Big Gigantic's Dominic and Jeremy share the past, present, and future of Big G and what to expect in their return to the Rocks
We just want to put something out there that would help them maybe go, you know, maybe I can try to put my best foot forward today or moving forward and I'm gonna try to be a better version of myself in hopes that we can all, instead of being so divided,
Excited to perform in their home state of Colorado, Big Gigantic gears up once again for an “insane show” at Red Rocks next Friday and Saturday night. Celebrating their 10-year Red Rock anniversary, mastermind and producer Dominic Lalli and percussionist Jeremy Salken, present over a decade’s worth of genre-bending, electronic production. The upcoming, two-day run will be a showcase of their timeless empire and is a performance you won’t want to miss. Big G has become an icon in the music community as gatekeepers to all music under the sun. Their colorful mix of instrumental and electronic production pulls inspiration from jazz, hip hop, funk, dubstep, rock—you name it, they have it. Anticipating their special two-night set, Dominic and Jeremy share the past, present, and future of Big G and what to expect in their return to the Rocks.
Jeremy said, “The jazz and funk background we both share, when we're playing live, is what I draw on—But every night, we're playing different stuff, it's kind of fun, being able to tap into all these different kind of genres and music, even, within electronic music, but then bringing in jazz, or funk, or rock or metal or Latin. We kind of get to touch on everything, it's not like we're just in one lane, the whole night. It's really cool to be able to explore almost every different style of music possible—It's funny as we're playing heavier stuff, like the heavy ass Dubstep, I was in like a punk rock and metal band growing up and playing some of that stuff reminds me so much of that. And especially when we're at a festival, and there's fires coming from the stage, I'm like, I'm in a frickin metal band right now. And it's the greatest thing ever.”
Big G recent release Brighter Future 2 is a prequel to their infamous 2016 hit album Brighter Future. The album is a patch work of talent featuring’s acclaimed artists on each track and fabricated together as a collective message of hope towards a better future. Dominic said “I intentionally wanted to work with different artists with features on every single on the album, when you start adding up more people into the mix it, your possibilities just grow that much more—you're kind of filling in the pieces out of a big puzzle, and as you sort of get one piece of the puzzle finished or an idea, then you the whole thing kind of reshapes itself, and then you start trying to fill in more pieces of the puzzle.” “It was fun working with all these different artists. I got to say, hey we're working on this album, Brighter Future 2, and this is what a brighter future means to us. And, if you want to write something, that'd be sweet. And I think, for us, [a brighter future] is a way of living or way of reshaping yourself, your daily thoughts or putting your best foot forward, and trying to become a better version of yourself to put out to the world. And if everyone did that, what would that look like. Obviously, there's a lot of crazy shit happening in the world. And our world gets more and more divided every single day. And we just want to put something out there that would help them maybe go, you know, maybe I can try to put my best foot forward today or moving forward and I'm gonna try to be a better version of myself in hopes that we can all, instead of being so divided, maybe come together.”
Big G’s brighter future keeps an enthusiastic mantra for working hard and being open to new ideas and appreciating the blessings you receive along the way. Jeremy said, “Be super open to whatever possibilities are out there and try to learn. It's huge work, work smarter, not harder, if possible, but, usually, it's just all hard but it feels great when you accomplish whatever kind of goals you're setting for yourself, it is huge. Dream big dream, as big as you can, just try to get there.”
The electronic duo has certainty got there. Their planned performance in Colorado will be a celebration of the ages hitting milestone accomplishment of 10 years performing at Red Rocks. Dominic explained, “We get to play two nights, so we're really able to play a lot of our music and, since it's our 10-year Red Rocks anniversary, we're really going through a lot of different music, a lot older stuff and all the new stuff. Our Red Rocks design is, wow, it's gonna be real special this year, doing some stuff we've never done before in terms of production. It's gonna be a crazy couple night. We’re excited to just do our thing again in the hometown, I think our last tour proved that our live set is where we really flourish, and we are excited for everyone to be able to see it. Because it's gonna be really, really, really sick with a lot of special guests. We go out of our way to put on an insane show, this will be one of the best ones that went down up there at Red Rocks this year, for sure. “Just don't miss it. It's gonna be effing crazy,” Jeremy concluded.