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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

Dec 31 2018
Decadence
Denver, CO
Mar 01 2019
M3F Fest
Phoenix, AZ
Mar 06 2019
The Observatory
Santa Ana, CA
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Mar 07 2019
The Observatory North Park
San Diego, CA
Mar 08 2019
The Novo
Los Angeles, CA
Mar 09 2019
The Catalyst
Santa Cruz, CA
Mar 10 2019
Ace of Spades
Sacramento, CA
Mar 13 2019
Arcata Theatre
Arcata, CA
Mar 14 2019
McDonald Theatre
Eugene, OR
Mar 15 2019
Roseland Theater
Portland, OR
Mar 16 2019
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, Canada
Mar 20 2019
First Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
Mar 21 2019
Turner Hall Ballroom
Milwaukee, WI
Mar 22 2019
Concord Music Hall
Chicago, IL
Mar 23 2019
Majestic Cafe
Detroit, MI
Mar 27 2019
Royale
Boston, MA
Mar 28 2019
Theatre of Living Arts
Philadelphia, PA
Mar 29 2019
9:30 Club
Washington, DC
Mar 30 2019
Terminal 5
New York, NY

News

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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