Rodney Connell and Bradley Duhon’s latest project, the electro pop outfit, Night Drive has been gaining quite a bit of attention across the blogosphere for a sound inspired by the likes of Joy Division, Cut Copy, Brian Eno, the Knife, the Drums, LCD Soundsystem. Depeche Mode and others. Or in other words, their sound can be described as being slickly produced, densely layered synth pop.
Although the duo have been busily working on the finishing touches of their much anticipated debut full-length, they’ve also had some time to work on and release a cover of Radiohead’s “Where I End and You Begin,” off Hail to the Thief, in which the duo turned a brooding and anxious song into a slickly produced, hypnotically pulsating dance pop track, in the vein of Giorgio Moroder while retaining the spirit of the original.
Night Drive recently remixed electro pop act Goldroom’s latest single with Mammals "Till Sunrise,“ and the Night Drive manages to retain the original’s slow burning sensuality and the vocalist’s smoky croon and although synths are still there, the gauzy synths of the original have been replaced by thick, pulsating synths paired with throbbing bass. The remix gives the song a denser and warmer feel – and makes it even more danceable, all while retaining the song’s seductiveness.