Big Gigantic Meets Its High-energy Match, the Mavs Drumline

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You might think you know Big Gigantic. The EDM duo—who released their sixth album, Brighter Future, in 2016—are kings of the festival circuit. Every year they attract crowds of thousands to Coachella, Bonnaroo and Rowdytown, their own festival in their home state of Colorado.

But Dominic Lalli’s and Jeremy Salken’s resumes contain a few surprises. Saxophonist Lalli is classically trained, having graduated from the Manhattan School of Music. And drummer Salken hasn’t always been into dance music. At one point, he toured the world with a bluegrass band.

Which is to say that Big Gigantic is unstoppable and unpredictable, qualities the duo will lean into on May 12 when they perform at Array at the Bomb Factory with none other than the Dallas Mavericks Drumline.

Array, part of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s multidisciplinary SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival, seeks to pair the world’s most dynamic performers with Dallas artists in interesting and unexpected ways. When it came time to find a mate for Big Gigantic, the Array team had a tough case on its hands. How do you amplify an act that’s already an energy explosion?

Array’s answer: with a whole lot more percussion. The Dallas Mavericks Drumline was formed in 2003 by a group of passionate Dallas-area drummers. If you’ve ever been to a Mavericks home game, you’ve heard them perform—whether from the Budweiser Sound Stage or on the court during halftime.

It’s a match made in heaven between the Drumline, who were already Big Gigantic fans, and the EDM titans. Buy your tickets for May 12 to hear how the Mavericks drummers take Big Gigantic’s EDM wall of sound to new heights.