EDM Canada has gotten the chance to interview Dominic Lalli, one half of the duo that is the Big Gigantic. With Jeremy Salken, they are a dynamic live electronic dance music act who are known for their high energy shows. Dom and I talked about the upcoming album, his views on the current EDM scene in North America, and what makes a Big Gigantic show special. Check it out:
Who is Big Gigantic?
(Big Gigantic): It's myself, and Jeremy Salken is the other part of
the group. I produce and play saxophone. Jeremy plays drums and we're
an EDM duo.
We play a lot
of different styles within the EDM genre. I'd say we're a heavy drum
bass and melodic with the drops. We're a mix between a DJ and a live
you guys released an album called “Nocturnal” and I hear that you
two are working on a new album, what can you tell me about it?
on a new full length album. We're still working out on the details of
the album as we're probably about half way through. We're getting
really excited about it. I feel like it's the next level for us in
terms of production and the sounds and all of the music that we're
trying to get across. It's going to be our biggest album yet.
When will it
be released and will it be available for free?
be released for free and be available everywhere. It will be available for free on our website/Soundcloud and also for sale on
our website and iTunes. We're shooting for a September
release, maybe late September.
recently collaborated with GriZ and Savoy, do you have any plans for
on some collaborations/remixes for the album. We've got some stuff in
the works for sure.
What do you
think of the diversity of the present state of EDM and do you see it
increasing as artists try to seek inspiration from different genres
Punk's new album and other stuff, people are definitely looking for
new directions and for ways to keep the EDM scene and their music
fresh and alive. I don't think anything will take any major new
direction but I think there will be a lot of growth of maybe adding
some live instrumentation here and there. There won't be any major
changes but EDM will keep on developing.
musician that incorporates live instruments into your electronic
music performances, whats your view on the current evolution of the
EDM boom in North America?
a person I am so much more of an observer than someone that reacts to
something. I've been making electronic music and also a saxophone
player, so I could even play in an afrobeat band or a funk band.
Seeing the whole thing change, it's been an interesting thing to tap
into, it's crazy. It's super cool to be a part of in terms of being a
fan because I love electronic music. I'm one of these people that
came up with the scene in North America, in terms with me being
introduced to all sorts of artists. I think being apart of this
movement is a great thing, it's amazing, and I hope it just gets
integrated with the rest of music. It's all just music and at the end
of the day we gravitate towards it and it makes us feel like this or
like that, and it helps us related to a certain situation. You're
maybe a DJ and you're DJ'ing to convey a bigger picture of what you
want to run through emotionally throughout the night, through the
music that you're playing and where you want the highs and lows to
be. It's almost the thing in terms of bands as the goals are the
same. I hope the whole thing integrates more together. As being a
saxophone player, a producer, and being apart of Big Gigantic, I hope
to bridge this a bit. We're all in it because we love music and
that's what is important. If everyone just came together and try to
take things to the next level, we could further along music and the
world could be so much bigger. It's unfortunate that on Twitter you
see some bickering about this and that you forget that it's just
music and we're here for that.
Do you think
we'll see more live instruments being played at EDM events in the
future like we see with Destroid, and the various live instrumental
cameo's we saw at Ultra this year?
I don't know
man, I'm not sure. Destroid and those guys are doing something. It
could either happen and people welcome it more or it could be
something that works against them. My hope that all of this just
keeps integrating into something where it's all respected and moving
What makes a
Big Gigantic show special?
We just bring
something different and we bring a ton of energy into the show. It's
definitely like a raging dance party the whole night. I feel like we
do a good job at integrating the whole thing together where you're at
a high energy show where you get a little bit of rage as well as
getting some melodies. It's a lot of different stuff going on. We're
giving it our all. [laughs]
What do you
have in store for all of those Toronto fans this weekend at The
We're going to play a headlining set, we got a great light show, we got a bunch of new music we're going to play. It's going to be a lot of fun, We played a show in Toronto for Bassmentality around 6 months ago with Foreign Beggars, so it's good to be back.
Big Gigantic releases all of their tracks for free on Soundcloud, so make sure to visit and download their entire discography!
Big Gigantic will be playing live at The Hoxton this Friday in Toronto, click here for full ticket information. They will also be joining the Major Lazer, Dillon Francis, Zeds Dead and more at the Mad Decent Block Party on July 19th in Calgary, click here for full ticket information.
Don't forget to enter EDM Canada's contest to win 2 tickets to see Big Gigantic this Friday in Toronto, click here for full contest details.