Big Gigantic

Big Gigantic, whose blend of mind-­‐bending beats, thunderous bass and frenetic melodies has developed a rabid following since forming in 2008, have taken their sound to yet another dimension with the release of 2014's The Night is Young. The fifth album by Boulder, CO-­‐based saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken is an eclectic mix of tracks that span genres from electronic and dance to hip hop and electro soul. With a provocative sound that's as thoughtful as it is danceable, Big Gigantic weaves 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. After graduating 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 U.S. tour. Their other releases--Wide Awake (2009), A Place Behind The Moon (2010) and 2012's Nocturnal (which has received more than 1 million downloads to date)-- followed. Already a smash on the festival circuit having performed at a multitude of major events including Lollapalooza, Ultra Music Festival, Hangout, Austin City Limits, Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Outside Lands, several Mad Decent Block parties and more, Big Gigantic's transcendent live shows are a showcase of brilliant improvisation and a tightly-­‐knit bond between Salken and Lalli, who breathlessly alternates between keys, sax and laptop, building a futuristic wall of sound that keeps the crowd on its feet.

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