Saturday, February 16
“From the impressive lightshow to the bombastic beats and soaring sax improvisations, Big Gigantic lived up to both halves of their name, and left the stage reminding the audience that electronic music is still an open template with endless possibilities.”
—Jed Nussbaum, Relix.com (11/1)
Colorodo-based electronic act BIG GIGANTIC shows no signs of slowing down in 2013 as the duo of saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken will be bringing their breakthrough sound to NEW YORK CITY on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 at TERMINAL 5.
Big Gigantic, whose blend of mind-bending beats, thunderous bass, and frenetic melodies has developed a rabid following since forming in 2008, has taken their sound to yet another dimension with the release of their newest album ‘Nocturnal’ (available now for FREE download). The album, by Boulder, CO-based saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken, solidifies Big Gigantic as a key player in the worlds of electronic, dance, and hip-hop.
With a provocative sound that’s as thoughtful as it is danceable, Big Gigantic’s new songs like “Nocturnal” and “Hopscotch” weave whirling melodies into addictive beats and samples that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Kanye West or LCD Soundsystem single. No genre is off-limits for Big Gigantic, whose breakthrough sound channels everything from funk and dub-step to house and hip-hop.
With a master’s degree in jazz at the Manhattan School of Music, Lalli relocated to Boulder and began performing with Salken, experimenting with the idea of interpreting traditional DJ-based music with live instruments. The duo built up early hype in 2008 with local shows and one-offs around the country before releasing their debut album ‘Fire It Up’ in 2009 and embarking on a full US tour.
Big Gigantic’s live shows are a showcase of brilliant improvisation and the connection between Salken and Lalli, who seamlessly alternates between keys, sax and laptop, building a futuristic wall of sound that keeps the crowd on its feet. The marathon shows feature a variety of songs new, old and unreleased, as well as remixes including Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow,” Aloe Blacc’s ‘I need a Dollar,’ and Notorious B.I.G.’s “Notorious Thugs.”
BIG GIGANTIC rang in 2013 with a New Year’s Eve show in Chicago and started the year with performances on both HOLY SHIP!! and Jam Cruise, marking the first band to ever play both cruises. I can speak for Undrgrnd Sound when I say that Big Gigantic killed it on Holy Ship and we know they will again at Terminal 5.