I love EDM as much as the next person, but I also love when a saxophone is ripped on stage. I love sick live drumbeats, I love great synths and I love great visuals. What happens when all these elements are blended together? Something big, real big, it might as well be gigantic...Big Gigantic is what you get. A blend of house, dub, funk, hip-hop and some crazy saxophone.
Big Gigantic formed in 2008 and is comprised of Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken, the saxophonist and drummer, respectively. The duo has been tearing apart the festival scene for the last few years, allowing them to establish a concrete fan base that is not only receptive but also demonstrative when they attend their shows. BG is currently in the final third of their tour, performing some shows with Pretty Lights and Bassnectar most of the way and headlining some of their own. Big Gigantic is slated to release their new album this fall, which is sure to showcase the genre-warping-genius sound that we are used to hearing from the interactive duo. While you’re waiting for the release of Nocturnal, check out this video featuring the single “Rise and Shine.”
Be sure to also check out their debut album from 2009 Fire It Up.
If you find yourself near a Big Gigantic show and you have a sudden urge to experience something that you have never heard before, this duo is for you. They have a worldly palate that includes samples and remixes from: Aloe Blacc’s “I Need a Dollar” to B.I.G.’s classic “Notorious Thugs.” If you are somewhat normal, you will find it incredibly hard to stay seated and still during one of Big Gigantic’s performances.
Remaining Tour Dates:
Oct. 11 - Lyric Theatre w/ Pretty Lights - Oxford, MS
Oct. 12 - Lyric Theatre w/ Pretty Lights - Oxford, MS
Oct. 13 - Tuscaloosa Amphitheater w/ Pretty Lights - Tuscaloosa, AL
Oct. 14 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre w/ Bassnectar & Pretty Lights - Alpharetta, GA
Oct. 19 - People's Court w/ Minnesota, Inflect & BASSthoven - Des Moines, IA
Oct. 20 - Bourbon Theatre w/ Minnesota, Inflect & BASSthoven - Lincoln, NE
Oct. 21 - The Cabooze w/ Minnesota & DJ SOLO - Minneapolis, MN
Oct. 22 - The Rave w/ Minnesota & DJ SOLO - Milwaukee, WI
Oct. 23 - Canopy Club w/ Minnesota & DJ SOLO - Urbana, IL
Oct. 27 - Lincoln Theatre w/ Minnesota & Cherub - Raleigh, NC
Oct. 28 - The Music Farm w/ Minnesota & Cherub - Charleston, SC
Oct. 29 - Verizon Arena w/ Pretty Lights - Little Rock, AR
Nov. 12 - Bear Creek Music Festival - Live Oak, FL
Dec. 31 - The Vic Theatre w/ Polish Ambassador & LoBounce - Chicago, IL
Jan. 18 - Belly Up - Aspen, CO
Jan. 19 - Aggie Theater - Ft. Collins, CO
Jan. 20 - Boulder Theater - Boulder, CO
Jan. 21 - Ogden Theater Denver, CO
Jan. 26 - 30 - Mayan Holidaze - Mayan Riviera, MEXICO