Treasure Island Music Festival is coming up this next weekend and included in this stellar lineup is musical collaboration Big Grams. For many fans, this will be one the first opportunities to catch this new project. Big Grams is collaboration between American hip hop artist Big Boi and electronic rock duo Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel, also known as Phantogram.
The project was first hinted at fans about 5 years ago when Big Boi had discovered the group online. They began communicating over twitter and in 2012 Phantogram had been featured on several tracks on Big Boi’s record Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. At that point, the chemistry between the two was apparent, becoming a successful, yet unexpected meshing of these two genres.
Fast forward to 2015. Big Grams released their self titled EP Big Grams on September 25 through Epic Records. The album is, as Josh Carter describes, “psyched-out hip hop.” No one sound dominates on the album, which is how any successful collaboration should be. Featured on the EP are Run the Jewels and EDM Superstar Skrillex. Take a listen to one of my favorite tracks off the EP below.
The album is available now for purchase and streaming on Spotify. To learn more about trio check out the website here.