By Jay King
Something big is coming for recently relocated Bay Area producer Big Wild. Jackson Stell, originally from Lancaster, MA, just has the look and feel of a born-and-raised California boy. His music sure sounds like it, too. Over the last couple years, Stell has been making waves within the west coast electronic scene, playing gigs at last year’s Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, and Shambhala in 2015. He was picked up by heavy hitters Odesza, brought on tour, signed to their record label, and hasn’t looked back since.
His new EP, Invincible, has the impression of that of a wily, old veteran behind it. Each of the five tracks has a different emotion, but keep his trademark sound in the mix. The intro track, “When I Get There,” with a deep bassline, smooth breaks and buildups, is something that you only pray you could be greeted by at an open air massive. The rest of the EP stuns, too.
Calling on vocal cameos from Yuna, and iDA HAWK on the first single, “Invincible,” Big Wild has created a complete, almost orchestral, piece of work. We should all be expecting this Californian to come crashing into the festival scene this summer.Big Wild, Invincible