The Drive Tour made one of its last stops last night at Grand Central in Downtown Miami, and boy was it magic!
The doors opened at 10pm with a very welcoming DJ set by Patrick Walsh from Nightdrive, making the waiting time fun and our “drink-sipping” very smooth. Right around midnight, Electric Youth made their way on stage for a DJ set, playing a sort of electro-type mix. “Faces”, one of their most popular songs, also got thrown in. Although most of the crowd expected to see the duo perform live, they were far from disappointing. Maybe next time.
After about an hour of non-stop dancing to Electric Youth, Anoraak took over the stage. Beginning the set with one of their new songs, Anoraak kept the “dance” alive. With front man Frédéric jumping from guitar to keyboards, as well as his bass player Jérôme between songs, the excitement kept on growing throughout the whole set. I have to mention people around me, including myself, were impressed by Guillaume’s terrific drumming skills – he didn’t skip a beat! Some ofthe songs we enjoyed included Nightdrive With You, Try Me and You Taste like Cherry.
This was a more “relaxed” and familiar performance from Anoraak. Unlike last performance in Miami, Frédéric seemed to shed his “shy guy” persona, exuding much more confidence, cheering every drink with us! The set ended with their remix of Xinobi‘s song Day Off, with Frédéric and Jérôme on the keyboards, in what felt like a perfect end to a fantastic performance.
Anoraak exiting the stage and the lights dimming, it was then time for College to blow our minds with his retro-synth 80′s sound. College started the set with his slow dark-retro beats, picking up the pace and then sequencing each track into one another, only like he can. He performed several of his most notable tracks, including “The Light Of Your Dress” and “A Real Hero”, best known for being part of the Drive soundtrack. Even Bronwyn of Electric Youth came out to provide live vocals. It provided a very dark, romantic feel to the night. Definitively a good act to close the night with; slow, yet a little dancy. Just the right combo after two hours or so of dancing madness.