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“Punkadelic Music”

Good music isn’t just one thing. After a first listen it’s obvious that songwriter James Frolio ins’t tethered by genre. 

Hip hop back beats and reggae melodies from the soul.

Cosmic perspectives permeate rock, hip hop verses, and dub reggae interludes.

Big Yen features a revolving line up of Frolio’s close friends and creative collaborators which allows for many different flavors and influences to color the music and message. 

The 2020 debut single, “Backflip”, was produced by John Shields of the rambunctious Hip Hip duo, Little Stranger. Big Yen’s new EP, Punkadelic Music, is dropping late Summer 2022.

Based in San Diego, Frolio & Company have performed alongside up and coming National Touring Acts such as Little Stranger, Of Good Nature, The Destinators, Sun Dried Vibes, Feel Free, Treehouse! and more. 

Look out for the energetic and ice-chilled punkadelic live set on tour.

“Yen, in Chinese, means a lifelong yearning or desire. In this case, Big Yen is this desire to make an impact and inspire others. To be the soundtrack for an awesome moment. I love that. It even begs the question: What’s your Big Yen?”

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