Big Gigantic kicked off their tour in Sioux Falls, South Dakota last week to promote their new album “The Night Is Young”. The tour, with the same title as the album, includes big opening acts such as Manic Focus, gLAdiator, CAKEDUP and Late Night Radio. Their Sioux Falls stop featured Manic Focus as the opener, as well as local DJ – DJ Kor. Sioux Falls has been keeping pace with booking EDM shows lately, with Big Gigantic and Griz playing just one year earlier, along with other acts such as TYR, Minnesota, K Theory and Mitis in the past few months.
The venue, The District, is less than a year old and this show was their first EDM show since it's opening. The venue itself was very impressive. The first floor was very open with no huge cement pillars to block your view from the sides. The second floor had zig-zag style balconies, a large bar on the back side and VIP seating on one side of the balconies.
The music began as DJ Kor kicked off the night with a great mix of remixes from classic 90s/2000s Hip Hop tracks. Everything from the Mayeda Remix of Montell Jordan's “This Is How We Do It” to Candyland's remix of “Tipsy” by J-Kwon. Everyone loves throwbacks, and the Sioux Falls crowd was no exception.
Next up was the always entertaining Manic Focus. Manic put down his usual Funk Dub style with old school samples, making for a very fitting transition between Kor and Big Gigantic. Some of Manic's tracks included his remixes of Kaskade's “Move For Me”, RHCP's “Dani California” and “Mad World” by Gary Jones.
Big Gigantic was up and right off the bat they opened with their remix of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' “Can't Hold Us”. After dropping other big remixes, the duo jumped into tracks from their new album. Overall, Big Gigantic played a majority of their new album, including ending with the slower but still very funky “Shooting Stars” as part of their encore.
The Night Is Young Tour still has dates available on Big Gigantic's event page and is selling out fast, so buy your tickets now!