Saxophone. Invented in 1846 and originally gained popularity as an instrument for European military bands. In the 1920’s its purpose transferred to a better known genre of classical jazz and later into more wide ranging categories of music: opera, symphony orchestra, electronic music… Wait, what? You heard it. As the electronic music scene takes over the world and leaks into mainstream media it becomes harder and harder to find raw talent outside the decks. However, Summer Set bring it big when it comes to the line-up, and one of the spotlights this August is on none other than Big Gigantic. Their forte? The soulful saxophone.
Fusing the sounds of this classical instrument into their music, this duo’s latest release Nocturnal made it to number 2 on Itunes’ Electronic music top charts this year. Most every song skillfully combined glitchy bass with the melodious grooves of the sax that has people moving at festivals all around the country this summer. In addition to their own music, they are masters of remixes; their latest is Adventure Clubs remix of “Do I See Color” available for download on their facebook fanpage. It gets even better since all their albums are free and available at biggigantic.net.
Never been to a Big G show? Check out the footage from this years winter tour and see for yourself!