When he’s not crafting songs for artists like Rexx Life Raj, Caleborate, or Seattle MC Dave B., Wax Roof has been spending time crafting the music that will finally tell his story. The Oakland producer, known for soulful arrangements and vibe-y chord progressions, has always let his music do the talking for him and today, he releases the first chapter with a new EP called, re(Player).

Accompanied by an animated feature, re(P)layer is part one of a trilogy that tells the story of Wax Roof’s journey as he grappled with a debilitating chronic pain condition. Not only did it force him to re-envision his life, he also had to re-evaluate the ways he expressed himself over music. Over time, as he retrained his mind and body, Wax Roof would carve a niche for himself through production, turning his his jazz-trained musicality into emotive, yet dancefloor-driven funk, R&B and hip-hop. Check out the full video below.