Though formed only a little while back, Adventure Club has accelerated into one of the biggest names in Melodic Dubstep. They have a unique sound that focuses more on the melody, than the beat. Starting off as an internet sensation, the group is slowly garnering a faithful following, especially due to their constant touring, and appearances at major international dance festivals.
The duo met while attending high school together in Montreal. They decided to form a band, citing their similar interest in punk rock and pop punk music, and became a hardcore pop punk band. But Christian Srigley slowly started producing Dubstep as a side hobby to their band, and slowly the duo became more interested in that particular genre. The duo was inspired to move to electronic music after listening to some of the work by electronic producers, Skrillex and Tech-One.
One of the main reasons behind the change was the fact that their new music was getting much more attention than anything else they had previously done. So they simply got bored of the pop punk sound, and crossed over into the electronic music genre.
Their first major hit was a remixed version of the alternate rock band, Brand New’s song, Daisy. The song went viral over the internet, when it was put up by an MP3 blog website, The Hype.
Adventure Club’s signature sound revolves around heavy drops, various electronic sounds and loads of vocal samples, (usually high pitched female vocals). According to the duo, while they do record a lot of remixes, they focus more on sampling vocals, and do not take the entire instrumental tracks of songs and “switch” them up a bit. They create their tracks by taking various vocal samples, and cut them up to make their own melody out of it.
One thing that makes Adventure Club’s sound unique is their use of relatively unknown music software, Cakewalk SONAR. The software is usually not used to record Dubstep or EDM, and is preferred for band oriented recordings, but according the duo, it makes their music unique and sets them apart from their contemporaries.
The band’s music is heavily influenced by electronic dance musicians, like Skrillex, Tiesto, Flux Pavilion and Deadmau5. Along with that, going back to their early hardcore punk roots, the band is also influenced by metal core bands, Bring Me the Horizon and Greeley Estates.
The band was able to find success mainly online, through websites like The Hype and YouTube. Their first music video was uploaded on UKF Dubstep’s channel on YouTube and from there on, the Adventure Club’s music went viral. The duo has been invited to perform at various EDM festivals around the world, including the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Ultra Music Festival in Miami and the Ultra Music Festival in Seoul.