KENJA was introduced to music before he even had an identity, credit to his parents playing baby KENJA classical music through headphones on his mother’s belly. He grew up living & breathing classical violin and by the time he was 17, he had over 100 concerts and a Europe tour under his belt.
Of course, mastering one of the most complex forms of music meant KENJA easily appreciated all other genres. During his adolescence, he delved deeply into all genres he could find. KENJA’s friends asked him how he could enjoy listening to a rock record + a drum ‘n’ bass tune back to back, and it was because he could hear the similarities between different songs. Frustrated with his friends’ tunnel vision towards music, KENJA made it his goal to open their eyes & ears to truly enjoy the vast universe of ALL music. Thus, his idea of “Drawing Sounds” started to take shape.
Moving onto college in beautiful Santa Barbara, KENJA solidified himself as a DJ by cutting his teeth in the bustling party scene. In 2011, he founded UCSB DJ Club, the 1st and only university recognized DJ group. As the Director of DJ Club, KENJA learned the business of the industry first hand. He spearheaded shows on campus and downtown, taking on the roles of talent purchaser, talent manager, marketing, hospitality, logistics, production, and more. DJ Club’s massive success influenced and contributed to putting Santa Barbara on the map as one of the hottest show cities.
Not one to overstay his welcome, KENJA left his impact on Santa Barbara and set sights on his next destination: Southern California. Despite being completely new to So-Cal, it only took KENJA a few years to amass the network, resources, & skills to create Inflowence Artists.
Inflowence began as a simple podcast for local musicians to tell their story and share their sound, but it naturally grew to a full service booking and management agency. As KENJA looks into the future, he plans to draw together each unique and alluring artist he encounters to achieve his vision of “Drawing Sounds.”
Snowboarding, Motorcycles, Cooking, Billiards, Concerts, Camping, Travel, Piano
Current Residency: Rewind Fridays @ Mansion Costa Mesa.
Supporting act for: Snoop Dogg, Bone Thugs ‘n’ Harmony, Dillon Francis, Lloyd, Tyga, Adrian Marcel, Kid Ink, Tinashe, Teeflii, Jeremih, Kill Paris, Thomas Gold, KimKat, DJ Ingwell, DJ Reza, Jay Park, Dumbfoundead, AJ Rafael, DJ Konflikt & more.
Performed: NYC’s Best Buy Theater, DC’s Fillmore Silver Springs, LA’s Club Nokia + Tru Hollywood, OC’s Time Nightclub + Sutra + Heat Ultra Lounge + Commissary Lounge + Sharkeez HB, SF’s Civic Center, & SB’s EOS Lounge + Sandbar. Previous residencies: Baja Sharkeez SB, The Savoy, Shark Club, & Panama Joe’s.
Open format club sets emphasizing creative blending; Scratching.