Big Gigantic commenced their Spring tour to a sold-out crowd at Terminal 5 this past Friday, March 11th. The performance was chock full of familiar samples, super funky sax, meticulous drumming and a new and unique stage setup that appeared to have the duo commanding a spacecraft through a galaxy of super light beams.
Upon entering the venue, the energy level was extraordinary. Once Big G took the stage it was clearly evident why; the combination of their music style and the amount of energy and intensity they put into a performance is infectious. When you see saxophonist Dominic Lalli belting out a solo whilst sweating bullets or drummer Jeremy Salken laying down an intricate groove with tons of focus it’s very easy to appreciate their talent & dedication and give it back by showing off your funkiest moves to those closest to you. Big G got the crowd super hyped with tracks new and old, namely their new single, “Little Things” (feat. Angela McCluskey) which has an excellent balance of EDM styled builds and drops and anthemic piano/sax along with an excellent dose of sultry, soulful vocals. They dropped some Griz x Big Gigantic with “Let The Good Times Roll” as well as their celebrated remix of Aloe Blacc’s “Need A Dollar” which had fans sending singles off of the third level balcony. Ivan Jackson from Brasstracks was Big G’s very special guest and ably brought his brand of brass to the sold out crowd by guesting on a few tracks.
Big Gigantic is forging an awesome place for themselves in the live instrument/production genre as their evolution of sound has continuously been on an upward trajectory. I’m hoping to catch their sets at some festivals this summer as they will surely not disappoint.
Around New York, you can see Big Gigantic performing at Summer Camp Music Festival on May 29 and Camp Bisco on July 14.