Genre-bending Boulder, CO-based duo Big Gigantic have joined forces with Brooklyn, NY hip-hop artist/producer Kota the Friend for a mesmerizing new single. “Deja Vu (w/Kota The Friend)” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services.
“We’ve been a fan of Kota the Friend for a while now,” says Big Gigantic’s Dominic Lalli. “So hyped that we got to link up him for ‘Deja Vu!’”
“This is a collaboration that was straightforward and made sense,” says Kota the Friend. “Big Gigantic created this cool beat that was perfect for this song. We both stayed true to what we do and the result is a bangin’ track.”
TO “DEJA VU (W/KOTA THE FRIEND)”
“DEJA VU (W/KOTA THE FRIEND)” MUSIC VIDEO
“Deja Vu” follows the arrival earlier this year of Big Gigantic’s most recent collaboration with shapeshifting maestro GRiZ, “Open Your Mind,” available everywhere now for streaming and download. A mind-expanding official music video is streaming now at YouTube.
“Open Your Mind” marks the latest chapter in Big Gigantic and GRiZ’s longtime creative relationship following such fan favorites as “Daily Routine,” “Power,” “C’mon,” and the 2015 smash, “Good Times Roll,” the latter now boasting over 40M worldwide streams after garnering more than two dozen top tier sync placements, including Apple, ESPN, and more.
TO BIG GIGANTIC x GRiZ “OPEN YOUR MIND”
“OPEN YOUR MIND” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
Big Gigantic recently announced Rowdytown X, their 10th annual headline event set for September 23 and 24 at Morrison, CO’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The two-day festival will see headline performances from Big Gigantic alongside sets by special guests including Joyride, INZO, and Biicla (September 23) and Mitis, Jantsen, and MZG (September 24). Tickets are on sale now HERE.
In addition, Big Gigantic have slated a number of summer live dates, including top-billed festival appearances at Rothbury, MI’s Electric Forest (Sunday, June 26) and Long Pond, PA’s Elements Music & Arts Festival (Sunday, August 22) as well as a very special East Coast Rowdytown event set for July 30 at Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Mirage. Additional dates will be announced. For updates and ticket information, please visit www.biggigantic.net/tour
26 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest 2022
30 – Brooklyn, NY – Rowdytown @ The Brooklyn Mirage
22 – Long Pond, PA – Elements Music & Arts Festival
23 – Morrison, CO – Rowdytown X @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
24 – Morrison, CO – Rowdytown X @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
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ABOUT BIG GIGANTIC:
Founded by Boulder, CO-based saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken, Big Gigantic emerged in 2009 with an utterly original fusion of electronica, hip-hop, pop, and jazz to create a dance music sound all their own. The duo quickly earned critical acclaim and a fervent fan following with show-stealing festival sets and a non-stop series of independent releases including 2016’s breakthrough LP, Brighter Future, which debuted at #2 on Billboard’s “Top Dance/Electronic Albums” chart fueled by such multi-million streaming hits as “All of Me (Feat. Logic & ROZES),” “The Little Things (Feat. Angela McCluskey),” “Highly Possible (Feat. Waka Flocka Flame),” and “Miss Primetime (Feat. Pell),” to name just a few. 2020 saw the arrival of their acclaimed seventh album, Free Your Mind, followed in 2021 by the Leisure Season Vol. 1 EP. Now boasting more than 1.5M monthly listeners via Spotify alone, Big Gigantic have also proven an unforgettable live act with performances at such gatherings as Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Electric Forest, as well as their own annual Rowdytown headline event at Morrison, CO’s world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre. In addition, the duo has earned a wide array of high-profile sync placements spanning Apple, Fox’s Empire, ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, sporting events including Wimbledon, NASCAR, and the NBA, and more. In 2016, Big Gigantic established A Big Gigantic Difference
, a 501(c)3 initiative raising more than $1M for local non-profit organizations across the country thus far.
ABOUT KOTA THE FRIEND:
Hailed by UPROXX as “the most commercially viable independent artist since Chance the Rapper,” Kota the Friend is an acclaimed hip-hop recording artist and producer who has amassed over 400M global streams along with over 6M monthly listeners around the world. A trained musician who plays the trumpet, guitar, and keyboard, he launched his hugely successful independent hip-hop skate culture brand, FLTBYS (FLIGHT BOYS)
, in 2008 when just a junior attending the prestigious Brooklyn High School of the Arts. 2020 saw his critically acclaimed sophomore album, EVERYTHING, make a spectacular chart debut at #1 on Billboard’s “Top Hip-Hop/R&B Albums” chart, along with his first-ever appearance on the overall Billboard 200. Among his more recent accomplishments, Kota scored two top 5 iTunes and Spotify debuts with a pair of 2021 releases including To Kill A Sunrise, a collaborative album with the iconic Statik Selektah, and his own Lyrics To GO, Vol 2. This year sees the release of Kota’s eagerly awaited Memo, due to arrive everywhere in summer 2022.