Drummer Jeremy Salken and saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic embody their band’s namesake in every sense of the word.
From selling out Red Rocks Amphitheater in their home state of Colorado five consecutive times for their annual Rowdytown event, to hitting Indonesia with Mad Decent and jet-setting around the world to play every major festival imaginable, the live electronica band reaches international audience with their infamously boisterous sound.
“It’s something that’s your duty as someone in a community, to help other people that are in need.”
While Big Gigantic’s popularity explodes as they play a distinct role in blending jazz and hip-hop elements into the electronic genre, their musical footprint is equally paralleled by their continuous philanthropic involvement. elaborates,
“We always wanted to be able to use our platform to help other people, raise awareness and spread the word,” Salken elaborates. It’s something that’s your duty as someone in a community, to help other people that are in need. It helps enrich your life, and is a kind of paying it forward situation.”
Before the duo had an exponentially growing platform, philanthropy has been a priority for Big Gigantic since their inception. Back in 2008, their debut show benefitted charity organization Conscious Alliance, to aid residents of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Over the course of their charitable history, Big Gigantic has spread the love around to a wide variety of organizations, from assisting troubled youth to animal rescue.
To maximize their charity involvement, the duo founded A Big Gigantic Difference Foundation in 2016 before touring North America for their Brighter Future album. $1 of every ticket sold on the 22-date tour went to a select charity in each market, raising over $20,000 in the organization’s first year.
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