Jeremy Salken

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    How Big Gigantic Is Testing the Limits of EDM, With Help From Funk Band the Motet

    Boulder-based Big Gigantic -- the instrumental livetronica, hip-hop, jazz and electronic duo -- took the Red Rocks stage this weekend for its third annual "Rowdy Town" show. The group collaborated with Denver-based funk band the Motet to do a full band set each night. Dominic Lalli, saxophonist of ... More >>

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    March 6, 2014

    Big Gigantic

    The Night Is Young

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    December 16, 2013

    New local dance music from Big Gigantic, Option4, WindMind and Vinnie Maniscalco

    Welcome back to In the Mix, our brand-new feature in which we spotlight new dance tracks and mixes from some of the hottest Colorado producers and DJs. This week, we've got some early Christmas presents for you from Big Gigantic, Option4, WindMind and Vinnie Maniscalco. Sit back, chug some spiked eg ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    Big Gigantic on its return to Rowdytown

    When Big Gigantic played Red Rocks last year, the feeling of hometown pride was unmistakable. As the act went into "Colorado Mountain High," a giant projection of the state flag draped the rocks, and the crowd went absolutely bananas. The duo ended up delivering its best set ever. That said, this ye ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    New shows: Charles Bradley, Naked & Famous, Two Door Cinema Club and more

    Clear your calendar on Saturday, August 17. Whatever you've got going that day, cancel it. You don't want to miss this show; I'm telling you. The one-man soul revival known as Charles Bradley is coming to Denver, and he's going to play an intimate set at the Larimer Lounge. Be there, or you'll regre ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

    Big Gigantic at Red Rocks, 9/29/12

    BIG GIGANTIC @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 9/29/12 As Dominic Lalli, the sax man who forms one half of Big Gigantic, introduced "Colorado Mountain High," a projection of the Centennial state's flag draped Ship Rock and Creation Rock. The crowd went wild, and the duo performed its best set yet in front ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2012

    The Road to Rowdytown: An exclusive look behind the scenes with Big Gigantic

    In the band's first attempt at headlining Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Colorado's own Big Gigantic sold out the famous venue. Westword has been following the talented duo since it was playing Denver's and Boulder's most prized venues, so with the inception of Rowdytown, the aptly named night for the seco ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Sept. 28-30

    Hell yeah! It's finally Friday! Welcome to the weekend! Feel like tossing back a few cold ones and seeing some live music? You've come to the right place. There's an overwhelming number of outstanding shows for you to check out this weekend. We've got all of them listed in our concert calendar if yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Win tickets to the exclusive premiere of Global Dance Festival: The Movie

    Photo by Focus 4 DesignGlobal Dance Festival: The Movie is premiering at an "invite-only" event at Beta nightclub on February 23. We managed to score five pairs of tickets to this highly exclusive event, and we wanted to make sure the finest dance-music fans got 'em. Page down to find out how you an ... More >>

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    January 21, 2012

    Review: Big Gigantic at the Boulder Theater, 1/20/12

    BIG GIGANTIC @ THE BOULDER THEATER | 1/20/12In closing down the set, "Eyes Closed" showed off some of the more complex rhythms that Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken -- the duo which makes up Big Gigantic -- are working with, especially the climatic ending where a machine-gun wobble shakes bodies unde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Big Gigantic, Jedi Mind Tricks and more

    Denver's best live music bets, weekend of January 20, 2012

  • Music

    January 19, 2012
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    December 22, 2011

    Ten Best Electronic Shows of 2011

    How does one go about defining the best electronic music shows of the year? A lot goes into it, trust me. There is the production aspect, which looks upon the lighting choreography and the overall visual spectacle. Then, there is the actual music, which volleys between producers and DJs, both of whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    The Frozen Movement on its hiatus and how the band's studio offerings differ from the live show

    ​In the constantly evolving world of jam, bands are increasingly being overshadowed by DJs who rely on samples to formulate their sound. After nearly a year long hiatus, the Frozen Movement returns to the scene to remind us of the merits of live instrumentation (Mike Stewart uses seven keyboar ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Alex B.'s Pirates of the Caribean remix: Top five other recent local remixes

    Alex Botwin of Pnuma Trio, Paper Diamond and the head of Elm & Oak Records, recently dropped a little tune for the Pirates of the Caribbean score that made it onto the official soundtrack for the movie. Now Alex B. will forever be printed next to Hans Zimmer and Rodriogo y Gabriela with his remixed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Skrillex at Beta, 3.31.11

    Photo Britt Chester SKRILLEX With Nate Ishe and Trajikk 3.31.11 | Beta Last night, the number-one DJ in the world gave a piece of himself to one of the top clubs in the world. With little standing room, hardly a line at the bar and sweat dripping from the everyone standing on the upstairs balcony ... More >>

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    March 6, 2011

    Savoy and Bassnectar keep Avon sweating at Snowball Night Two, 3/5/11

    Photo Britt Chester​ Snowball Music Festival Big Gigantic, Local Natives, Paper Diamond, Lotus, Savoy and Bassnectar Avon, Colorado in the Vail Valley | 3/5/11 The second night of Snowball saw something very similar in terms of weather, as well as hosting the likes of Paper Diamond, Lotus, Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2011

    Big Gigantic at the Fox Theatre, 1/28/11

    ​BIG GIGANTIC with Fresh2Death and Raw Russ The Fox Theatre | 1.28.11 Big Gigantic played the second stop of its Colorado kick-off tour at the Fox Theatre last night in Boulder. The new lights, the openers and the special guest made this stop especially unique. The sold out theater's walls wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Big Gigantic on new album, old sounds and the joys of touring the festival circuit

    ​ Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken are Big Gigantic, the sweeping Boulder-based duo taking over festivals. Born from Lalli's own creative and abstract mind, the act came about after years of formal music training in New York, playing with the Motet and utilizing MySpace to spread their beats f ... More >>