Remaining a live set exclusive from the Colorado duo for quite some time, Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken, better known as Big Gigantic, have finally let loose their original mix, “Touch The Sky.” Featuring a signature vocal chop from the midtempo pair, the live drum work and saxophone melodies clash beautifully with rough yet spacey synths. Holding back, the live instrumental work gives way to heavier electronic-focused energy as the song comes to a close. However, Dom and Jeremy step in to display their incredible musicianship as the instrumental work is once again isolated to bring the listener to an electrojazz abyss through the final minute of the song. While “Touch The Sky” has seen its fair share of live spins already, the track can now be heard in the glorious high quality it deserves. Still not quite ready for release, the tune has been chosen as the first single off Big Gigantic’s upcoming studio album, The Night Is Young, which is slated to drop in February 2014.Posted by
When a live electronic act meets an Italian/German Brazilian Girl, “Love Letters” happen. At least in Big Gigantic’s case. The Colorado twosome recently teamed up with the Brazilian Girls’ Sabina Sciubba on the new track, creating a new sound in the process. An electronica beat holds down Sciubba’s warble while Dominic’s sax makes a few cameos and Jeremy handles the drum kit. At once less expansive but more technical than past Big G hits, the result is a bit Disclosure, a bit Dresden Dolls and a bit of a departure for fans of Boulder bass. The tune has no release date as of yet, but with their October Sky High Tour ready to take off, only crowd response will tell if the audience shares the love.Posted by
Electro-jazz outfit Big Gigantic take on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s hit “Can’t Hold Us,” transforming the radio smash into an inspired and funk-fueled jam. Using the original’s sing-a-long lyrics and club-proof energy, Big G adjust the track’s tone to satisfy the discerning ears of their bass-addicted fanbase. Adding a sense of style and musicality that the original lacked, Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Sanken bust out the drums and sax to create a more cerebral (and satisfying) rendition of the hook driven original.Posted by
After his grungey glitch hop collaboration with Gramatik entitled “Digital Liberation is Mad Freedom,” Griz teams up with fellow Colorado residents Big Gigantic for a thrilling, adrenaline-inducing drumstep production. Initially reminiscent of “Bonfire” by Knife Party for its reggae vibes and drumstep tempo, “Power” progresses from a monstrous bass drop to a jazzy interlude fueled by live saxophone. Between Griz, Big Gigantic, and Gramatik, a new era of glitch hop-driven dubstep is quickly forming, backed by each producer’s impressive live instrumental abilities. Stay tuned for more inter-Colorado collaborations and pick up “Power” for free from SoundCloud.
On the tail end of their 2012 “Uprising Tour” the jazz-infused electronic duo known as Big Gigantic announce their headlining winter 2013 tour. The two producers have arranged for 24 dates beginning January 29 with the first show in Birmingham, AL.
Making stops along the East Coast and in the South the two will bring fans their unique ensemble of live instruments and DJ samples along the way. The set of shows ends March 3 in Oklahoma City.