Layton Giordani Continues His Inspiring Studio Form with ‘Phantom’

Layton Giordani stands firmly as one of the most popular tastemakers of techno’s new school, with his pioneering musical vision serving as a contemporary voice for the younger generation. His new release, a two-tracker, comes off the back of his collaboration with HI-LO (Oliver Helden’s techno alias) ‘Rabbit Hole’ that is nearing 3 million streams, and his most recent Drumcode EP ‘Life Moves Fast’, which was an early 2023 highlight. Listen to Phantom here.

The title track is a vibrant dancefloor trip, sometimes feeling more like a widescreen film soundtrack, such is Giordani’s skill for crafting a thrilling dramaturgy, while always having a strong ear for strong, driving rhythms.

“I wanted to evoke the vibe of an exciting city at night and channel that unique energy into Phantom.”

— Layton Giordani

Stepping away from techno, ‘Thrillseeker’ shows a side to the young New Yorker we’ve never seen before. He draws from hip hop, trap and pop, reinforcing his breadth as a producer and talent for sound design.

“Thrillseeker is pretty much the idea behind the name. I wanted to experiment and make something out side of my ordinary sound. Expand my horizon and welcome some new sound and energy in the studio.”

— Layton Giordani