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Adventures in dubstep, coming soon to Barrymore’s

By Sharon Cheung on January 20, 2016

Jonesing for your first show for 2016?

Montreal-based duo Adventure Club will be playing at Barrymore’s January 23rd, 30th and 31st, and will bring all the wanderlust feels. As one of their stops on their Made in Canada homecoming tour, Apt613 had the chance to chat with Leighton James of the electronic music pair.

Before Escapade, WayHome, and other festivals of that ilk, Adventure Club’s Christian Srigley and Leighton began forming their story through a screamo band during their formative university days. Eventually, they got bored of the pop-punk scene and discovered Skrillex.

Explosive tunes like “Crave You,” “To a Friend,” Love Lost,” and “Lullabies” were doozies that put them on the map and with a distinct reputation of remixing indie classics like MSMR’s “Hurricane” and Metric’s “Collect Call,” we asked them how their style has changed over the years.

“When we first got into dubstep, we began with a heavy, grimy sound but then over time we established a more melodic show step side,” says Leighton of Adventure Club.

“Our sound has become more down-tempo. It’s a mélange of our past sounds and a saturation of our musical influences ranging from Flux Pavilion to Damien Rice.”

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We also asked how they reacted when they found out that “Crash 2.0” was used as the anthem for Electric Daisy Carnival 2015. According to Leighton, the poutine on the dining room table was cast aside, clothes were torn off and there was a lot of running around in the snow. How Canadian can they get?

But while their style has evolved, their love for their fans hasn’t changed. This will be about their 8th show in Ottawa and they’re eager for more.

“Ottawa was our first show. We keep coming back because we have a lot of love for this city and we can’t wait to party with you all!”

See Adventure Club perform at Barrymore’s Music Hall Saturday January 23, Saturday January 30, and Sunday January 31. You can purchase tickets here to get your taste of wobble goodness. You can also find Adventure Club on Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, and YouTube.