BIG GIGANTIC Dominic Lalli // Jeremy Salken
Big Gigantic established itself as a pioneer of live electronic music with the band’s inception in 2008. The Colorado-based saxophonist/producer, Dominic Lalli and drummer, Jeremy Salken, are veterans of blending electronic dance music with their live instruments to create Big G’s truly unique sound; a sound that is as thoughtful as it is danceable. Big Gigantic mixes musically mature melodies with addictive beats and samples, that are familiar to a Kanye West or LCD Soundsystem single, and crosses all styles of music from jazz to hip hop, funk to dubstep.
Their fifth most recent studio album, Brighter Future, reflects Lalli and Salken’s vision for uniting the world through music and community. Lalli wrote, “Now more than ever, we need to come together and work towards a brighter future for us, our children and for the human race as a whole.” The album was released on August 26, 2016 and features special guests Waka Flocka Flame, Logic, Cherub, Griz, Pell, and many more. The single, “The Little Things” feat. Angela McCluskey has received national acclaim, with over 1 million downloads, 20+ million streams, and landing sync placements everywhere from Fox’s breakthrough show ‘Empire’ to ESPN’s Wimbledon 2016 & NBA coverage.
Big Gigantic’s impact stretches much farther than their music. After donating tens of thousands of dollars, school supplies, food and other items to those in need through their #ABigGiganticDifference initiative, Lalli and Salken have taken their give-back mission to the next level. In Fall of 2016, the duo founded the nonprofit A Big Gigantic Difference Foundation with the mission to spread positivity and enact change alongside their fans and community through #ABDG events, fundraising initiatives, and donations from ticket sales.
In 2017, they switched their model of giving many small gifts for a greater impact large donation. The first ABGDFoundation partnership was announced in the summer of 2017 with the Denver, CO nonprofit, Youth On Record who will be the recipient of the majority of the funds raised in for the year. The gift of over $40,000 will build out, update and support instruction for a stationary computer lab at Youth on Record’s headquarters.
2017 also marked the sixth year of Big Gignatic’s own headlining, two- night festival, Rowdytown , at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Over the years, the band has cemented itself as a must-see act on the US festival circuit, having performed at every major festival including:
Coachella, Lollapalooza, Ultra Music Festival, Hangout, Austin City Limits, Governors B all, Electric Forest, Outside Lands, and Bonnaroo.