is a hip hop
Hip hop is a form of musical expression and artistic culture that originated in African-American and Latino communities during the 1970s in New York City, specifically the Bronx. DJ Afrika Bambaataa outlined the four pillars of hip hop culture: MCing, DJing, breaking and graffiti writing...
A record producer is an individual working within the music industry, whose job is to oversee and manage the recording of an artist's music...
and rapper for the Anticon
Anticon is an Oakland based independent record label founded in 1997. It is collectively owned among six founding artists and one manager...
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. He is a part of the hip hop duo Themselves
Themselves is an Oakland-based hip hop group, made up of rapper Doseone and producer Jel . Dax Pierson, from the affiliated group Subtle, has played keyboards for the group, though he is not considered an official member. To date, the group has released three full-length albums and two singles...
and is also heavily involved in the bands Subtle
Subtle may refer to:*Subtle , a musical group consisting of members of the anticon. hip-hop collective*Doctor Subtilis, John Duns Scotus*Subtle body, an idea in mysticism...
and 13 & God
13 & God is an American and German electronic collaboration group between Weilheim, Germany-based The Notwist and Oakland, California-based anticon members Themselves. The group is signed both to anticon and Alien Transistor. They are joined live by Jordan Dalrymple who now plays Dax Pierson's...
Jel is primarily a producer, and is known for his use of the SP-1200
E-mu SP-1200 is a classic drum machine and sampler released in August 1987 by E-mu Systems, Inc. as an update of the SP-12, which was originally created for dance music producers...
to create drum beats with little to no sequencing
The music sequencer is a device or computer software to record, edit, play back the music, by handling note and performance information in several forms, typically :...
. Jel produces tracks for many fellow anticon members and is featured on a number of anticon releases. He has also released several solo and instrumental albums.
Jel is also a rapper, and performs on several of his tracks on the Soft Money
album. One of his most notable vocal outings occurs alongside fellow anticon members pedestrian and sole in arrest the president
, a track off pedestrian's unindian songs vol. 1
which Jel also helped produce. He can also be heard rapping and performing background vocals for the groups Subtle and Themselves.
- Greenball (2001)
- Greenball II (2004)
- Greenball 3rd (2007)
- Meat and Oil Ep(2004?)