Drove’s Music Blasting in Cars is Exactly What We Need

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Dutch electronic group Drove joined us at the Audio Nomics pop-up studio at the Nexus Lounge Amsterdam for a quick chat. Drove talks about their latest project, shares their experience in ADE and participates in our Take 5 series!

 Whether you’re planning a big road trip with your friends or need tunes to listen to on your way to school or work, you’ll need the perfect playlist packed with the best car songs. Music plays differently while driving, which was the Drove Movement’s starting point. Drove’s music embraces a journey through beautiful places while driving to their destination. In a nutshell, their music combines classic cars, scenic routes, thematic songs, and the vibe that goes with it.


Eli and Turn were originally classmates from their hometown of Den Helder in the Netherlands, but their love of music brought them together, and Drove was born. Drove may be one of the newest artists to have releases on STMPD RCRDS, but they are already making waves in the scene. Drove created a buzz in January 2021 with the release of their debut EP, “Dusk,” created during the lockdown in 2020.

 This year, the duo is back with an absolute kickoff in Amsterdam Dance Event. “So far, it’s cool. We’ve been doing STMPD writing camp at the beginning of the week and many fun parties. We’re playing at the STMPD RCRDS labeled night, which we’re super excited about, so it’s going to be a lot of fun.” Despite their busy schedules, Drove makes time to indulge in food. While staying in Amsterdam, the two revealed that their favorite restaurants are Sumo and Cannibale Royale.

Drove recently dropped their latest track, "Ghost," in collaboration with Will K, on Monstercat. The lustrous voice and gloomy chords combine to create a devastating heartbreak ballad, which is appropriately themed right before Halloween. "It was really funny because we wrote this song long ago. We just made a top line with some chords, and at some point, we were a bit lost; where to go with the song, and then we send it off to Will K, and he was super excited," the two explained. Furthermore, Drove has released a live performance video for their most recent album, Drift Away.

 We got a little more comfortable diving into our Take 5 questions. When asked how they maintain a positive mental health space, they answered, “Kind of the same rituals; during the pandemic, we find the value in taking breaks. Before, it was just continuously going, going, going. Now we really try to make it a thing.”

To learn more about Drove, including how they would describe electronic music to someone deaf, listen to the full interview below!

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