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Oakland, San Francisco CA, United States (2001 – present)

1) Subtle is a music group consisting of artists, producers, rappers, instrumentalists Adam ‘Doseone’ Drucker, Jeff ‘Jel’ Logan, Dax Pierson, Marty Dowers, Jordan Dalrymple and Alexander Kort. Although both Adam and Jeff are founding and continuing members of the Anticon music collective, Subtle is not on the Anticon roster. Subtle started as an Oakland, California based band in 2001. While considered by the artists to be “genreless”, Subtle has close ties to the and music scene. Alexander Kort has released CDs on anticon’s official web store run by astropitch. com, and both Dax and Jordan have all been involved with various other anticon projects in the past.

Subtle began in 2001 when Dax Pierson, an employee at the Amoeba Music record store in Berkeley, CA., met Adam Drucker at the record store. They decided to try and make some music together. The first time they got together Pierson also invited Alexander Kort to the session, whom Pierson had collaborated on performing, composing and improvising a score for some classic silent films (Marty Dowers was also a part of these collaborations). Later that year, Pierson was invited to an open mic show and invited other musicians to form a one-time group for a predominately improvised twenty minute performance. Pierson invited Marty Dowers (woodwind/synth), Jordan Dalrymple (drums/guitar) — a fellow Amoeba Music employee — and Alexander Kort (cello), all of whom Pierson had previously played with. Everyone enjoyed playing together so much that they decided to continue on as a group and added mpc/drum machinist Jeff ‘Jel’ Logan and emcee/vocalist Adam ‘Doseone’ Drucker, who had both created music as the duo Themselves.


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  • yadettomo This is the only one from smallfear souvenir that's been leaked by doseone himself on his blog.

    24 May 1:12pm Reply
  • Cymandey

    New sampler I made featuring some experimental electronics with involvement of Odd Nosdam, Botany, Subtle, Dosh, BBNG and more.

    3 Apr 11:22am Reply
  • Dr_MoonOrGun

    I own a copy of each, I'm just curious about pressing information.

    31 Oct 2014 Reply
  • 2nd_face

    @Dr_MoonOrGun : about season EPs from Subtle - no matter how much it pressed - only CDs, they available on Discogs, Amazon, Ebay etc., i think.. that stuff is too old for the low prices, if you looking for Mint items)... ...still sounds great, like their LPs released just yesterday. one of my favs hip-hop projects for all times..

    2 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Dr_MoonOrGun

    Anyone know how many copies of the season EPs were pressed?

    23 Feb 2014 Reply
  • DrKKE

    Шикарная группа! A new White - так это вообще классика!

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • maximsaintl

    prog hop

    4 Jun 2013 Reply
  • PetitSagittaire

    [Sounds like Boards of Canada for children and metalheads] lulwut

    4 May 2013 Reply
  • p-hop

    Midas Gutz is in a league of its own.

    27 Apr 2013 Reply
  • akai_android

    Sounds like Boards of Canada for children and metalheads.

    9 Feb 2013 Reply
  • IAmDillin

    these tags are fucking retarded

    24 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Notjoeybloom

    From what I have heard the artists working on SmallFear are all amazing. I would gladly hand over my ARM for any news about this Souvenir of an album.

    2 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Dr_MoonOrGun

    Man, we're still waiting for SmallFear! From what I understand it's done and ready too. I don't get the wait.

    29 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Notjoeybloom

    Almost FIVE MONTHS without a shout for these guys. Subtle is the best. This is exactly the I sort of mood I cannot watch movies in.

    8 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Notjoeybloom

    Alias remix of sick soft perfection? BMSR remix of gonebones? SmallFear Souvenir please! i wish it would get released...

    21 Oct 2011 Reply
  • HourHeroYes

    I would be quite surprised by the news myself whenever SmallFear Souvenir gets released.

    15 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Dr_MoonOrGun

    No doubt. I hope that they do surface sometime.

    20 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Notjoeybloom

    i wish there subtle would release a new album. still waiting for exitingARM remixes..

    13 Sep 2011 Reply
  • sameoldthing

    Just finished my instrumental Hip Hop album. It got some IDM, Orchestral, Electronica, Noise, Rock and many more involved genres mixed together. Its called Second Try and got 11 FREE Tracks and 33 Minutes of Music. Check it out and hit me up, if you wanna tell me something bout it. Mediafirelink on album page.

    10 Sep 2011 Reply
  • dec30

    this sounds very interesting. where do i start with this?

    28 Jul 2011 Reply
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