Artist Spotlight: Adventure Club
Posted: Saturday, February 9th, 2019
Calling All Superheroes
One of the hottest acts in electronic music right now, ADVENTURE CLUB (Christian Srigley and Leighton James) has been a tireless source of banging remixes, uplifting summertime anthems, infectious DJ mixes, and explosive live shows since the duo’s musical trip took off in 2010. At the pace these guys move and with the release of their debut EP Calling All Heroes (BMG)—which hit #1 on the iTunes Dance Album chart in the US and Canada, as well as ranked over 10 HypeM #1 hits—there’s no time to stop for a breather.
ADVENTURE CLUB is a production outfit specializing in meshing dubstep’s chainsaw synths with delicate vocals and surprisingly upbeat melodies, creating a sound that’s uniquely theirs. They’ve remixed the likes of Brand New, Thrice, Alexisonfire and Metric, just to name a few, while stunning listeners with their collaborations such as “Rise & Fall” with Krewella. One of their most favored remixes is of Malaysian songstress Yuna’s “Lullabies,” which was used in the opening sequence of Ultra Music Festival’s 2013 aftermovie.
Performing live has actually become a big part of life for ADVENTURE CLUB. Over the course of the past couple years, the duo has appeared at Lollapalooza, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival and Electric Zoo, just to name a few, and crisscrossed the country on multiple US tours. They’ve added an arsenal of visual effects and LED panels for their current Superheroes Anonymous tour in support of their Calling All Heroes EP. The duo’s four-track EP is its most expansive yet. On it, Christian and Leighton team again with Yuna as the emotional heft of her voice soars over hands-in-the-air bass beats on lead single “Gold.” (This collaboration with Yuna also garnered Adventure Club another significant festival promo spot as the lead track on Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas’ 2014 announcement trailer). Later, they apply their dark, haunting low end with heart-wrenching melody, and an anthemic electro-house rhythm with “Thunderclap.” The EP also includes “Crash,” as well as “Wonder,” which has the pair teaming up with Australian producer the Kite String Tangle.