Discover & Download - The Wild Wild

April 18, 2016

"I started hitchhiking when I was 18, that’s when I left the Midwest," says The Wild Wild aka Benjamin Dunn in describing the early beginnings of his story.It’s a scenario that’s been played out many times as sensitive, creative types shake off the confines of a traditional upbringing and head out to more stimulating environs. For The Wild Wild that meant California, "I made my way west ended up in Venice beach, for a year and a half or so I just slept on beaches." 

Dropping the needle on any part of The Wild Wild’s debut EP Kids is to be immersed in retro sonics reminiscent of 80’s synth based greats Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Springsteen andU2. In fact, Dunn is quick to reference the classic U2 track from 1984’s "Bad" with its "wide awake, I’m not sleeping" refrain, when describing hisartistic philosophy. DzTo be awake, eyes wide open to beauty and magic, that’s my life philosophy, it makes you fearless knowing that the universe is ever conspiring foryour happiness and something magical is about to happen right now. I don't want to sleep through it."