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Electronic bands take Oklahoma City by storm - Oklahoma Daily

Written by Erik Anderson. Posted in News Feed

Electronic bands take Oklahoma City by storm

by   |  March 4, 2013  |  
Electronic bands take Oklahoma City by storm - Oklahoma Daily

Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic plays the saxophone during a concert at Oklahoma City's Farmers Public Market on Sunday night.

Sunday night Oklahoma City was blessed with the presence of three diverse electronic bands—The Phoenix Bros., Herobust and Big Gigantic—and when the doors opened at 7:30 p.m. there was already a line of people waiting anxiously to see the show.

The Phoenix Bros., a group from Tulsa, took the stage first. Their sound was definitely different from anything I had ever heard before, but their set was difficult to get into because they had so much going on at the same time. Bass drops and adding different layers of electronic music made it difficult to hear what was going on with their music.

Herobust made his way on stage around 9:15, and this guy absolutely killed his set. Mixing genres all across the electronic dance music spectrum from drum and bass to trap, Herobust brought the house down for an hour. Watch out for him because he could easily become the next big star. During his set he remixed Krewella’s hit "Alive," as well as Hardwell’s "Spaceman;" which added a lot of excitement for the main attraction, Big Gigantic.

After about a 30-minute wait, Big Gigantic hit the stage. From Dominic Lalli’s first sax note to the last clash of Jeremy Salken’s drums, the group gave OKC all it could handle of its inaugural dose of Big Gigantic music.

The only way to describe Big Gigantic’s sound is by mixing the saxophone with drums, and adding electronic music. Sounds pretty easy, but the way Big Gigantic mixed different subgenres of electronic dance music into their set was spectacular. In some songs they jammed to dubstep mixed with saxophone, and other songs were more infused with live drums and electronically produced bass drops.

Everything just clicked, and there were moments in their set when everyone in the crowd went nuts because they knew something awesome was about to happen. The ambiance was amazing, and after an hour and a half set, Big Gigantic said farewell to OKC.

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