Ministry of Sound ‘Drive’ compilation: Review

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The latest Ministry of Sound album, Drive, is the perfect combination of high-energy tracks through two continuous mixes of the last year’s biggest songs.

Kicking off with the racing-themed tones of David Guetta and Sam Martin (check out the video here if you haven’t already!) before launching into Dillon Francis’ ‘Get Low’, you’ll feel as though you’re cruising a mountain path in a sunny holiday hotspot… if you’re not actually stuck in traffic on your daily commute, that is.

Highlights of the first track include Major Lazer & DJ Snake (although this is fast approaching the over-played mark for the caliber of the song), Sigma ft Paloma Faith, which was her first UK No 1, Alesso with Tove Lo, and Steve Aoki collaborating with Chris Lake, Tujamo, and Kid Rock.

There’s some older tracks in there too, making up the ‘classic dance hits’ portion – such as Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Don’t You Worry Child’, Eric Prydz’ ‘Pjanoo’, and Fatboy Slim favourite ‘Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat’.

The second half of the compilation mixes more classics (‘My mind’s telling me nooooo… but my boddddyyyy!’), with some newer favourites from Jennifer Hudson with Gorgon City, Duke Dumont, Avicii, and Tough Love.

These mixes add up to some great carpool karaoke (think James Corden, but a little more music video) and some definite pedal-to-the-metal hype. Enjoy!

Music tastes are, of course, subjective, and we offer a little music symbol next to people’s lifts so you can judge whether or not you’d like to share. Of course, if you’re travelling to a festival or gig together, there’s a fair indication that you like similar things, but, it’s always worth asking so you don’t bring along mix CDs for a driver who would rather chat with no background noise. It’s just another way we aim to find you your perfect liftsharer!

Author Lex Barber

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