Depeche Mode remixed
Depeche Mode, the U2 of electronic music, is releasing a remix album this summer. And I am freaking out!
The 4-disc set will feature remixes of tracks from all their albums, spanning 81-11. Included will be new and old remixes. The band’s releases have also become a wonderful study on package and graphic design. By the looks of the above image, this release continues on that tradition. Here’s to a summer of Depeche Mode blaring from speakers in gay clubs across the world. More info below:
Depeche Mode will release Remixes 2: 81-11 on Mute. An inspiring collection of new and classic mixes of material covering their entire career, the album includes remixes of tracks from their 1981 debut Speak And Spell, through to 2009?s Sounds Of The Universe, and is the follow-up to 2004?s million-plus selling Remixes 81-04. These remixes reinforce Depeche Mode’s standing as one of the world’s most influential and innovative acts.
Depeche Mode have been at the forefront of remix culture for the best part of three decades and this new compilation includes classic mixes from M83, UNKLE, Trentemøller, François Kervorkian and Dan The Automator, alongside all-new mixes from Stargate, Eric Prydz, Karlsson & Winnberg (from Miike Snow) and Röyksopp. In addition to this, the expanded editions include exclusive remixes by former band members Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder – the first time either artist has remixed tracks for their former colleagues.
Highlights from the selection of classic mixes include reworkings of “Dream On” from 2001?s Exciter, “Suffer Well,” “John the Revelator” and “A Pain That I’m Used To” from 2005?s Playing The Angel and “In Chains,” “Peace” and “Wrong” from 2009?s Sounds Of The Universe, while the new mixes include “Tora! Tora! Tora!” and “Puppets” from 1981?s Speak And Spell, “Never Let Me Down Again” and “Behind The Wheel” from Music For The Masses as well as “A Question Of Time” from 1986?s Black Celebration. Lead single “Personal Jesus”, from 1990?s Violator, also features several strong remixes as part of the package. The Remixes 2: 81-11 tracklisting is as follows.