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Artist Bio

As Big Wild, producer Jackson Stell crafts lush soundscapes and sweeping melodies that challenge the status quo of electronic music. Formerly a hip-hop beat producer, known as J Beatz, in his native Massachusetts, Stell switched creative lanes following a life-altering trip to Big Sur, California. He adopted influences from the state’s natural glory and open spaces to create the atmospheric and wide-spanning Big Wild sound, which today traverses electronic, indie, pop and beyond.

Since officially launching in 2012, Big Wild has become one of the fastest-rising dance/electronic artists in recent years. He first broke out in April 2015 with the incendiary track “Aftergold” (Foreign Family Collective), which topped the Spotify Global Viral Chart upon release. He followed the success of “Aftergold” with his debut EP, Invincible, in February 2017 (Foreign Family Collective).

As the next progression, in February 2019 Big Wild will release his debut album, Superdream, on Counter Records. The new album sees Stell pushing the boundaries as a producer and artist like never before, as he serves as the primary lyricist, singer and songwriter for the first time ever. Each song is diverse in sound and scope and represents the full spectrum of emotions and experiences that are central to the essence of being: in one moment, you’re dancing out of your seat, only to find yourself in joyful tears seconds later. The album title, thus, reflects this amalgamation: a super dream combining all of life’s curious, inspiring occasions. The album’s first two lead singles, “Joypunks” and “Maker,” are out now, with additional tracks to be released in the coming months.

“The album was inspired by a need to create music that was a greater reflection of who I am now,” Stell says of Superdream. “This led me to feature my voice and songwriting as the main focus for the first time ever. I wanted to create a personal record that people could relate to using my own life experiences. When I listen to Superdream, it feels more like me than any of my other music.”

As a performer, Big Wild is one of the most progressive live acts on the electronic circuit today. His live show has him switching between multiple instruments (drum pads, synths, keyboards & live vocals) to deliver unique energetic performances every night. Coinciding with the release of Superdream, Big Wild will kick off a 17-date 2019 headlining tour across the US, which will bring the Superdream album experience to the stage via a brand-new live show. www.bigwildmusic.com

—John Ochoa, October 2018

 

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Tour Dates

Oct 17 2019
Delmar Hall
St. Louis, MO
Oct 18 2019
George's Majestic Lounge
Fayetteville, AR
Oct 19 2019
Tower Theatre
Oklahoma City, OK
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Oct 23 2019
Emo's
Austin, TX
Oct 24 2019
Suwannee Hulaween
Live Oak, FL
Oct 24 2019
House of Blues Dallas
Dallas, TX
Oct 25 2019
House of Blues Houston
Houston, TX
Oct 27 2019
City Park
New Orleans, LA
Oct 30 2019
Druid City Music Hall
Tuscaloosa, AL
Oct 31 2019
Marathon Music Works
Nashville, TN
Nov 01 2019
The Ritz
Raleigh, NC
Nov 02 2019
The National
Richmond, VA
Nov 06 2019
Higher Ground
South Burlington, VT
Nov 07 2019
State Theatre
Portland, ME
Nov 08 2019
L'Astral
Montreal, Canada
Nov 09 2019
Danforth Music Hall
Toronto, Canada
Nov 12 2019
20 Monroe Live
Grand Rapids, MI
Nov 13 2019
The Bluestone
Columbus, OH
Nov 14 2019
The Sylvee
Madison, WI
Nov 15 2019
Sokol Auditorium
Omaha, NE
Nov 16 2019
The Truman
Kansas City, MO
Nov 20 2019
The Wilma
Missoula, MT
Nov 21 2019
Knitting Factory Boise
Boise, ID
Nov 22 2019
Showbox SoDo
Seattle, WA
Nov 23 2019
Showbox SoDo
Seattle, WA
Nov 24 2019
Wonderfront Music Festival
San Diego, CA
Nov 30 2019
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
San Francisco, CA
Dec 27 2019
HiJinx Festival
Philadelphia, PA
Dec 30 2019
Snowta Fest
Minneapolis, MN
Dec 31 2019
The Armory
Minneapolis, MN
Jan 22 2020
Holy Ship! Wrecked
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

News

10/07/2019

Big Wild releases an acoustic EP, Superdream: Analog Sessions

On Friday, Big Wild released an acoustic EP, Superdream: Analog Sessions, featuring stripped back versions of songs off his debut album, Superdream, which received high praise from NPR, Billboard and has amassed…

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11/09/2018

Big Wild Announces Debut Album ‘Superdream’ on Counter Records, 2019 North America Tour + Releases Two New Singles!

Big Wild has announced the release of his highly-anticipated debut album, Superdream. Set for release Feburary 1st, 2019, via Counter Records, Superdream sees Big Wild (aka Jackson Stell) pushing the boundaries as a producer and…

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