Big Grams, the epic collaboration between Outkast alumni Big Boi and Phantogram, came together to offer up an electric performance of their hybrid R&B/electro-pop music for an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
The outfit performed tracks Goldmine Junkie and Drum Machine, with Big Boi and Sarah Barthel (who was sporting avian-inspired feather dress) out front while Josh Carter held it down in the back with the Maschine pad. The songs were performed alongside the Brooklyn Express Drum Line.
The songs are off the collaborative collective’s debut album Big Grams, a seven-track EP that originally came about after Phantogram worked with Big Boy on 2012 album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumours.
Broadcasting from the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House this week instead of its native Los Angeles, Big Grams performance was part of a string of high profile appearances. Even Marty McFly and Doc Brown managed to time-travel into the studio.
Jay Z also managed to swing by the show earlier in the week, dishing on everything from his favourite New York pizzeria, to his wife Beyonce’s weird pizza eating habits and his upbringing in Brooklyn.
“She’s from Houston, first of all,” Jay Z said. “They don’t have pizza there.”
Even Ryan Adams made an appearance, performing a cover of Taylor Swift’s Welcome to New York from his version of 1989.