It’s huge, it’s massive, it’s downright super-sized – it’s Colorado based electronic jazz funk duo Big Gigantic, and they’re coming to a city near you this winter. Producer/saxophonist Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken have been busy building a near 30-plus stop tour that is hitting major cities from Albany to Austin. The west coast may have to wait for the next go-round, but the highly anticipated tour makes its way to The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA on February 1st with supporting acts Two Fresh and Kill Paris.
Last summer, fresh off the release of their fourth album, Nocturnal, Big G took their explosive sound and light show on the festival circuit. They played Ultra down in Miami, Electric Forest, Bonnaroo Wakarusa, and nearly every other major festival, all while moving up from previous years’ middle-of-the-lineup bookings to large-print slots at the top of the weekend’s bill. A relentless summer schedule paid off with Nocturnal hitting number two on iTunes electronic music charts and their first ever headliner at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO, a sold out event which they named “Rowdytown.” Topping their banner year off, the duo finished 2012 by murdering the New Years scene. They were included in SnowGlobe and the Pretty Lights/Bassnectar party extravaganza, BassLights. A sold out show in Chicago on New Years Eve alongside fellow saxophone-wielding up-and-comer, GRiZ, put the final exclamation point on the year.
As for 2013, Big Gigantic already has us excited for what they have in store. They wasted no time getting down to business by starting this year playing Holy Ship. They have also been listed for SnowBall festival, headlining alongside Pretty Lights and STS9. In the way of new tunes, Big G has promised their fans fresh styles, originals and remixes that they plan on experimenting with on the winter tour. Most recently, we see the group’s Colorado connection coming through in their latest release: a collaboration on Savoy’s new EP Personal Legend, aptly named “AfterShock.”
Stay tuned for lots more from Big Gigantic this year, as it is sure to be their biggest, most gigantic one yet.