Our guy Jackson behind the music of Big Wild killed his West Coast tour. We caught him in Portland and at The Observatory in OC. Invincible EP is out now & you will see Big Wild on a ton of festival line ups this summer!
Run The Jewels, the rap supergroup consisting of Killer Mike and El-P, came to the Crystal Ballroom last Monday to perform for a sold out crowd. From the back of the venue to the top of the rafters, RTJ fanatics shouted incessantly for the super group to hit the stage.
As fans held their fists with two fingers pointing at it, RTJ walked on stage for their set. The ballroom floors got their work in (the floors at the Crystal bounce, if you didn’t know) when Killer Mike and El-P ran through their discography. Tracks from the group’s current album including “Call Ticketron” and “Stay Gold” kept the fans going crazy. RTJ classics such as “Get It” and “Lie, Cheat, Steal” had the fans reciting almost every word (which is impressive due to the rapid rhyme scheme that is normal to RTJ).
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After some months of digging, WAXED OUT finally got a chance to sit down with Ryan Akeley, who has been producing under the handle EASTGHOST for a couple of years now. We covered a lot in our talk, including humility and the need for everyone to shed their egos, the electronic seen in Portland and getting involved with the STYLSS collective. It was a pleasure to finally put a face, rather a voice, to the depth-bearing music that has been covering my ears these last few weeks. Check out the interview here!