Christian Srigley and Leighton James are a couple of do-gooders from Montreal. They are already well-known because of the good they do on the dancefloor as the melodic dubstep duo Adventure Club. However, Chris and Leighton are probably less recognized for their acts of benevolence, recently getting involved with Electric Family to help package food boxes for the less fortunate. But whether they are making people smile from their high-energy DJ sets or doing their part to pay it forward, the two are always down to have a good laugh. So, instead of sitting down with them to talk about their full-length album that’s currently in the works, we thought it would be more fun to hit them with our Insomniac Five.
When he finally gets to the top, he just faceplants into the nachos.
What is your most treasured possession?
Leighton: It’s my beanie. I wear it whenever I feel sad or uncomfortable. It makes me feel warm on the inside, and it’s nice to have something to hold onto. It also lets me know if I’m dreaming or not.
Christian: I always travel around with a bouncy ball, and I just bounce it off of everything. I’m working on that hand-eye coordination.
What grinds your gears?
C: Trying to towel off wet ears. I can’t do it. It’s like nails on a chalkboard. I guess it would probably be worse if they were dry. I’ve just never tried to put a towel in my ear when my ears were dry. But that’s technically not a “pet peeve,” unless other people are trying to dry my ears with a towel.
L: If I’m in a bad mood and somebody asks me if I’m in a bad mood.
What’s the most disturbing event you’ve borne witness to?
L: I was in a movie theatre, and there was like this really, really old man who bought a lot of nachos and popcorn. He’s walking, and he just happens to find himself trying to walk up the escalators that are going down. When he finally gets to the top, he just faceplants into the nachos. I felt horrible.
What keeps you on your toes?
L: My feet.
C: My bouncy ball.
What’s the last book you read?
L: The Gargoyle. I read a lot of serial killer documentaries and stuff.
C: Think Like a Freak. It was the follow-up book to Freakonomics.