- Nightlife: Big Gigantic Sound Combining sax and drums makes a huge sound– adding dubstep to the mix makes it Big Gigantic.
Combining sax and drums makes a huge sound– adding dubstep to the mix makes it Big Gigantic.
By Carolina Cornejo
Big Gigantic will be dub-stepping at 9:30 club this weekend. The eclectic duo, composed of Saxophonist (and producer) Dominic Lalli and Drummer Jeremy Salken, combined polar opposite genres such as jazz and dubstep, to create their signature sound.
The two were roommates when they started to experiment with different loops and beats. Music has always been a potential career path for Lalli, who started playing the sax at a young age and eventually achieved a master’s degree in Saxophone Jazz Performance at the Manhattan School of Music. Years later, the product of their collaboration, has attracted loyal followers from an array of genres from dubstep to rap. Their remix of the song “I need a dollar” by Aloe Blacc, released in 2010, put them in the public eye. Their success on this remix opened the door for them to share the stage with dubstep artists such as Bassnectar, whom they opened for when he came to Washington DC last year. They’ve also shared the stage with Pretty Lights, White Noise and STS9. They have big plans for the future as well, including a tour of their own, a new album “Nocturnal,” and bookings at festivals such as Electric Forest and Wakarusa.
Big Gigantic plays at the 930 Club Friday Feb 17th. Doors open at 8:00 PM. Tickes and Info HERE.