Sure, 2.0 is packed with ultra-hip A-list cameos—everyone from electro-soul futurist Jamie Lidell to Wye Oak vocalist Jenn Wasner shows up to sing—but the pixelated pop that fills Big Data’s first proper full-length album gets its euphoric continuity from the singular touch of Brooklyn-based producer/mastermind Alan Wilkis. Wilkis brings crunchy synths and soaring melodies to each of the album’s tracks, switching between funky, ‘80s electro-funk grooves (“Dangerous”) and full-on synth-rock rangers (“Get Some Freedom”). The story of infamous NSA contractor Edward Snowden inspires the shimmering electro-pop of “Snowed In” (which features a guest vocal by Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo), while “The Glow” is a sassy anthem aided by colorful New Zealand vocalist Kimbra. Big Data was selected as a part of our 2015 New Artist Spotlight.
The Business of Emotion (feat. White Sea)
Dangerous (feat. Joywave)
Clean (feat. Jamie Lidell)
The Glow (feat. Kimbra)
Snowed In (feat. Rivers Cuomo)
Automatic (feat. Jenn Wasner)
Get Some Freedom (feat. Dragonette)
Sick For Me (feat. Bear Hands)
Perfect Holiday (feat. Twin Shadow)
10 SONGS, 41 MINUTES
MARCH 20, 2015
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