Big Boi and Phantogram Get Run the Jewels and Skrillex for Big Grams EP
Published Sep 09, 2015We've heard Big Boi and Phantogram working together for a while now on tracks like "CPU 2.0," "Objectum Shalamar" and "Lanes" from the former's 2012 album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumours. Following rumours of more collaborations to come, they made their live debut as Big Grams last month and have now revealed plans for their first EP.
Simply titled Big Grams, the seven-track effort is due out on September 25 via Epic. And as if Big Boi and Phantogram's Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter weren't an impressive enough team-up, the trio have also roped in guest appearances from Run the Jewels on a track called "Born to Shine" and Skrillex for "Drum Machine."
You can see the full tracklisting down below, and the album artwork is pictured above.
In an interview with Pitchfork about the upcoming offering, Phantogram's Barthel said: "It's kind of a taste of ideas. It's not Big Boi and Phantogram music. It's Big Grams, which is different. It's a whole different project. It's stuff that we wouldn't put on our own records, but just kind of something completely different so you get a taste of. There's songs that I rap on, there's songs that Big sings on. There's songs that Josh raps on. It doesn't sound pretentious in any way, because we just wanted to do whatever the fuck we wanted to do."
"Fell in the Sun" is expected to premiere on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio show later today, but for now, relive Big Boi and Phantogram's "Lanes" (also featuring A$AP Rocky) in the player below.
1. Run for Your Life
2. Lights On
3. Fell In The Sun
4. Put It On Her
5. Goldmine Junkie
6. Born To Shine (ft. Run the Jewels)
7. Drum Machine (ft. Skrillex)