With the advent of winter comes a dearth of the massive festivals that define the warmer months so thoroughly. Luckily for those in the dance music community, the colder months often bring some new fiery, high-profile mixes to warm the soul. From RL Grime’s chilling Halloween IV mix to Excision’s heated Shambhala mix (out November 21), artists are drawn to this time of year to release a sort of literary catalog of their growth and closure from certain sonic elements.
Big Gigantic is one of those few electronic acts who’ve only continued to rise to new heights in 2017. The Colorado-based duo comprised of Jeremy Salken and Dominic Lalli have sold out their sixth annual Rowdytown event at Red Rocks, released a full remix album of their 2016 Brighter Future project, and made time this summer to get personal with DA.
The fourth installment of their “Winter Chill Mix” is a funky, fun collection of sounds to match the season — complete with changing tempos, smooth saxophone transitions from Dom, and a hip-hop groove appeal that is a gift to any holiday party this year. From the Big G’s inclusion of Hayden James‘ chilling ballad “Numb” to their very own ID remix of Alina Baraz and Khalid‘s “Electric,” the full mix signals a tempered and soothing take on what was and what is to come on the horizon of their growth and change.
Heatweaver – Jaw Gems
Numb (feat. GRACE) – Hayden James
Stay Close – Anth M
Feel It Still – Portugal. The Man (Nikö Blank Remix)
Braindrain – Sun Parade
Promises (feat. Noah Slee) – Ben Esser
Flight Of The Flamingo – Flamingosis
Listen To Soul, Listen To Blues – SAFIA
Closer (feat. Jennie A.) – Lemaitre
Bring The Funk Back – Big Gigantic (The Geek x Vrv Remix)
Electric (feat. Khalid) – Alina Baraz (ID remix)
No Fear – DeJ Loaf
Hands (feat. Denai Moore) – Point Point
C’mon (feat. GRiZ) – Big Gigantic (Cloudchord Remix)
South Of The River – Tom Misch
Am I Wrong (feat. Schoolboy Q) – Anderson Paak
Walk With Me (feat. KUČKA) – Cosmo’s Midnight
Over & Under – Party Pupils
Side King – Jaw Gems (Dom Sax Outro mix)