Sonic Agenda Exclusive Interview: Layton Girodani (Drumcode)

When one wants solid techno they know they can always count on Drumcode to come in strong and that’s exactly what Tribu has in store for you tomorrow night at Cure Lounge. Tribu is Boston’s monthly techno ritual and this month they are pleased to host Layton Giordani. Layton is a protégé of Adam Beyer and has been producing some fantastic music as of late with plenty in store for the near future. His live sets are spectacular from start to finish laced with those Drumcode sounds we love. With that said, don’t be the one to miss out on a rare Drumcode party in Boston.

Layton was nice enough to sit down and answer some questions Sonia Agenda had for him. Check out the interview below and be sure to check out his show tomorrow night at Cure Lounge, 10:30pm. Click here for show details.


Q1. Where did you draw the inspiration for your latest music? Is it different from other releases?

I really tend to draw inspiration from everything around me. It can range from visiting new places, meeting new people, memories from parties I played, or just generally listening to new music that comes out that I’m really feeling.


Q2. What is it really like being part of the Drumcode family?

Incredible. Adam is a great guy and somewhat of a mentor to me. He’s pushed me to go further with music and open my mind a bit to the future all the time. When you work with Drumcode its not only about the great music but the people you work with. Everyone in it understands what it means and shares the same passion and mind set, like you say it’s like a family.


Q3. Are there any artists who you would like the opportunity to collaborate with?

Yea at the moment there’s a few idea’s in the works but nothing I can reveal at the moment 🙂


Q4. How did you first get into Techno music, was it more of a transition?

In my early teen years. I was going to places like Pacha in NYC and listening to people like Danny Tenaglia, Victor Calderone and so many other great veterans. At first I’d say it was more tribal/house that I was really into (obviously being from New York) and then it involved into techno once I really started to play out a bit and get more serious with productions.


Q5. How did you first start DJing or performing in general?

Really just practicing in my bedroom I’d say at first. I was too young to play out at clubs but once I became around 16 or 17 I got the opportunity to play Pacha NYC and a bunch of other great events throughout the 5 boroughs.


Q6. Do you feel as if your sound is constantly evolving and have you gotten it to where you want it to be?

I think as a producer you have to keep it fresh. Otherwise you’ll get lost in the past with music. I always focus on trying to push the envelope further with my productions. I guess you could say though I have gotten to where I’d like to be although…I’m my hardest critic.


Q7. What has been your best memory thus far while performing?

So many good memories, really It’s hard to choose. I’d say it’s between playing Tomorrow World festival or one of my sets at Output in Brooklyn during my residency.


Q8. The techno scene in Boston is really flourishing right now, are you excited to show Boston fans what you’re all about?

Absolutely! Boston is so close to New York so it’s like home in a sense. I haven’t played there a lot but I can’t wait to play some of my upcoming material!


Q9. If you weren’t producing Techno music, what do you think you would be doing with your life?

Ah. Honestly I have not a clue. I started with electronic music around 13 years old. It pretty much consumed my life to where I never thought of anything else for my future. I guess it would have to be something involved with music at least.


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