Big Gigantic Live at House of Blues

Big GiganticLast Friday, duo group Big Gigantic paid a visit to Boston playing at the House of Blues. This jazz/dubstep/hip-hop/EDM livetronica duo was sold out last week, filling up all three floors of the venue.

The two performers of the group, producer/saxophonist, Dominic Lalli, and drummer, Jeremy Salken, have made a huge debut from their talents in the past few years. Their unique live performance is to be impressed by, especially with the energy and stamina they maintain throughout their shows. I’m not talking about the energy to get the crowd moving, oh no, no, no! I’m talking about the ability to play a whole live set for an hour and 35 minutes with their instruments. At a point I was worried about Dominic as I was shooting a picture of him because his veins popped out of his neck as Jeremy was sweating happily, drumming away!

They also introduced a very interesting stage set-up. As you know by now, I’m a huge fan of stage set-ups. It consisted of flexible square LED panels that produced an interesting 3-D show for the audience. Their remix song of Aloe Blacc’s, “I Need A Dollar,” produced an amazing visual as I stood in the middle of the crowd, dozing off at the sight of money signs flying towards me from the middle of the panels spreading throughout. I snapped back to reality when I saw that each of the LED panels transformed into a slot machine, literally spinning before my eyes.

Big Gigantic also played some creative tunes that even I couldn’t imagine with a saxophone and drums set-up. Songs like Waka Flocka’s “Hard in the Paint” or their encore mix of Knife Party’s “Bonfire,” were featured. Besides having some amazing instrumental remixes, let us not forget the unique music the duo brought to us. With their most recent album Nocturnal, it definitely pleased my ears better live in person. It had to be the fact that it was an amazing environment to be in. Instead of hearing the music on my headphones, playing the music live with their instruments on stage straight from their laptop was much richer.

Their song “Nocturnal” is one of those tunes you can tell Big Gigantic added on their own twist, presented with a polygonal visual that also reminded me of Gotye’s face from his music video “Somebody That I Used To Know,” but that’s beside the point. Hearing the live playlist, you can tell that they ripped out different parts of their songs in order to have an even bigger creative ability on their live set. I guess you can say they have probably been remixing their songs live every time!

I also got a small flash to the past when they played, “Aftershock,” a collaboration song they did with Savoy. As soon as they dropped the song, it was a whole different tone than the original track had. Interesting and unique is what I’d like to add to it.

With their Winter Tour 2013 still on the go, there’s a good feeling that they will be working on something new at the end of it all. Make sure you stay tune with Big Gigantic on their website.

By Juan Castillo-Then

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