Sky High Tour
17 N 9th St
Columbia, MO, 65201-4845
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Watch & Listen
Big Gigantic, whose blend of mind-bending beats, thunderous bass, and frenetic melodies has developed a rabid following since forming in 2008, has taken their sound to yet another dimension with the release of their newest album 'Nocturnal' (available now for FREE download at www.biggigantic.net). The album, by Boulder, CO-based saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken, solidifies Big Gigantic as a key player in the worlds of electronic, dance, and hip-hop.
With a provocative sound that's as thoughtful as it is danceable, Big Gigantic's new songs like "Nocturnal" and "Hopscotch" weave whirling melodies into addictive beats and samples that wouldn't sound out of place on a Kanye West or LCD Soundsystem single. No genre is off-limits for Big Gigantic, whose breakthrough sound channels everything from funk and dub-step to house and hip-hop.
After graduating with a master's degree in jazz at the Manhattan School of Music, Lalli relocated to Boulder and began performing with Salken, experimenting with the idea of interpreting traditional DJ-based music with live instruments. The duo built up early hype in 2008 with local shows and one-offs around the country before releasing their debut album 'Fire It Up' in 2009 and embarking on a full US tour.
Already a smash on the festival circuit, Big Gigantic's transcendent live shows are a showcase of brilliant improvisation and a tightly-knit bond between Salken and Lalli, who breathlessly alternates between keys, sax and laptop, building a futuristic wall of sound that keeps the crowd on its feet. The marathon shows feature a variety of songs new, old and unreleased, as well as outside-of-the-box remixes including Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow," Aloe Blacc's 'I need a Dollar,' and Notorious B.I.G.'s "Notorious Thugs."
Christian Bauhofer, known by his fans as his party crushing alter ego Minnesota, is a producer and DJ heralding from Santa Cruz, CA that has been lighting up venues across the country with his frantic energy and pounding bass. At 23 years old, Minnesota has recently spent his time touring with acts such as Big Gigantic and Paper Diamond while artists like Bassnectar and PANTyRAID have been incorporating his tracks into their sets. "Quickly becoming a staple in my sets," commented Bassnectar when discussing the use of Minnesota's track "Push It". "Perfect for when I need a track that is epic and churning but also melodically hyped."
Minnesota's goal seems simple; to release diverse productions that can win over any crowd. The support of his management team, agency, and some of the world's greatest artists can only attribute to his hunger for more time spent on the road and in the studio. To those that haven't had the opportunity to see Minnesota perform, just wait until his tour rolls out this summer. To put it lightly, Minnesota is a name to watch. For Minnesota, the future is bright as he spends his time producing new tracks and finds himself playing more events than ever. If you haven't heard about him until now, know that Minnesota is a name to watch.
"In an ever-growing sea of Electronic Dance Music filled with generic and bland tracks, a new collaboration between BurnHard and Brendan Vintedge; cuts through the static and sub-bass like a blade. These two are showcasing a new sound from the converging music, influences, tastes and markets of EDM and popular music. Blending contemporary musical influences with the more modern sounds of Chillstep/Chillout, Trap Music, Electro House, and Dubstep.
Both are artists of a different caliber that have once worked under different names and between the two have released over 70+ recordings as singles, EPs and Albums. Leaving behind an old sound and sentiments to the type of music they made, with a new sound that they wanted to create. With a leap forward into futuristic and intelligent musical territory, they are trying to help change the direction of EDM to a genre with more songs with meaning and feeling; instead of hollow tracks and dance floor fillers. Now the two have almost completed a seminal, new and fresh body of work for release, and the duo look forward to a signing and release of the material soon." - EDM Insider
$20.50 in Advance $25 Day of Show
Tickets Available at the Door
MINORS: $2 cash surcharge at the door for anyone under the age of 21.
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