Big Gigantic plays in Dallas, chats about life on tour

Big Gigantic played live in Burlington, VT on Feb. 13, featuring their signature light show during the performance. (Courtesy of inyourspeakers.com)

Notorious for crazy light shows, loud music and a good time, Big Gigantic is often compared to popular electronic bands like Pretty Lights and Bassnectar.

Tickets sold fast to see the band play live on Saturday, March 2 at House of Blues in Dallas.

Hailing from Boulder Colorado, Dominic Lalli is the producer and sax player, while Jeremy Salken is on the drums.

Jeremy Salken started playing drums when he was young and discovered that he was a natural.

The band began with a computer and creating beats.

Eventually they laid the sax and drums over the patterns they invented.

In a recent phone conversation Salken commented on his success and musician lifestyle by saying “It’s incredible, I absolutely love it. Really just living the dream. It’s unbelievable how much fun it’s been.”

Thirty-one year old Salken could be described in one word as, chill; when the phone interview began he was playing Mario Kart.

Salken and Lalli run the band and they spend the majority of their time in the studio recording.

Salken said, “There’s been a lot of inspiring artists, definitely the producers that have really hit it big. Bernie Hancock is one of the bands that Dom and me have appreciated because of what he’s been doing and continuesto do.”

“Playing shows and having fun on stage is definitely the best part. It’s a very rewarding feeling after putting so much time into our work and seeing the fans having a great time at the shows.”

Their 2012 album Nocturnal landed the number two spot on the charts of iTunes under the genre electronic.

Additionally the band has three other albums.

Big Gigantic has done the festival circuit playing at Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, Ultra Music Festival, All Good Music Festival, Electric Forest Festival, Freakfest, Lollapalooza, Snowball Music Festival and Austin City Limits. 

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