Big Gigantic and Kill Paris this Saturday in NYC
This Saturday Big Gigantic and Kill Paris will be hitting the New York City scene at Terminal 5. Big Gigantic is known for their innovative use of saxophone with electronic music and is a must-have at all major electronic festivals. Comprised of Dominic (Dom) Lalli on production and sax and Jeremy Salkin on drums, these two have been on fire in the last year since their 2011 album Nocturnal was released (check out an interview we did about the new album here). Last summer at Electric Forest you could literally see Dom on the stage of nearly every major set, performing as a guest with everyone from String Cheese Incident to Griz. The duo is based out of Colorado and began making music together in 2008. Since then, they have been pushing the envelope of electronic music, flowing between jazz, hiphop, rap, dubstep, and more. The unique and exciting sound is what keeps the masses coming over and over again.
Opening for Big G will be none other than Kill Paris, an act definitely not to miss. LA-based Corey Baker is the man behind the curtain, whipping up the musical magic that will have you thrusting from the hips and shoulders and mouthing “Oh my godddd” to your friends, only to suddenly (but seamlessly) switch to an R&B or disco song that has you gently swinging around– I believe that that ability to transition between heavier, harder beats and soulful, old school beats is what drew Big G to ask Kill Paris to the bill. And just like the Great and Powerful Oz, Kill Paris really is a bit of a mystery: his Facebook page is remiss of information, the Bowery event page shows no bio, and a Google search leads you to only a handful of interviews. My research bring me no closer to the essential question: Who is Kill Paris? Perhaps he hopes that his music will simply speak for him…
One fun fact about Baker that I came across is that he is an Ableton-certified trainer and therefore actually teaches in L.A. and hosts Youtube videos where he explains techniques (you can check out Kill Paris’ Youtube channel here). In an interview with Amplified Access he noted, “I learned a lot of production techniques from videos and ‘In The Studio’ interviews, which is why I do tutorial videos and teach. Plus, there [are] a lot of crap tutorial videos out there. I hope to be one of the people who teach and discuss more unique topics and techniques.” This kind of dedication to the field by encouraging new producers and DJs and educating music fans about the skills necessary to make it big is a unique aspect to Kill Paris. Kill Paris isn’t afraid to come down from the DJ booth and work with others, even if they’re not uber-famous, giving him a side that makes me think he actually cares about the music and the potential artists out there.
So, if you’re on the fence about going to this Saturday’s show, don’t be. You’re not going to want to miss out on Big G’s genre-benders and Kill Paris’ groovin’ beats! Pick up tickets to this Saturday’s show here before they sell out.
UPDATE: This show is sold out as of approximately 1:30pm Wednesday, February 13!