February 16 • 9p
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Sound can often conjure color. It's an acute phenomenon that adds another dimension to music. It's not just hearing, but also seeing. Montreal electronic music duo Adventure Club—Christian Srigley and Leighton James—architect a similar sensory experience on their 2016 full-length debut, Red // Blue [BMG], rooted in the deft balance at the heart of their signature style.
The duo formed while attending high school in Montreal as a hardcore pop-punk band, but later decided to move onto the more electronic sound of electronic dance music (EDM) after simply getting bored with the pop-punk sound. The first song to put the duo on the map was their remix[when?] of the song "Daisy" from the studio album Daisy (2009) by the American alternative-rock band Brand New, which was put on The Hype Machine, an MP3 blog aggregator website.
Some of the major influences to their sound include Tiësto, Flux Pavilion, Greeley Estates, Bring Me the Horizon and Skrillex. The duo's signature sound includes high-pitched female vocals with electronic sounds and heavy drops. Through online social network sites, the duo were able to reach new levels of exposure by getting their first music video on the UKF Dubstep's YouTube channel. As of November 2012, the music video to the remix of "Everything to Me" by LIPS has over 2 million views and was produced and directed by Cedric Sequerra of LuckyFish Productions. All of the props, including weapons, helmets & monsters were made by hand by the cast and crew.
Adventure Club has toured across North America, as well as parts of Europe and Australia and have played at various music festivals including the American Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Nevada. They also made their first appearance at the Ultra Music Festival 2013 in Miami and also played at the Ultra Music Festival in Seoul, South Korea in June 2013.