It’s the life of a journalist. Sometimes you're backstage at a show and you bump into some of your favorite DJ/Producers and you just start talking to them, completely randomly. Adventure Club, the Canadian duo of Christian Srigley and Leighton James, walked into the room and I made a beeline to their manager asking for a quick chat. The duo is every Adventure Club bit as lively in dialogue as they are in their live sets and sometimes they joke so much, you don’t know when to take them seriously, which is probably the point.
RS: I hear you guys are about to go on a big Safe and Sound tour, who are you going on the road with?
Adventure Club: We are going on the road with Flux Pavilion, Excision, Zeds Dead, Caked Up, Destroid, Terravita, and UZ. We are pretty much going on tour with all of our favorite acts from when we started making music back in 2011.
RS: When you go on these tours do y’all do a lot of production and collaborations on the road with them?
Adventure Club: We are going to try to; it is going to be our first time going on tour with any of these guys. We are actually really excited to try and start up some projects with everyone.
RS: Congratulations on the big Krewella track, it really is one of the biggest tracks of 2014.
Adventure Club: “Rise and Fall” was one of our first tracks in 2012, but it took wings and got more attention in 2014.
RS: I also love that you guys got involved in that “Fuck Cancer” movement.
Adventure Club: It started with Electric Family, we have been working with them for a while now and they are a great organization. What they do is facilitate charity work with other artists and we just chose to give to Fuck Cancer. We liked everything about Fuck Cancer and we thought that they were edgy and it kind of worked in the scene and would actually speak to people in the scene.
RS: Would y’all comment on a rumor that’s been going around - is it true that you guys ghost-produced “Selfie”?
Adventure Club: In a very existential way, if you were to look at it very abstractly, than yes. We’ve had to clear the air about it for a long time. It is a joke that the Chain Smokers and we have had for about 4 or 5 months now. I guess one blog took it way too far and it got blown out of proportion. But they made the song, they put their heart and soul into everything that they make, we had nothing to do with it.
RS: Congratulations on the Life In Color Anthem this year, did you do the full tour with them?
Adventure Club: For the most part, we did as many dates as we could; it was a lot of around the globe dates. They get people that come out from all corners of the world and it’s always a lot of fun and everyone gets covered in paint.
RS: What are you guys working on right now?
Adventure Club: A couple of projects, we have two new singles coming out. We have a song called “Fade” with Zak Waters who is also on the Unleashed – Life in Colors anthem and then we have a new 128 progressive house song that we are super excited about tentatively called “The Drug” with Dallas K.
RS: So where does the name Adventure Club come from?
Adventure Club: It’s a secret; we always make up a different story.
RS: Well make one up for us at Club Planet.
Adventure Club: This might be the truth and might not be. We opened up 2 pages in the dictionary and pointed at 2 different words and that is how we got our name.
Interview conducted August 2014 during Summer Sessions in Atlantic City.