The electronic duo Adventure Club has had a huge year in 2019. Leighton James and Christian Srigley have built an empire within the electronic dance community, playing at some of the largest festivals and collaborating with musical geniuses. Their remix of “Crave You” by Flight Facilities is still one of the most loved songs in the EDM world. It went #1 on Dance and Electronic charts while also gaining over 34 million streams on SoundCloud.
This year I got the chance to see them in rare form: a b2b. At EDC Orlando, the duo teamed up with Bear Grillz to bring us on a Bass journey. Through both heavy-hitting and melodic tunes, my attention was completely captured. Though I had the opportunity to experience them in the VIP area, I wanted to be in the middle dancing with the huge crowd. The energy did not disappoint! It kept me groovin’ despite my legs begging for some rest. I also belted some of my favorite songs, like Adventure Club’s remix of “Foxes” by Youth.
We had the unique opportunity to catch up with Adventure Club about their set, and what they have in store for us the rest of 2019.
This weekend you all did a b2b with Bear Grillz. What is your process of navigating a b2b vs. creating your own set? How far do you plan ahead?
Firstly, I think this was both ours and Bear Grillz first-ever official b2b set and it was a great experience. The process was pretty straight forward, both of us play similar type of sets, so we just kind of made a folder of everything we would normally play and then went on stage and had fun.
The scene is always shifting and moving new music is coming out every single day, new sound is being developed. What has been the biggest challenge for you guys in staying relevant with the changing landscape?
We’ve never really taken the approach of constantly delivering music, we’ve always tried to make unique tracks that have lasting effects upon our fans and new audiences. Musically, we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished. The biggest challenge is navigating social media, we’re both pretty reclusive and although we understand the importance of “living life on camera” its something that we’re not fully comfortable with.
People have been speculating more new music soon, what should we expect?
2019, I think we’ve actually dropped the most music in a single year ever and we don’t plan on stopping. New EP shortly, really excited about our new Yuna collaboration
We have also seen you asking fans what they want from new music, but what do you want? Do you all enjoy creating more bass-heavy music or more feelsy songs, and why?
We honestly love both, it makes for a more emotionally in-depth rollercoaster during live shows.
If you all could collaborate with anyone who would it be and why?
Cat Power, something about the blend of styles we think would just be awesome.
When you’re on tour, what do you miss most about being home?
Routine, as much as we try our best to have a routine on tour, some days it’s just difficult. We love morning rituals and a solid workflow, that just goes out the window sometimes when you’re on tour. That and our dogs lol
Do you all keep anything special on your rider you couldn’t live without?
Magic The Gathering cards
You can check out their newest EP, “The Death or Glory Sessions“, which came out this past October below.