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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

Feb 27 2020
Park City Live
Park City, UT
Feb 28 2020
Belly Up
Aspen, CO
Feb 29 2020
Burton US Open
Vail, CO
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Mar 01 2020
Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
Mexico, Mexico
Apr 08 2020
Cargo Concert Hall
Reno, NV
Apr 10 2020
Fremont Theater
San Luis Obispo, CA
Apr 12 2020
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Coachella, CA
Apr 16 2020
The Glass House
Pomona, CA
Apr 17 2020
Rawhide Event Center
Chandler, AZ
Apr 19 2020
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Coachella, CA
May 15 2020
Hangout Music Festival
Gulf Shores, AL
May 15 2020
Ascend Amphitheater
Nashville, TN
May 20 2020
Lightning In A Bottle
Buena Vista, CA
Jun 12 2020
Bonnaroo
Manchester, TN
Jun 18 2020
Firefly Music Festival
Dover, DE
Jun 25 2020
Electric Forest
Rothbury, MI
Jul 31 2020
Osheaga Festival
Montréal, Canada
Aug 21 2020
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, CO
Aug 29 2020
Brooklyn Mirage
Brooklyn, NY

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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