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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

Sep 14 2022
Union Transfer
Philadelphia, PA
Sep 15 2022
The Anthem
Washington, DC
Sep 16 2022
Life is Beautiful Festival 2022
Las Vegas, NV
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Sep 16 2022
Terminal 5
New York, NY
Sep 18 2022
Downtown Las Vegas
Las Vegas Downtown, NV
Sep 21 2022
State Theatre, Portland, Maine
Portland, ME
Sep 22 2022
House Of Blues Boston
Boston, MA
Sep 23 2022
Théâtre Corona
Montréal, Canada
Sep 24 2022
The Danforth Music Hall
Toronto, Canada
Sep 26 2022
PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION
Cincinnati, OH
Sep 28 2022
KEMBA Live!
Columbus, OH
Sep 29 2022
Royal Oak Music Theatre
Royal Oak, MI
Sep 30 2022
Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
Chicago, IL
Oct 01 2022
Skyway Theatre
Minneapolis, MN
Oct 05 2022
Arvest Bank Theatre At the Midland
Kansas City, MO
Oct 06 2022
The Criterion
Oklahoma City, OK
Oct 07 2022
Zilker Park
Austin, TX
Oct 12 2022
Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
San Diego, CA
Oct 14 2022
Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 19 2022
Roseland Theater
Portland, OR
Oct 20 2022
Roseland Theater
Portland, OR
Oct 21 2022
WaMu Theater
Seattle, WA
Oct 22 2022
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, Canada

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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