*Travel from Amsterdam*
Layton Giordani was born in New York in 1992. During his childhood and adolescence, he grew up blocks away from the east coast shore and was very keen on surfing and skating. However, it was when he heard house music for the first time that shaped the direction for the remainder of his teenage years.
After graduating high school, his interest in dance music developed into a full time occupation for the now prolific producer. With his first experience of a real club at Pacha in New York City, at only 15 years old it was then turning into an every weekend hobby. He even locked down the opportunity to play there a few times after teaching himself how to DJ and putting in full time work in the studio as well as local nightclubs.
His dedication and determination paid off. In a short period of time, and before he was even 23, he was playing at some of the best clubs in New York including Cielo, Pacha, Space, along with landing a residency in 2015 at Output.
His first mega release ‘Careless Suggestions’ on Phobiq Records catapulted his name into the limelight. With massive support coming from Deadmau5 on the Ultra main stage at WMC in 2014 to being aired by BBC Radio 1 & Carl Cox’s notorious Global Radio show, the track stayed in the Beatport Techno Top 100 chart for over half a year.
Since then he has seen a steady stream of releases over the last two years. Starting with Carl Cox’s & Jon Rundell’s Intec in 2015, his ‘Never Forgotten’ EP went straight to No.10 on the Beatport Techno chart. Layton then got picked up by Adam beyer with his ‘Unspoken’ EP dropping on Adam’s Truesoul in the summer of 2016. His Beatport success continued with the title track climbing to No.3 in the Techno chart.
As his relationship with Adam Beyer and Truesoul developed, the young producer reached a landmark in his career further releasing ‘Rivington’ on Adam’s world-renowned Drumcode imprint. Following that, he dropped a massive remix for Gabriel Ananda’s all time classic ‘Doppelwhipper’ on Truesoul again.
It’s safe to say with all this under his belt, we can expect to see Layton take things to the next level in 2017, with news of his next project now unveiled, he will be releasing his first LP also on Drumcode in February titled “Where It Begins”.
Having already performed events with a selection of artists including Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, John Digweed, Len Faki, Alan Fitzpatrick and Monika Kruse to name a few, we can expect this talented New Yorker to step his game up in 2017 with gigs confirmed in Europe and North America, at some of the biggest festivals techno has to offer.
With much to come from Layton, he’s one you need to keep your eye on as he continues to bring his innovative, infectious sound to us all in 2017.