DRAMA: The Dance Music Duo Shaking Up the Festival Scene Thoughts+Photos: DRAMA at Outloud Fest for WEHO Pride 6/4/23
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA- Undeniably, one of the most eagerly awaited performances of this music-laden weekend belonged to the innovative duo known as DRAMA. I spoke to numerous festival-goers, each articulating their sole intention of being there: to witness the unique spectacle that is a DRAMA gig. Their music weaves a tantalising tapestry, coupling infectious dance rhythms with melancholic undertones and the sensual layers of R&B. Na’el Shehade and Via Rosa, the two halves that form this formidable entity, are truly a sight to behold.
Rosa, the vocal powerhouse of the two, pirouetted her way across the platform, highlighting particular fans within the sea of faces. She handed out nods and waves like treasured mementos, leaving recipients with a high that could rival the most powerful of their dance tracks. The duo didn’t hold back on their setlist either, treating fans to their latest creation, “Feel the Same”, only its second live airing, along with established crowd-pleasers like “Tighten It Up”, “3 AM”, and the resonating “You’ve Done Enough”.
Amidst the frenetic energy, DRAMA maintained a palpable connection with their audience, their melodic dialogue piercing through the thick beats and delivering an emotional punch only this pair could master. The light show and vibrant stage production provided the perfect backdrop, contributing an extra sense of spectacle and amplifying the aural rollercoaster ride the duo embarked on.
With their fanbase swelling by the day and the lingering echo of their recent Coachella triumphs still fresh in our ears, it’s clear that DRAMA is on an unstoppable trajectory to the forefront of the dance music arena. If the exhilaration that filled the festival air was anything to go by, their unique fusion of styles and unparalleled stage presence are set to be the talk of the town and beyond, igniting discussions in every corner of the music world. One thing’s for sure: DRAMA is not just causing a stir, they’re orchestrating a seismic shift in the dance music scene.