Big Gigantic is launching their fall tour at Red Rocks Amphitheatre for two nights of their highly-anticipated Rowdytown XI this weekend, September 29th and 30th, presented by thissongissick. Setting the stage this year will be Wreckno, Bijou and Jason Leech on Friday and Memba, Wavedash and ALIGN on Saturday. Tickets are still available, for now…
Ahead of the weekend for our souls, explore the backstory and top jams from the artists on the lineup and discover the themes for each night.
Big Gigantic’s Rowdytown XI Lineup
While last year brought Big G’s new album, Brighter Futures II with collaborations with Brooke Williams, GRiZ, Elohim and Harold O’Neal, just to name a few, this year Big Gigantic has continued to progress their sound to truly offer drops for everyone under the electric sky as they released the first EP under GIGANTIC NGHTMRE and have been rolling out new tracks and remixes with artists such as AHEE, Cloudchord and their new driving remake of ‘Keep on Rising’ with Aloe Blacc.
GIGANTIC NGHTMRE Debut EP
Show up early, stay late and get weird.
Jason Leech opens Friday, with influence from Pink Floyd, Flume and RL Grime as well as collaborations with CloZee, Luzcid, and Zeds Dead, his jamtronica feel on the keys and undertones of bass has led Jason to previously open for Big G, Griz and Galantis and land slots on festival lineups such as Asteria, Interstellar, and Lost Lands.
Bijou follows, a star in the fast-paced world of G-House, consistently pushing the genre’s boundaries with his unique and powerful sound. His 2016 collaboration with Dr. Fresch, “Hello,” marked a pivotal moment in his music career and the Future Ghetto movement.
With support from renowned artists like AC Slater, Destructo, Don Diablo, and more, BIJOU’s releases, including tracks like “Gotta Shine” and “Louis V,” have ignited the dance scene and solidified his presence. Enjoy his latest, night bass release, ‘2 Step’.
Then comes the highly-sough after, Wreckno set. From a small town in Michigan to being called one of “electronic music’s brightest rising stars,” Wreckno is a queer rapper, producer, DJ creating a safe space for LGBTQ+ people in EDM. His music has charted #1 in TikTok’s Pride category (followed by Donna Summer & Madonna), was featured in Fortnite and the Queer as Folk reboot, and has garnered support from some of EDM’s biggest acts.
Wreckno’s previous EP, PANSY, explored the concept of reclaiming and finding power in hate speech once used against him. After a thrilling first-time live performance at Electric Forest, Wreckno’s festival sets at Beyond Wonderland PNW, HARD Summer, Lollapalooza, and Electric Zoo. Our favorite of Wreckno‘s is the title track off his Fantasy EP, or the dreamy ‘Interlude’.
Saturday Stage Setters
Chicago’s ALIGN opens Saturday, the musical project of James Fisher, crafts captivating music for everyday moments, whether it’s your daily commute or a night out with friends. With a young but impressive career, ALIGN has shared stages with acclaimed artists like Louis The Child, Illenium, Autograf, Hayden James, Big Gigantic, and Madeon, while achieving #1 status on HypeMachine for both his remix of Win and Woo‘s track “Constellation” and his original collaboration “All in Our Eyes.” Stay tuned, or you might soon become part of the #Alignment movement.
Hailing from Texas, the production and songwriting trio WAVEDASH gained recognition for their meticulous sound design, catching the eye of Skrillex, who supported them early on. Their unique approach to music attracted the attention of Porter Robinson, RL Grime, and Madeon, propelling them to the forefront of the next generation of genre-blurring producers.
Foreign Family Collective’s, MEMBA, is the brainchild of New York-based production duo Ishaan Chaudhary and Will Curry, crafts electronic music infused with rhythms influenced by ancient cultures. Their musical projects serve as a canvas for expanding their unique universe, with their 2018 EP, SAGA-I, immersing listeners in a fictional world by offering a multisensory experience that allowed them to taste, smell, feel, and see the music at a sold-out Brooklyn warehouse event. Over the past few years, MEMBA has graced the stages of major festivals like Coachella, Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Ultra, Holy Ship!, and Glastonbury, supported renowned acts such as ODESZA and Jai Wolf.