Our friends, Big Gigantic have really hit the nail on the head with their latest of release of “Nocturnal”.  This eleven track album completely ups their game and is quite the addition to their already impressive discography.  This time around, we get that classic synth and sexy sax sound that we all know and love from Big G, but under new terms.

If you’re new to Big Gigantic’s sounds, the duo consists of Lalli (on the Saxophone) and Salken (on the drums), who are from Boulder, Colorado.  With Nocturnal, they take their composition and production to the next level by utilizing their signature electronic synth sound to unify a diversity of sax, wobbles, and pitched up vocals.  My personal favorite track is “Fantastic”, the name speaks for itself.  It features a slower bpm rate, which falls into the Moombahton category.  And with this, Big G redefines this worldly genre with their classic groovy sounds while still wanting to make you do a booty clap like “Moombah” was meant to be.

Another favorite off this album is “Rise and Shine”.  This track could be my new alarm every morning.  Though I do not tend to engage in conversation with anyone but myself within the first hour of waking up, I’m ready to jam the moment I open my eyes.  “Rise and Shine” provides that perfect balance of smooth tranquility with Lalli’s sax, an upbeat breakdown, and drum/bass that let just the right amount of adrenaline into my bloodstream in the wee hours of the morning.

The new album is killer for any mood or moment.  Whether it be walking the dog with your I-Pod, driving in the car, pregaming for a night out, or an intimate moment with your guy or gal, let Big Gigantic set the mood.  Their melodies are sure to draw you in and capture your interest instantaneously.  You will even find yourself disappointed when the album is through and in dire need to hit the REPEAT button.

If you haven’t had a chance to catch them live, Big Gigantic has a heavy live presence that is in high demand.  They woo crowds over easier than almost anyone that I’ve ever seen, and once you see them live, you’re hooked and left feigning for their next live performance, so check them out next time they’re in your closest city.

March 2012

3/18 – Buku Music and Art Project – New Orleans, LA


3/25 – Ultra LATE NIGHT @ EVE (White Room) – Miami, FL

3/29 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX (with GRiZ)

3/30 – La Zona Rosa – Austin, TX (with Kraddy & Andrew Parsons)

3/31 – House of Blues – Houston, TX (with Kraddy)

April 2012

4/21 – Arkansas Music Pavilion – Fayetteville, NC (w/ Paper Diamond & Dr. Fameus )

May 2012

5/25 – Bella Music Fest – Geneva, MN

June 2012

6/2 – Wakarusa Music Festival – Ozark Mountain, AR

6/7 – 6/10 – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival – Machester, TN

6/23 – 6/24 – Governors Ball Music Festival – New York City, NY

6/28 – 7/1 – Electric Forest Music Festival – Rothbury, MI

July 2012

7/19 – 7/22 – All Good Music Festival & Campout – Thornville, OH

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