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Big Gigantic

Here is a band that has their priorities straight: making music and putting on a fun and energetic live show. It seems like Big Gigantic, the duo from Boulder, Colorado, made up of drummer Jeremy Salken and producer Dominic Lalli are just in it to have the time of their lives. The group has released two electronic dance albums since 2008, with a sound similar to Bassnectar or Ratatat…and they are both available, for free, on their website (links at the bottom of this article). All they ask is that you consider making a donation and, maybe, check them out live. Which wouldn’t be a huge mistake because when this danceable duo takes the stage they are more than dynamic. Their slick synth jams, like “Lucid Dream,” from their latest album, A Place Behind The Moon, are guaranteed to get the crowd moving with extended saxophone jams laid over complex electronic beats. A Place Behind The Moon, produced by electronic mix master Alex B., is not much of a stretch from the band’s debut album, Fire It Up, with the exception of tighter production values and hot new tones. Last time Big Gigantic came to town, they brought a packed, and sweaty party atmosphere to Soundlab. Catch them again at Soundlab on Thursday (Dec 2).
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—cory perla