DriveCon

Coming soon: DriveCon, a gathering centered on all things Drive-related.

For more information on Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2011 film, here are some Drive-related interviews:

Drive: 5th Anniversary (2016) — Soundtrack artists Johnny Jewel, Electric Youth, College, and Cliff Martinez look back at the legacy of the film and music. Artists influenced by Drive also offer their insight: Miami Nights 1984, College’s fellow Valerie Collective member Maethelvin, Pr0files, and Kung Fury soundtrack artist Highway Superstar.

Cliff Martinez: An In-Depth Interview (2018) — I recently published a big profile of Martinez, in which he talks about his collaborations with Steven Soderbergh and Nicolas Winding Refn (including Drive), among other things. He had some great insight into the Drive soundtrack that we didn’t cover in our first interview.

Electric Youth in the studio during the sessions for songs that would becoming 'Breathing.' Photo by Howard Gordon.
Electric Youth in the studio during the sessions for songs that would become ‘Breathing.’ Photo by Howard Gordon.

Electric Youth: A Deeper Hidden Meaning (2017) — Austin Garrick and Bronwyn Griffin are beautiful souls who did a great in-depth interview with me. The result was an excellent (and big) profile with an almost-as-in-depth bonus Q&A and feature.

College: A pair of in-depth interviews (2015) — David “College” Grellier and I had an extensive chat that ended up being a two-part profile. We talked about Drive, of course. Here’s College interview, Part 1, and College interview, Part 2.

John Bergin (2016), the art director and A&R representative for Lakeshore Records, was the subject of an in-depth profile (the guy also has played key roles in electronic music, graphic novels, and film going back for decades). Lakeshore is the soundtrack’s record label and Bergin is a major Drive fan and did art direction for the release. We cover a lot of territory.

The Drive soundtrack on 8-track? Sorta. Check out this 2017 post about it.

Those are the main pieces that are more or less directly related to Drive. There are many posts that are in some way tied to the film, its soundtrack, and its comprehensive aesthetic.

Buy the Drive soundtrack: You can buy a re-press of the neon pink vinyl via Invada with the standard art and notes. Invada also sells the Drive soundtrack cassette.