ROTW: Layton Giordani - New Generation

Adam Beyer and his genre-leading Drumcode imprint welcome the return of New Yorker Layton Giordani, this time for his sophomore long player, New Generation. Following the 2017 release of his debut album Where It Begins, which also released on Drumcode, this one offers up 11 new and exclusive tracks, including features from Bart Skils, Avision and Cevin Fisher, as well as Layton’s fourth studio collaboration with veteran producer Green Velvet. In terms of sound, it’s one of the most

ROTW: Layton Giordani - New Generation

interesting albums of the 2020 year, with a varying palette of styles, ranging from the drum-less intro track in Shinjuku and the progressive leaning house cut in Memory Fragment, to the breaks-heavy rhythms on Nirvana X, Translation Lost and Human Error and the all-out techno goodness on New Generation and System Majority. It’s a welcomed change to the one genre, one sound format that most producers find themselves stuck in, and one that perfectly showcases the talent and future potential of Giordani as a musician. Speaking on the project, Layton said “This album is a summary of my life experiences up until this moment. Traveling around the world, living abroad, looking into the future and bringing atmosphere and textures from different places into my music.”

Where to start:
Power – Enormous kick drums and club-friendly vocal hooks
New Generation – Roaring, stadium-sized techno basslines
System Majority – Rich acid bass in the typical Drumcode form factor

Previous from Layton Giordani:
Where It Begins LP (2017, Drumcode)
Phase II EP (2018, Drumcode)

If you like this then check out:
Spektre – Against A Dark Background LP (2020, Kraftek Music)
Enrico Sangiuliano – Biomorph LP (2018, Drumcode)

Layton Giordani – New Generation LP is out now on Drumcode.