Dax Pierson has become a underground legend in Oakland through years of performing and making music despite being partially paralysed after a severe traffic accident. Back then, he was in a hiphop band called Subtle which he had formed with a couple of Amoeba Music staff members. Next week he is finally releasing his first solo LP, called Nerve Bumps (A Queer Divine Dissatisfaction). The lucky labels to have received the honours are Dark Entries and Ratskin Records. On the album, Pierson creates haunting synthesizer experiments that mix hiphop, jazz, trap and musique concrete. The result is both autobiographical and universally relatable, just listen to “For the Angels”.

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