photo: Big Gigantic
It’s no secret that Big Gigantic is an iconic name not only to dance music and production but to live performance. Composed of Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken, these two are some of the most creative guys out there. Meshing live drums, keys, and saxophone into electrifying, bass thumping music, Big Gigantic’s sound truly lives up to their name.
We had the pleasure of getting to see their latest show in Tempe, AZ at The Marquee Theatre. Arizona’s premiere dance music event company, Relentless Beats, put on the show with Lucky Beats for what was an riveting three hour ride.
BARDZ kicked things off, meshing future bass songs with huge guitar solos and amazing live key arrangements that captivated the crowd from front to back. Along with originals, he provided his own renditions of classics like Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In The Wall“, RHCP’s “Can’t Stop“, and Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight“. BARDZ warmed up the crowd in perfect fashion, leaving the place buzzing just in time for Big Gigantic to step on.
Excitement seemed to be coursing through the entire venue. People being back together, dancing, and getting to see none other than Big Gigantic take the stage. As soon as Dominic & Jeremy stepped on, the Marquee erupted. It wasn’t long before massive, dubstep-esque drops had the crowd bouncing up and down and the live saxophone element always led to screams of delight from people all over the room. It’s not easy to do what Big Gigantic does, but they do it seamlessly, all the time with a smile on their face.
From start to finish it was clear to see the connection between Big Gigantic and the crowd. Love and respect radiated in the room as the guys took all of us on an epic hour and a half journey through both their own music and music they love, leaving everyone in a state of bliss and joy by the show’s end.
If Big Gigantic comes to a city near you, we definitely recommend getting tickets!