Author: David Heinrich
Big Gigantic brought their funky electric sound to the Majestic Theatre last week for two nights, and I was lucky enough to be one of the few who got to experience. The show was anything but a normal electronic concert. The night started with the opening act: Brasstracks. The New York City-based duo took the stage for an hour-long opening set that had the crowd jamming along from the start. The set featured some of their originals, some of their remixes, and a few familiar covers as well. The Kanye West cover of “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1” with the trumpet replacing Ye’s vocals was especially hype, and really got the crowd dancing. Brasstracks left the stage to raucous applause, and I’m sure next time they are back in Madison, tickets for that show will go quickly. Their brassy electronic sound was a perfect complement to the main event of the evening, and Brasstracks surely gained quite a few fans that evening.
Big Gigantic took the stage after that, and played a long and exciting set. It was full of twists and turns, different styles of electronic music, and of course, a lot of brass and drums. I was particularly impressed by Big Gigantic’s drummer, he didn’t let up the whole time and played the drums flawlessly for the whole set at a high intensity with only a few breaks. The crowd was loving everything that Big G was playing, and the whole squad kept dancing for the whole show. Some highlights of the hour and a half DJ set were the collaboration with GRiZ “Good Times Roll”, the song featuring rapper Logic and vocalist ROZES called “All of Me”, and closer “The Little Things”. In particular, “The Little Things” was a great way to end the night. Here’s hoping the Colorado-based duo graces our presence in Madison again soon.