DrivalBased out of Madrid, talented DJ/Producer Drival has had a magnificent 2017. He has never been as busy and as excited about the future as right now, and with good reason.

Spanish born, but travelling to live in Chile for some of his childhood, he has been involved within Dance music since the turn of the new millennium. In 2000, he explored his local music scene and was able to secure a residency at a local club after just his first performance there. His influences when starting out included Milk Inc, Armin Van Buuren, Gareth Emery and Mike Shiver – helping him shape his unique style of DJing and producing.

Drival describes his sound as varied, enjoying moving from melodic and progressive Trance to sometimes uplifting and evocative Dance tracks. He produces Trance music but has in fact had previous releases dabbling with Progressive House and even Deep House, and this unique set of inspirations and experiences as an artist have helped form his inimitable sound.

Since 2011 he has hosted his weekly podcast ‘Drival On Air’ where he supports the best new Trance records, as well as testing his own new productions. This coming year promises to be huge for Drival, and he plans to continue playing shows and moving into the international DJ circuit. With a history as resident DJ in Moma, Vok, Lolita Lounge and DJing in special night clubs like Arena and Starving, his plethora of experience will stand him in amazing stead for his future shows.
His proudest career moments to date are spread between DJing and production, with the former being the most touching. After two years of a residency in his hometown, he left to continue his studies and received rapturous applause as he finished his set. In terms of production, the highlight came just last year when he reached the #2 spot on Beatport for the third time in only 6 months. His releases ‘Follow Your Dreams’, ‘Clockwise’ and ‘Forever Is Gone’ hit the heights of the Beatport chart, all after only 3 years of releasing music.

His newest release, the abovementioned ‘Forever is Gone’ was released in January 2018 on Phoenix Recordings and is a great way to kick start the new year for him. With more tracks due to be released on Phoenix in the coming months and collaborations with top vocalists such as Jennifer Rene and Amy Kirkpatrick, keep an eye out for fresh music from Drival and you won’t be disappointed.