Grand Rapids, Michigan plays home to one of the greatest dance music venues in the Midwest. The Intersection has been making a name for itself in the dance community for years and have done wonders for the City of Grand Rapids. The venue has played host to some of the biggest names in electronic music and this Feburary 23rd, The Intersection will be home to Conspirator and Break Science for the night. Ty Beat will be playing direct support for the night. Tickets are available now and are moving fast. Curated Music is proud to announce that we will be teaming up with our family at The Intersection for this huge show. To celebrate, we would like to hook up one of our fans with a pair of tickets to see Conspirator and Break Science at The Intersection on Feb. 23rd. GOOD LUCK!
When we think of live music these days, its hard to not rank Big Gigantic as one of the growing greats.”We’re always just trying to learn from where we were at, from what we’ve done, and really try to push the envelope” expounds Big Gigantic producer and saxophonist Dominic Lalli, “Getting better, getting bigger, we’re definitely in that business.” Performing on a level that rivals any touring group in music today, Big Gigantic has gotten in the habit of doing things huge. On the front-end of their Winter Tour 2013, Dominic and drummer, Jeremy Salken are prepping for the biggest Big Gigantic tour yet. We had a minute to catch up with Dom yesterday and posted our phone Q&A below.
The Big Gigantic Winter Tour 2013 kicked off last week with a handful of dates in the south with support from trill twins Two Fresh. The tour features a brand new stage design that is bigger, badder, and better than anything you have seen from Big Gigantic before. With thirty stops on the tour, there is so much to look forward to. “We’re playing some awesome venues that we’ve never gotten to headline”, Dom excitedly explains, “We’re going to lots of places we really love to go too. It’s cool to be back in a lot of these cities”. The tour continues with support from Kill Paris, Manic Focus, and HeRobust on select dates.
We are also excited to hear that Big Gigantic is planning on releasing a new album come Fall. Dom tells us about keeping his production levels high on the road, “I’m always trying to figure out how to become more efficient. All I’m doing is working on music the whole time on this tour.” he explains. We are thankful for that and can’t wait to hear what the dynamic duo have in store for their fifth album. For now we can be sure to sneak some previews of the new tunes on this tour.
You can catch Big Gigantic on any of the Winter Tour 2013 stops. Big G rolls into Michigan this Friday, February 8th for a sold out performance at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids followed by a huge show on Saturday, February 9th at Royal Oak Music Theater in Royal Oak. Get your tickets now because you definitely do not want to be left out. “This tour is turning out to be the best tour ever,” Dom proudly boasts and we look forward to being able to attest to that!
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On the front end of their Winter Tour, Big Gigantic has huge plans to bring their all on the 30 stop adventure. Bringing along friends Two Fresh, Kill Paris, Manic Focus, and HeRobust on select dates, it appears that there will be some crazy shenanigans taking place on that bus (not to mention the potential collaborations!). The Winter Tour will be selling out most of their dates and we expect for sell outs for both Michigan Dates. Big Gigantic will be rolling into Michigan on Feb. 8th in Grand Rapids at the Orbit Room and then playing the next night on Feb. 9th in Royal Oak at the Royal Oak Music Theater. Tickets are on sale for all tour dates now or you can test your luck and try and win tickets to your choice of either of the Michigan dates!
It is clear that Emancipator‘s heart and soul went into producing his newest and fourth full length album Dusk to Dawnwhich dropped today on his newly formed LoCi Records. The album features a revamped Emancipator sound, a bit more electric, much more worldly, and much more mature. We have been huge Emancipator fans since we first heard his tunes a few years ago. Since then we have listened to the Emancipator sound develop and morph into the smoothest combinations of electro, instrumentals percussion, and all different elements and styles of production.
It is a pleasure to listen to Emancipator and it is something we here at Curated Music partake in often. The album showcases 10 brand new beautiful, original studio tracks and includes collaborations and features from many artists like D.V.S. contributing guitar, and Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic contributing saxophone to tracks. Of course, the infamous strings of Ilya Goldberg can be heard on quite a few of the tracks. We are falling in love with Emancipator all over again.
In the midst of his huge Winter Tour with support from Tor, Mux Mool, Eliot Lipp, and others, the Portland based producer has truly put the album title ‘Dusk to Dawn’ to real meaning, staying up through the night, show after show, with violinist and right hand man Ilya Goldberg to perfect the album and add the finishing touches. It is exciting to be able to listen to tracks this fresh. Be sure you listen and grab your copy of Emancipator’s new album, Dusk to Dawn out now on LoCi Records. Cheers!
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Want to WIN a pair of tickets to see GRiZ LIVE at The Intersection on Jan. 31st???? GRiZ is returning to his home-state and we want to hook you up with tickets! All you have to do is follow the instructions below to enter. Want to be safe and purchase tickets to the show?? Head to Sectionlive.com and grab your presales! The winner will be announced on Monday! GOOD LUCK!!!
Emancipator is about to make another splash in the electronic music community with the Portland based producer dropping a new album, Dusk To Dawn on his newly established label, LoCi Records. The album will be fourth original full length release from Emancipator with each one solidifying his popularity and dedicated fan-base surmountable metrics. In anticipation of the album and in celebration of the 44-stop North American tour, Emancipator has released the beautiful music video for the single off Dusk to Dawn, “Minor Cause“. The video is stunning and fits the track perfectly. Emancipator makes three stops in our home state of Michigan on route for tour with Kalamazoo last night, Grand Rapids on Wednesday the 23rd at The Intersection, and Detroit on Thursday the 24th at The Majestic. We are excited to catch up with Emancipator and see what’s in store for the rest of the tour. Below, check out the official music video for “Minor Cause” as well as our exclusive interview with Emancipator from this past Summer. Much love!!
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Want to WIN a pair of tickets to see GRiZ LIVE in his home state of Michigan at The Intersection in Grand Rapids on Jan. 31st???? The contest is for a pair of tickets, the winner will have their name (+1) added to the box office guest list. Want to be safe and purchase tickets? Head to Sectionlive.com for presales! We hope to see you on Jan. 31 for GRiZ!!!!
Curated Music is excited to announce that GRiZ will be returning to his home state of Michigan for a very special night in Grand Rapids at The Intersection! Curated Music is co-presenting the night with The Intersection and we have some special treats in store for you. Throughout the next couple weeks, you can find our Detroit street team passing out flyers and spreading the word that Jan. 31st, you need to be at The Intersection for GRiZ. We will also be running a couple contests to hook up some lucky fans with some tickets to the show and maybe even some GRiZ swag. We are already counting down the minutes until GRiZ takes the stage in Grand Rapids. If you’ve never witnessed GRiZ perform, this show will blow you away. GRiZ has been selling out venues across the country and is on the way to have an extremely busy 2013 packed with shows, tours, and festival dates. This show will sell out. Presale tickets are $15 via online sales. Special guests will be announced soon.