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​Layton Giordani selects 10 tremendous cuts ahead of Minimal Effort NYE

The Drumcode wunderkind soundtracks our entry into 2019

  • Cameron Holbrook
  • 20 December 2018

A true wunderkind of the techno scene, 26-year-old Layton Giordani's meteoric rise in the global dance music scene is nothing short of amazing.

Growing up in New York, Giordani musical inclinations started at the early age of 15 when he first started listening to hometown heroes such as Danny Tenaglia and Victor Calderone. Honing his DJ and production skills throughout high school, he jumped straight into his DJing career and soon found himself playing at legendary venues like Output, Space, Pacha and more.

The prowess behind his brooding and dark original productions eventually caught the attention of techno giant Adam Beyer, who has made Giordani a regular contributor to his Drumcode imprint. He teamed up with Beyer and Chicago legend Green Velvet to create the massive joint track titled, 'Space Date', and he's even gone on to collaborate with the New York compatriot whose work helped get him get started on his magestic sonic journey, Danny Tenaglia.

Ahead of his performance at Minimal Effort NYE at the historic Belasco Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, Giordani has selected 10 belting tunes that have informed his recent sets and continue to inspire his sonic growth.

Joining Layton Giordani for this New Years Eve extravaganza will be the original superstar DJ, Sasha, followed by Skream, All Day I Dream mainstay YokoO, Dirtybird selectors Justin Jay and Will Clarke, Super Flu and more.

Learn more about Minimal Effort NYE by going here

Check out Layton Giordani's track selections below.

​Layton Giordani 'New York to Amsterdam'

"The A1 to my latest solo Drumcode EP. It defines a new chapter of my life and the big move to Europe!"

​Bylly 'Carbon' (Petter B Remix)

"Such a groover tool. You can put this in your set at almost any time and it will have people moving to it. It goes well with just about everything."


​Avision 'Get it Right'

"A friend of mine made this good one. He really captured the old school New York sound we came from."

​Arman Van Helden 'Witch Doktor' (Agent Orange Remix)

"Another New York buddy was able to do this as an official remix and it's a massive remix of a classic."


​Maceo Plex 'Mutant Robotics'

"It's important to have a lot of diverse tracks in my set to keep away from staying static. This one puts you in a trance with style during my techno sets."

​Ramon Tapia 'Backspace' (Weska Remix)

"Weksa always delivers perfect grooves with the right amount of melody. He’s still an undiscovered gem and only a matter of time before everybody is paying attention to his jams I think. This remix shows why he’s so good."

​Melody’s Enemy 'Open Your Eyes'

"I'm always a sucker for vocals. The delays and vocals in this get to me 100 per cent."

​Adam Beyer, Layton Giordani, Green Velvet 'Space Date'

"This may be my favorite track I’ve done so far. Working with these two idols of mine on one track was unreal. The reaction I get when I play this doesn’t compare to anything else!"

​Riva Star 'Ride'

"Another groover for the in-between of my techno set. Like carbon, its an essential tool that builds bridges between the more busy tracks. Love it!"

​Raxon 'Future Past'

"I'm a big fan of this one. It’s quite different. I really enjoy all the automation and how he doesn’t stick to the typical structure of how a track is usually made. Sounds super fresh."

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