Composed of saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken, Big Gigantic interpret traditional DJ-based music with live instruments, successfully creating an innovative, distinct sound that’s all their own.The band have gone strength to strength following their fifth most recent studio album, Brighter Future, released in 2016 that featured special guests Logic, Waka Flocka Flame, Griz, Cherub and many more. The guys have recently collaborated with Californian singer-songwriter Ashe on new single ‘Friends (feat. Ashe)’ and arrives following their second release in three years following ‘You’re The One (feat. Nevve)’. We spent some time to get to know the upcoming producer duo and their world for our interview series…
Talk to us about your latest single “Friends (Feat. Ashe)”, how did it come together and the collaboration with Ashe?
The first time I heard Ashe’s voice was on the Whethan tune called Can’t Hide. Killer tune and her voice just blew me away on that song. I was booking a trip to LA to do some writing and got in touch and we linked up in the studio for a day and wrote ‘Friends’. Ashe is one of those people you meet for the first time and you know you’re gonna be friends with this person forever. An absolute heart of gold, a real human being thru and thru, and the voice of an angel. Just too cool that we got to link up on a song together. An absolute honor!!
As producers and artists, who and what inspires you?
As producers I would say people like Flume, Hudson Mowhawke, Sam Geliatry, Skrillex and Bonobo are a few people who come to mind as musicians I would say people like Anderson Paak, Bon Iver, Donald Glover, Robert Glasper, Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington come to mind.
There have been some impressive artists across your album Brighter Future, including names such as Logic and Waka Flocka Flame, how have you found writing with a range of different artists like these guys?
Nothing I love more than writing for different artists and really presenting these people in different ways than people are used to hearing. It was so cool to work with Waka Flocka on a hip hop heavy track. He’s such a killer! Was an absolute honor working with Logic too. Such a cool cat and so talented.
Looking ahead with future releases would you continue to collaborate with other artists, is it a part of what makes Big Gigantic?
Exactly! We will continue to work with different artists to create diff sounds always.
You guys are underway a US tour going across a number of major city dates and bringing a huge 3D live show, could you tell us a bit more about it and what fans may not expect?
Expect the unexpected! Hahaha but seriously this is such a cool concept we’ve been working with the 3D show and if you haven’t seen it, it’s an absolute must. We’re doing a couple different storylines throughout a couple different show and the content is amazing and goes so well with our music. Just a super cool experience and if you’re wondering, YES, we provide you with 3D glasses!
What more is in the pipeline from you guys this year?
We have a TON of new music we’re sitting on so expect a lot more of that and a lot more tour dates coming soon!
Where in the world would you be looking to take the live show to?
Honestly we want to take it EVERYWHERE!
Lastly what are the big 5 tunes you can share with our readers this weekend…
Favorites of all time and right now are…
Anderson Pack – Malibu (the whole album)
Flume – Flume (whole album)
John Coltrane – Blue World
Herbie Hancock – Secrets
Kanye West – Late Registration (whole album)