Back in 2007, David Grellier (a.k.a. College) started the Valerie Collective as a humble little blogspot based in the west of France, dedicated to evocative 80s-inspired, John Hughes-esque electro. In the years following, artists featured on the Collective proved that “techno” was more than just bangers and background music with their signature brand of sincere, hauntingly beautiful French House. A number of once-obscure artists got their jumpstart from the Collective, including The Outrunners, Russ Chimes, and Keenhouse. On Saturday, July 21st, three of Valerie’s star acts – College, Anoraak and Electric Youth – will be stopping by a sold-out DC9 as part of the Drive tour, celebrating their appearances on the Cliff Martinez-composed soundtrack. You can stream some tracks from the bands below.
STREAM: College & Electric Youth – “A Real Hero”
STREAM: Anoraak – “Nightdrive With You”