HUGO KANT

COUNTRY: France
LABEL: Bellring
ALBUM: Out of Time
STYLE: Electro Groove Trip hop Jazz hip hop
LINE UP: 1 (electro, keys, flute, accordion)
BOOKING: Europe
TOUR: all year


Hugo Kant is the solo studio project of multi-instrumentalist, composer producer Quentin Le Roux. His music incorporates and redefines elements of jazz, hip-hop, trip hop, classical, 70’s rock and world to form a rich original and cohesive whole.


He creates electronic music made with acoustic instruments, penetrating instrumental solos, atmospheric samples, strong rythmics and catchy melodies.. « Hugo Kant has the rigor of a classical music conductor and the creativity of a jazz soloist » The Artchimist.

Hugo Kant’s first ep Searching London and lp I Don’t Want To Be An Emperor saw the light of day in 2011 and received great feedbacks (cf. http://bellring.org/files/Press-BEL002-en.pdf). Leave Me Alone ep (two tracks and their remixes by The Herbaliser and Chinese Man) was released in 2013 and his second album The Point Of No Return in 2014 (with featured-artists Kathrin de Boer, Astrid Engberg and LostPoet).

At the same time, he featured on tracks and has done remixes for artists including The Herbaliser, Chinese Man, Renegade Brass Band, Karthala 72, Renegades Of Jazz, Frenic, Kovacs, Jenova 7 and more.

The live shows started featuring a trio of Hugo Kant on keyboards, flutes, clarinet, and sampling, with Alexandre Morier on guitar and sampling, and Loïc then Jim T on drums. They have toured throughout France, Italia, Slovakia and China. They have given gigs and supported acts including The Herbaliser, Chinese Man, DJ Krush, Tony Allen and Wax Tailor. Since 2015, Hugo Kant also performs in solo and duo (with Alexandre Morier on guitar) and toured throughout France, Greece, Romania and Italia.

Press:

« As a conductor, Hugo Kant takes us into a dreamy ballad, downtempo, hovering jazzy tasty music with atmospheric atmospheres, somewhere at the crossroad of DJ Krush, Bonobo or Onra. » – Radio Nova

« The trio knows how to convey strong emotions and liveliness to the public. »

– Outsiders Musica

« If Kant continues to put out music as good as this, he may have no choice but to be an “emperor” of chill. » – Chillout Scene