupiter, as The Kleenrz)
  • Happy Little Trees (2018)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Kenstrumentalz Vol. 1: Look What I Found Under Kenny's Couch (2013)
  • A Worthwhile Fortress (2016)
  • Kenstrumentals Vol. 2: Summer Rarities (2016)
  • Kenstrumentals Vol. 3: Travelog (2018)

EPs[edit]

  • It's All Math (2014)
  • Casual Horns, Dog (2018) (with Aaron Carmack and Mike Parvizi, as The Jefferson Park Boys)

Singles[edit]

  • "Big Business" (2015) (with Self Jupiter, as The Kleenrz)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Segal, Kenny (December 3, 2011). "happy bday to me! #32". Twitter. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d Cordor, Cyril. "Kenny Segal - Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d Holbrook, Cameron (March 28, 2018). "The Beat Scene 2.0". Mixmag. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  4. ^ Khawaja, Jemayel (April 9, 2014). "Team Supreme is an Equal-Opportunity Mixtape Provider". Vice. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  5. ^ Bell, Max (June 21, 2016). "The Kleenrz's Self Jupiter and Kenny Segal Share a Free Track, "Breakup Breakfast"". LA Weekly. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e Bell, Max (January 23, 2018). "Kenny Segal is a Revered Producer in the L.A. Rap Scene". Bandcamp Daily. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  7. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (March 20, 2008). "Kenny Segal - Ken Can Cook". Exclaim!. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  8. ^ Diamond, Samuel (October 11, 2018). "Kenny Segal to release Happy Little Trees on Ruby Yacht, premieres "Big Decisions"". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  9. ^ Bell, Max (December 18, 2018). "The Best Beat Tapes of 2018". Bandcamp Daily. Retrieved March 6, 2019.

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