This past Friday night the astronomical livetronica and hip-hop duo, Big Gigantic, took over the House of Blues Boston with their Brighter Future tour. Having just seen Big Gigantic this past Labor Day at Electric Zoo, I wasn’t sure how different this set would be, but it was hands down the most fire set I have ever seen in a while (Big Gigantic or not)! Dominic Lalli brought some seriously funky beats on saxophone, which paired seamlessly with Jeremy Salken’s powerful flair on drums.
Right out of the gates, everything about this near two hour set screamed livetronica perfection. The sounds, the genre mixing, and complexity of the lights were flawless… the unified combination kept you submerged in a world of cosmic exhilaration. Starting off with a sexy, upbeat saxophone riff and strong bass line, the crowd went wild when Big Gigantic brought it right into one their most popular new releases, ‘Little Things’. From then on it was non-stop with a mix of all your favorite sax-infused songs with some popular covers mixed in.
The Colorado-based duo worked their way through a melting pot of genres. From their more jazz-inspired tracks like their 2010 hit ‘Sky High’, through funk tracks like ‘Good Times Roll’, and even their dubstep collab ‘Funk With Me’ with Snails. They covered popular hip-hop throwbacks such as OutKast’s ‘Ms. Jackson’ and Macklemore’s ‘Can’t Hold Us’ all the way to the old EDM Benny Benassi favorite, ‘Cinema’. Having seen a Big Gigantic set before, I knew the journey was not over as they exited the stage around 11:30pm. They came out even stronger than before, igniting the crowd during the last 20 minutes of their set.
Shout out to the magnificent rendition of my personal favorite Big Gigantic song, ‘Touch the Sky’ that just completely blew the roof off of the House of Blues!
For real though, this set had it all. It was funky, sexy, progressive, and upbeat. Everything from the lights, to the live music, to the responsive crowd around me was perfect. I was able to completely forget about the outside world (yes, including all the election bullshit coming up) and was brought into the funkalicious world of Big Gigantic. There are very few, if any, live electronic groups who match the talent of this ‘gigantic; duo and they keep you coming back for more. So… please, for the love of a Brighter Future, do not miss the next time they come to a
city near you!