If the topic is underground tastemakers, no one’s cosign carries more weight than that of Adam Beyer. His word is gospel to the techno crowd, and he’s recently taken in New York native Layton Giordani as a disciple of his mighty Drumcode camp. The 24-year-old producer isn’t letting that endorsement go to waste, either, taking Beyer’s tutelage and cultivating it into his debut LP, aptly titled Where It Begins. On the 12-track effort, Giordani reveals his dark and moody nature as a producer on the fast track to the forefront of the techno scene.
With the Drumcode showcase landing in Los Angeles this weekend, we took the opportunity to tap Giordani for an exclusive Factory 93 mix. In it, he puts his extreme versatility on display with an hour of heavy-duty sounds that vaguely hint at what to expect this weekend.
“You’ll notice with this mix—it starts off heavy, with tension rising, and then transitions into melodies and some other unique bits,” Layton tells Insomniac. “I always like to go with different directions in my sets to keep it fresh.”
Based on that approach alone, there’s no telling where he’s planning to take us when he hits the warehouse on Saturday.
Factory 93 Presents Drumcode takes place Saturday, May 20, at the Factory 93 warehouse in Downtown Los Angeles.
- Layton Giordani Factory 93 Mix Track List:
Drunken Kong “Life We Knew”
Ramiro Lopez “Loving You”
Tom Hutt “Seven Lifes”
Drunken Kong “The Rhythm”
Ramiro Lopez ft. Juliet Fox “Come Closer”
James Welsh “Standing”
Humantronic “Blacklight Ritual”
Skober “I Need It Raw”
Kincaid and Sinal “Ymir XIX”
Bageera, DaGeneral “Lose My Mind”