Big Gigantic

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Big Gigantic
GenresElectronica, Livetronica, Hip hop, Jazz
Associated actsGRiZ, CHERUB, Gramatik, Logic, ROZES
Websitewww.biggigantic.net
MembersDominic Lalli (Saxophone, Producer), Jeremy Salken (Drums)

Big Gigantic is an instrumental electronic, hip-hop, and jazz musical duo based out of Boulder, Colorado, United States.

Live performances[edit]

They have played at a wide range of large-scale music festivals, including Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Lollapalooza, Ultra Music Festival, Hangout Music Festival, Austin City Limits, Governors Ball Music Festival, Electric Forest Festival, Outside Lands, and Bonnaroo, among others.[1] Every September since 2012 Big Gigantic has sold out their own headlining festival, Rowdytown at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.

Their dynamic live performance is enhanced by their constantly evolving lighting, stage design and production for a full audio-sensory experience. Big Gigantic has toured the country numerous times, playing to a majority of sold-out crowds across the US. Recently, Big G has played live shows in Europe, South America, India and Japan, with plans to continue their international expansion in 2017.

Members[edit]

Both members have extensive backgrounds in music. Lalli holds a master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music and Salken has been a touring musician, including with the Victor Barnes Bluegrass Band, which is currently in hiatus.[2]

Side projects[edit]

Gigantic Underground Conspiracy – a jam band/electronica supergroup composed of members from Big Gigantic, the Disco Biscuits and Underground Orchestra. The group has played various one-off live shows.

Big Grizmatik – Big Gigantic has collaborated with GRiZ and Gramatik to form Big Grizmatik.[1][3]

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums

  • Fire It Up (1320 Records, 2009)
  • Wide Awake (1320 Records, 2009)
  • A Place Behind the Moon (1320 Records, 2010)
  • Nocturnal (1320 Records, 2012)
  • The Night Is Young (Big Gigantic Records, 2014)
  • Brighter Future (Big Gigantic Records, 2016)
  • Brighter Future Remixed (Big Gigantic Records, 2017)
  • Brighter Future Deluxe (Big Gigantic Records, 2017)

Singles

  • "The World Is Yours" (2011)
  • "Power" (With Griz) (2012)
  • "Colorado Mountain High" (2013)
  • "Love Letters" (feat. Sabina Sciubba) (2014)
  • "Funk With Me & Funk With Me VIP" (With Snails) (2015)
  • "Good Times Roll" (With Griz) (2015)
  • "Get On Up" (2015)
  • "$4,000,000" (Steve Aoki & Bad Royale featuring Ma$e & Big Giganic) (2017)

Releases[edit]

In 2016 Big Gigantic released their biggest album to date, Brighter Future, featuring tracks with hip hop artists such as Waka Flocka Flame and Logic, singers Jennifer Hartswick, ROZES, Angela McCluskey, and Natalie Cressman, as well as collaborations with GRiZ and Cherub. The album debut at #1 on the iTunes Electronic charts and #2 on Billboard Dance / Electronic chart, with singles playing on Sirius-XM's Hits 1, Venus, and Jam On Channels.

All of Big Gigantic's albums, mixes, remixes, and singles are available for free download on their website.[4]

Licensing[edit]

Big Gigantic's music has been licensed extensively from Apple's newest MacBook Pro Reveal[5] in October 2016 to sports coverage ranging from Wimbledon[6] and NASCAR to the NBA[7] and other TV spots from ET's 'The Bachelor'[8] to HBO Brand[9] Campaigns, Fox's 'Empire'[10] to 'Dancing With The Stars'[11] to the Valerian[12] and Dirty Grandpa[13] film trailers.

Charity work[edit]

In August 2014, Big Gigantic partnered with EDM lifestyle brand Electric Family to produce a collaboration bracelet for which 100% of the proceeds are donated to Conscious Alliance. The partnership has raised over $10,000 as of June 2017. In 2014 the band launched the #ABigGiganticDifference(#ABGD) initiative along with their super fan organization the Lil G's. Since then the Lil G's and #ABGD events have included yearly clothing drives at Denver's New Year's Eve celebration Decadence, and Do Good events at Rocky Mountain Food Bank and Cradles to Crayons in Boston, MA and other cities they've played in.[14]

In 2016 Big Gigantic established the A Big Gigantic Difference Foundation[15] that donated percentage of ticket sales to a local non profit in each market they played. In 2017 the Foundation set the goal of raising $50,000 to build a digital music computer lab at Colorado music education non-profit Youth On Record's Denver location. Enlisting both Ableton and Native Instruments[16] to contribute to the lab Big Gigantic's donation will build out a space, install desktop computers with software and hardware, as well as pay for a full year salary for the lab's instructor.[14] The lab is expected to be completed in 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://thefrontliner.com/news/big-grizmatik-make-appearance-at-electric-forest-2013-24261
  2. ^ "Big Gigantic Bio". Paradigm.
  3. ^ "Gigantic Underground Conspiracy Will Debut on January 1". JamBands.com.
  4. ^ "BigGigantic.net". BigGigantic.net. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  5. ^ Apple (2016-10-27), MacBook Pro — Reveal, retrieved 2017-07-25
  6. ^ Big G Wimbledon.mp4, retrieved 2017-07-25
  7. ^ "AutoTrader.com TV Commercial, 'NBA'". iSpot.tv. Retrieved 2017-07-25.
  8. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Nick Viall Says He's 'Killing It' in Sexy First Footage of 'The Bachelor'!". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved 2017-07-25.
  9. ^ hboQ1female.mov, retrieved 2017-07-25
  10. ^ Empire_LittleThingsPop_30_N030A0330EMP1I0.mov, retrieved 2017-07-25
  11. ^ StereoIrinka (2015-10-13), Opening Number - Dancing With The Stars, retrieved 2017-07-25
  12. ^ Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets - 'Imagination' TV Commercial - In Theaters July 21.mp4, retrieved 2017-07-25
  13. ^ Movieclips Trailers (2015-10-29), Dirty Grandpa Official Trailer #1 (2016) - Zac Efron, Robert De Niro Comedy HD, retrieved 2017-07-25
  14. ^ a b "BigGigantic.net". BigGigantic.net. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  15. ^ "BigGigantic.net". BigGigantic.net. Retrieved 2017-07-25.
  16. ^ "Big Gigantic Announces New Charity Drive With Ableton & Native Instruments". The Nexus of All Things DJ. 2017-08-09. Retrieved 2017-08-31.

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