[TMN Interview] Adventure Club’s progression from Pop-Punk highschoolers to Dubstep kings

Adventure Club
Superheroes Anonymous Volume. 3

This past weekend, Red Rocks was taken over by Rowdytown. TMN has the chance to sit down with the Canadian boys of Adventure Club and learn more about their musical pasts, their love for macaroni and cheese, and why you will always find them wearing bunnyhugs.

TMN: This evening I have the pleasure of sitting down with Christian and Leighton, the duo who we all know as Adventure Club. Guys thank you so much for taking the time to sit down with us at Rowdytown.

AC: Bonjour Music Ninja, c’est bien?

TMN: First I have to say, welcome back to Red Rocks, how many times is this playing here for you now? What are a few things you love about playing at this incredible outdoor venue?

C: This is our second time here. The first time we played here was during the day and today the sunset and the light projection on the rocks is such an unbelievable experience.

L: You get to see everyone with their glow sticks up in the air

C: (Laughs) Even if they are throwing them at you!

L: With really big drops you would see all these glow sticks just go flying in the air is was incredible.

C: I can’t get over the projection on the rocks.

L: And we got to play with our favorite Big Gigantic…well and of course Carnage and the boys.

TMN: I recently read another interview in which you said the show that surprised you the most was your show in Boulder, Colorado about two years ago when you two were just starting out (I was there side note, it was an amazing show). Was that one of those ah-ha moments in which you realized this could all get huge? That Adventure Club might have the chance of becoming something big?

C: We hadn’t been playing for too long and we weren’t too experienced with a live set yet. So we figured the music we were playing was the music we knew and no one else knew. We came into Colorado and played more than one show and everyone knew our songs.

L: And they knew our songs, like our original songs which was a huge shocker. We were shocked and impressed. I give a lot of that credit to Nick from This Song is Sick for spreading our shit around Colorado he’s been a big help with that.

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Cashmere Cat
Childish Gambino
Heartbeat (GRiZ Bootleg)
Mr Carmack
Rock Bottom, w/ Arnold
Djemba Djemba I Just Go (Tk Kayembe RMX)
Just Blaze & Baauer
Higher (Instrumental)
Mr Carmack
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Roar (Brillz Remix) OFFICIAL
Take You Down (West Coast Lo Fi Remix)
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Oh My (VLBERTO Remix)
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Get Down (ƱZ Remix) *OWSLA*
Filet Mignon (PREVIEW)
Too Much (FREE DRINKZ Remix)
Free n Losh
The World Within
The Mother We Share (Moon Boots Remix)
John Legend
All Of Me (Damn Wright Remix)
Cash Cash
Take Me Home (Flaxo Remix)
Major Lazer
Bubble Butt (DJ Sliink X Big O) (Jersey Club Remix)
Major Lazer
Bubble Butt (Styles&Complete Remix)
Impossible (DJ Sliink Remix)


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