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This Friday, one of my biggest inspirations makes his way to San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom. Jackson is a hell of a dude, and his music has a very unique way of giving you energy while immersing you in a plethora of synths in a drum-filled frenzy. Check out what he had to say about his path and process so far:

 

 

C+A+D: Let’s start with how I found out about you, through Odesza and when you opened for them about 2 years ago at SXSW. How did that relationship come about and how do you think that made a change to your career?

 

Big Wild: Our relationship definitely helped a lot, because there’s a lot of crossover between their music and my music. Odesza’s fans were able to connect with their music and they become my fans too. It was just a really beneficial relationship for both parts. It’s been cool to get tips and advice from them. Not to mention working with Foreign Family. It was a big difference maker in pushing me to where I am today.

 

C+A+D: The invincible EP is a perfect summation of you and how your sound developed over the years…My favorite song is between Empty Room and Invincible, which are unmistakably you. What was the most challenging part of putting this EP together? Where did you see the most improvement to your process?

 

Big Wild: The hardest part about it was just its completion. I had been working on some of these songs for over a year; on and off. It’s really easy to run into roadblocks or writers-block. Through this process, I’ve made changes on how I make music now, so I can make music a lot faster than before.

 

There would be times when I didn’t know how to make the drop hit harder…or how to tweak this or that. I think that was the hardest part. Accepting that I could keep making changes to the song forever, and it’s never going to be perfect, and to just finish it. That’s a really big part of putting together any kind of project, EP, or even a single. Just knowing when to say, “OK. I’m not really improving the song. I’m just making it sound different.” And that’s crucial.

 

C+A+D: What other equipment makes up your live rig? Did you evolve your rig from a more basic set up, or has it remained the same since you began performing

 

Big Wild: I really try to focus on not piling up a bunch of gear and keeping it fairly minimal. I don’t want to clutter my stage with gear and separate me from the crowd. My set up over time has pretty much the same amount of things. I used to use a nord keyboard but on this tour I’m using a keyboard that also triggers samples off my computer as well. I’m happy with how it brings my songs to life in front of a crowd.

 

C+A+D: If you had a time machine and were able to talk to yourself before your first show as Big Wild, what advice would you give?

 

Big Wild: Oh that’s a good question. *thinks for a few seconds* If I had to give myself advice, it would be not to overthink everything. Don’t make music more complicated than it needs to be, because I definitely tend to do that. Another thing is to understand the importance of different elements in all types of music and why people would like those things.

 

For example, when I started out I was really into hip hop. I would make hip hop instrumentals, and I was 100% all about producing. That’s what I was listening to and focusing on in songs. By doing that I wasn’t focusing as much on vocals, or what type of voice this needs, or what the lyrics are. When I first started out, because I didn’t pay attention to that, I had holes in my musicianship. When I would go to make a song and try to focus on vocals or a lead instrument, it would be really difficult.

 

It’s important to not get sucked into one part of a song, and focus on all the parts; like the melody of the vocals for example. Understand what goes into making a FULL song, rather than get too obsessed on one specific part of a song. Which I guess goes back to not overthinking it. These are all things that were goals for me on this EP. Get involved with writing the lyrics. Get involved with writing the melody for the singers. Work on these other things that I never cared much about, but now I’m very much into. This EP was a learning experience for that, and I’m at peace with how it came out.

 

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WORLDZ | Apply

 

Touted as “A Harvard for Culture”, WORLDZ is a culture marketing summit and community that follows the ideal of bridging worlds to change them for the better. They do this by gathering thought-leaders, social-provokers, and change activists in Music, Tech, Entertainment, Media, and Entrepreneurship under the prominent umbrella of Culture to break down barriers and help guide the world through blue ocean initiatives toward a positive future.

 

Their mission: To Reinvent the World.

 

Their offer: Learn from the best how to create world shaping projects and ignite transformational partnerships.

 

The invite-only summit takes place July 31 and August 1 in Los Angeles and will host speaker series, workshops, mentorship and networking opportunities at the forefront of the world. Apply now to begin your personal journey toward transformation!

 

The entire PHASE ONE line up boasts:
(RED) CEO Deborah Dugan – GIRLBOSS CEO & Founder Sophia Amoruso – VaynerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk – Maverick Music President Greg Thompson – 11 Time World Surf League Champion Kelly Slater – TV Personality Sal Masekela – National Poetry Slam Champion & Multi-Platinum Winning Songwriter IN-Q – Polar Explorer, Climate Advocate & Photographer Sebastian Copeland – Microsoft Chief Storyteller Steve Clayton – Discovery Communications Chief Creative Officer Derek Koenig – Revilo Park CEO & Founder Oliver Luckett – United Nations Foundation CEO & President Kathy Calvin – Shaun White Enterprises CEO & 2x Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White – REVOLT Media & TV Vice Chairman Andre Harrell – Pandora CMO Nick Bartle – PTTOW! Co-Founder Terry Hardy – Samsung Chief Engagement Officer Werner Brell – Buscemi LLC. Founder, Head of Creative Jon Buscemi – 100 Things Inspirationalist Sebastian Terry – Homebrew Partner Hunter Walk – XPRIZE CEO Marcus Shingles – H.Wood Group Co-Founder John Terzian – Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter President John Amato – Deutsch Inc Chief Digital Officer Winston Binch – Teavana (Starbucks) President Bernard Acoca – Interlude CEO & Founder Yoni Bloch – Laurel & Wolf CEO & Founder Leura Fine – Mobilium CEO & Chairman Ralph Simon – Omaze CEO & Co-Founder Ryan Cummins – Two Twelve Management & Marketing CEO & President Scott Feldman – Malala Fund CEO & Co-Founder Shiza Shahid – SPMB Partner Becky Stein – Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian – Gen Next, Inc. CEO Michael Davidson – uBeam CEO & Founder Meredith Perry – The DoLaB // Lightning in a Bottle Festival // Lucent Dossier Experience Co-Founder & Founder Dream Rockwell – AllSaints CEO William Kim – Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc CEO Dirk Ahlborn – Audi Chief Communications Officer & SVP Jeri Ward – Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Marketing Co-Head David Messinger – BIG Bjarke Ingels Group Founding Partner Bjarke Ingels – Universal Music Group EVP & Head of Universal Music Group & Brands, USA Mike Tunnicliffe – VICE Media Chief Commercial & Creative Officer Tom Punch – Blade CEO Rob Wiesenthal – Amusement Park Chief Creative Officer & Chairman Jimmy Smith – Life Is Beautiful CEO Justin Weniger – Gumball 3000 CEO & Founder Maximillion Cooper – LAZEROW Ventures Founder Michael Lazerow – Viacom Media Networks EVP, Marketing Strategy & Engagement Ross Martin – Halo Neuroscience CEO & Co-Founder Dr. Daniel Chao – Fast Company Editor & Managing Director Bob Safian – Dubfire DJ Ali Shirazina – Tender Greens CEO & Co-Founder Erik Oberholtzer – Claire’s Place Foundation // The Clairity Project Founder Claire Wineland – Chester French Vocalist and Songwriter David-Andrew Wallach – Thankyou Co-Founder & Managing Director Daniel Flynn – Marlies Dekkers CEO & Founder Marlies Dekkers – Sword Swallower Brett Loudermilk – ThankYouX Street Artist Ryan Wilson – Square Former Co-Founder & Director Jim McKelvey – Misdirectors Guild, Inc. Magician, Puzzler, Producer David Kwong – Two Bit Circus Founder Brent Bushnell – Turner Sports VP & General Manager, eSports Christina Alejandre

 

WORLDZ 2016

 

 

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SoCal’s favourite sleepless Spring soireé is back come March 31. And the 72-hours that the Desert Hearts crew has prepared is as House, Techno, Love as always. From Dirtybird All Stars to cool Suara cats, there is sound enough for everyone to enjoy and the famed one stage to let it all out on. In the 4 years since conception, the Desert Hearts family (also playing to their hearts content) has clearly defined itself as a proper host and fine selector.

 

And with partygoers dancing this way and that way all housed in a boutique environment, it’s hard to miss making a connection – one of the other primary reasons why Desert Hearts still continues to thrive. Get your tickets and come rediscover why We Are All Desert Hearts.

 

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Oregon Eclipse | Tickets

 

Remember Symbiosis 2016 and the ensuing creation of the Global Eclipse Gathering consortium? The mystery behind that was quickly cleared as news came in of a Total Eclipse passing over Oregon on August 21, 2017. More specifically, Big Summit Prairie (52,000 acres of flatland and a 52-acre lake) in Crook County falls under the Eclipse’s viewing path and will thus play host to our beloved traveling gathering’s next installment.

 

This year’s celebration will now span an entire week (August 17-23). Remember: it is a marathon, not a sprint. To put on a show of such magnitude,Global Eclipse Gathering has enlisted 13 well-known worldly experiences: Bass Coast, Beloved, Envision, Hadra, OMETEOTL, Origin, Noisily, Rainbow Serpent, Re:birth, Sonic Bloom, Symbiosis, Science and Non-Duality, and Universo Paralello.

 

In short, mark August 17-23 off your calendar and get your Eclipse Viewing Glasses ready!

 

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For the past few years, Australia’s masked wonder, Golden Features has been leaving a lot of dark-industrial-tech in his wake. Recent EP ‘Wolfie/Funeral’ pushes his paces even further into a realm of deep bass. Control LA at Avalon is bringing him in at the end of the month alongside the trap and bass styles of Hoodboi and Alizzz for a night of heavy sound. Don’t miss out.

 

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Do 1, 2, or all of the above. As always, the more entries –> the better your chance to win. Be sure to be ready to check your inbox/twitter, because we’ll be giving it to the first person who responds when the contest is over. See you guys there!

 

Golden Features – Wolfie / Funeral

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Envision Festival | Lineup | Tickets

 

While most of the U.S. is trudging through a cold winter filled with rain, wind, and snow, Costa Rica continues to thrive in the warm, tropical climates of its eternal summer. Touted as one of the leading transformational festivals in the world, Envision is returning to the beaches of Uvita for its 7th annual celebration of music, art and sacred movement. Envision has certainly grown over the years, yet through careful curation and leadership it maintains the feeling of intimacy and mindfulness that have made the festival what it is today.

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Having chased many a sunrise with Dive and Awake as our soundtrack, our surprise when the Sunrise Ambient King Scott Hansen suddenly released Epoch was more than evident. As the title suggest, his fifth album continues the saga of what we’ve come to know from Tycho while adding clear influences from his life. While his previous releases leaned toward electro-pop and shoegaze, Epoch draws on heavier sounds and rougher edges. The drums hit harder, the beats drive longer, the pacing is faster; it all eludes more to a moon-rise sense.

 

The title track and ‘Receiver’ evoke much of what we’d expect to hear from a sunrise in Blackrock City; there’s no doubt his multiple sunrise sets there have influenced their production. Tracks like ‘Source’ and ‘Rings’ draw heavily on the hard hitting and rapid drumming of liquid D’n’B while still maintaining his well-known loftiness. Still, there’s no deny the classic ambient etherealism is still present; openers ‘Glider’ and ‘Horizon’ pay homage to that.

 

Tycho – Epoch (right click-> open new)