press release: Big Wild’s debut EP, Invincible, is out today via Foreign Family Collective and now available to stream and download in full.
With his colorful and infectious music, producer Jackson Stell has become a fast rising voice in the electronic scene as Big Wild. Already a tour and festival favorite thanks to a co-sign from Seattle’s ODESZA, the California-based producer has created a set of songs on his Invincible EP that speak to our desire to connect with something larger, and are as awe-inspiring as a walk through a Redwood grove.
"Invincible" EP by Big Wild
From the momentous build-up of “When I Get There”, to new experiments with vocalists, Invincible pushes the boundaries of Stell’s spacious sound and finds him gelling with new collaborators and ideas. The triumphant lead track shows Stell developing a new style, weaving singer iDA HAWK’s alluring vocals into a tale of overcoming obstacles, and feeling unbeatable after crushing inner demons. With a similar theme, "Empty Room" combines a powerfully melodic composition with a story of moving on from a loveless relationship. Catchy hooks and Yuna's inviting voice are a refreshing take on dance and pop music alike.
With an eclectic live show, Big Wild has built a passionate following spanning all types of music lovers. Additional touring with acts including Tycho, Pretty Lights, and Bassnectar as well as exuberant festival performances at Coachella, Decadence, and Snowglobe have bolstered his reputation as a must-see act. Big Wild embarks on his own nationwide Invincible Tour this spring to showcase his new EP and give fans the next incarnation of his unique live experience.
Phantoms met as actors and started making music together. They aren't making EDM and have tried to move far from it. Their live show has live keys, drums and vocals and they don't do DJ sets. In the past they felt compelled to conform to some things but this album is them being honest and finding out who they are. They've gained a cult following on socials and Snapchat for their humor (over 40k average views), they parody their own past and "EDM culture" and DJs that are "too cool".