Big Gigantic

OXFORD – Even if its music wasn’t so danceable, the men of Big Gigantic would dance anyway.
The electronica duo of Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken just released Big Gigantic’s newest free album, “A Place Behind the Moon,” on STS9’s 1320 Records, and is out on the road to support it.
“We’re having a great time,” said Lalli, the band’s production guy and sax player. “We’ve had a great response to the record, and we’re having a great time playing new material.”

“A Place Behind the Moon”
Big Gigantic’s second album mixes electric jazz and dance beats to create an otherworldly trip.
“From front to back, it is a whole album,” Lalli said. “It takes you on a little journey. I’ve always wanted to make an album like a book.”
Lalli, who’s based out of Boulder, Co., was especially excited to delve into jazz on the record. The live shows give him a chance to expand on jazz riffs.
“I’m a jazz artist, and I have a degree in jazz performance, so that’s my first love,” Lalli said. “We improvise a ton.”

Full force
It’s that free spirit that keeps a Big Gigantic show ever-evolving. The duo offers something for both the ears and the dancing shoes, high-energy dance music combined with music that is constantly growing and going to new places.
“We’re trying to keep it going, to have a good time. It’s a dance party all night,” he said. “My shirt is completely drenched every single time.”
Lalli said he and Salken feed off the audience at a Big Gigantic concert.
“Everything we put out, we get back,” he said. “Even when we’re tired, we’re pretty much still full force.”
Lalli invites dance fans to come out and get their groove on.
“It’s gonna be a really good time. It’s gonna be four hours of non-stop dance party,” he said. “It’s definitely gonna be rowdy.”

See ‘em live
Who: Big Gigantic, Ana Sia
When: 8 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Proud Larry’s, Oxford
Cost: $15
Info: proudlarrys.com or (662) 236-0050

Hey, Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic, what’s on your iPod?
“I’ve been into Miike Snow lately. I’m still really loving their album. There’s some great melodies and great songwriting. I really like MiMOSA, a DJ, and then digging back into John Coltrane. … I’ve also been digging back into some Radiohead. … I’m a fan first, musician second.”

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