DALLAS MAVERICKS DRUMLINE TO COLLABORATE WITH EDM TITAN BIG GIGANTIC

by Dan M | Posted on Saturday, May 5th, 2018

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May 2, 2018 (DALLAS, TX) The Dallas Mavericks are helping Big Gigantic double down on its high-energy EDM act. On May 12, the duo will perform with the Dallas Mavericks Drumline as part of Array, a one-night-only music, art and tech event at The Bomb Factory in Dallas.

Big Gigantic is made up of classically trained saxophonist Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken. They’re known for their appearances at major festivals such as Coachella and Bonnaroo and released their sixth album, Brighter Future, in 2016.

Lalli and Salken have been working with eight members of the Mavericks Drumline to prepare for the collaboration for over two months. “They’re great musicians,” Lalli said in a recent interview with Dallas publication Central Track.

The Mavs Drumline was formed in 2003 by a group of passionate Dallas-area drummers. Fans who have attended a Mavericks home game have heard them perform—whether from the Budweiser Sound Stage or on the court during halftime.

“In the 10 years I’ve been in the Drumline, this is the first time that we’ve been able to perform with somebody on Big Gigantic’s level,” said snare drummer Todd Jackson.  “We want to make sure that we bring it and make the most out of this opportunity.”

Array is part of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s multidisciplinary SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival. Like SOLUNA as a whole, Array will use science, technology and other innovative methods to explore the space where contemporary and classical art overlap.

 Array seeks to accomplish this is by pairing some of the world’s most dynamic performers with Dallas performing arts groups in unexpected ways. In addition to Big Gigantic with the Mavs Drumline, you’ll see one of the greatest rappers of all time, Nas, perform live with members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Grammy-nominated Icelandic rock band Kaleo score a performance by theDallas Neo-Classical Ballet; and English singer-songwriter Jacob Banks join forces with the gospel choir from our city’s own Fame school, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

Between sets, fans can enjoy a bite from local food trucks on an outdoor patio lounge. Then pop into Canton Hall next door, which will host a free interactive exhibit of works by 8 Dallas-based visual artists, including everything from a 360-degree virtual reality experience to sculptures with visitors’ faces projected onto them.

From the music to the visual art, Array’s lineup has been curated to create an atmosphere that will propel the participating artists outside their comfort zones. It all fits snugly within SOLUNA’s mission of placing Dallas talent in an international context, and representing the city’s breadth of art and what it means to the people who live here.

For more information on the SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival, visit https://www.mydso.com/soluna.  Tickets are available at TheBombFactory.com.

For more information on the Mavs Drumline, visit Mavs.com, Facebook , Twitter and Instagram, or check out the promo video for the event here.

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