Big Grams

Big Grams

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Having already worked together on Big Boi's 2012 album Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumours, Big Grams is a side project from the OutKast MC and the indie electronic duo Phantogram (Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter) that eases into existence with this interesting, and busy, seven-song EP. Five vibrant, genre-jumping numbers from the core group appear before Run the Jewels join for "Born to Shine," where Goldfrapp are reimagined as a strip-club house band with provocative lyrics like "I'm about to splash her with this Billy Ocean/Watch her rub it on her face, I call it Johnson's baby lotion." Skrillex then turns the crew into trap stars with "Drum Machine," a number that falls somewhere between "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" and a whole Major Lazer album reduced down to one song. The group's solo numbers are just as exciting, with the swelling "Goldmine Junkie" coming off as the next "Unfinished Sympathy" while "Fell in the Sun" tells the story of Icarus with some extra "D" from Big Boi. The MC's copious sex talk makes Phantogram seem like Catherine Deneuve and Bowie in The Hunger, a stoic and sexy duo who let others to do the "dirty work," and just like those vampires, this EP dazzles and then disappears before the sun comes up, leaving listeners with the feelings of both "wow" and "what happened?"

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2015
Label: Epic
UPC: 0888751446526
catalogNumber: 514465
Rank: 96381


  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
  7. Drum Machine

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big Grams   Primary Artist
LaMarquis Jefferson   Bass
David Whild   Guitar
Marvin "Chanz" Parkman   Piano
Ray Murray   Keyboards
Chris Carmouche   Piano,Keyboards
Hornz Unlimited   Horn
Gary Fly   Guitar
Laura Escudé   Strings
Josh Carter   Guitar,Keyboards
Sarah Barthel   Keyboards
Justin Vantreese   Guitar
Andy Slaigle   Guitar

Technical Credits

LaMarquis Jefferson   Composer
Walter Williams   Composer
Kii Arens   Illustrations
Antwan Patton   Composer
Big Boi   Producer,Executive Producer
Ray Murray   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,drum programming,Music Program
Anita Marisa Boriboon   Art Direction
Chris Carmouche   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,drum programming,Music Program
Jaime Meline   Composer
9th Wonder   drum programming,Music Program
Bosko Kante   Composer
Sonny Moore   Composer
Jeff Bowden   Composer
Skrillex   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Josh Carter   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,drum programming,Music Program
Sarah Barthel   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Justin Vantreese   Composer
Shelton Oliver   Composer,Engineer
Edward Levert   Composer
William "Dubshakes" Shakespeare   Engineer
Hollis Mason   Composer
Michael Bender   Composer
Mitch Mitchell   Composer
Hotlis Mason   Composer
Cornell Wells   Composer
Kristine Flaherty   Composer

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