Sunday, April 26, 2009

The 11 Best Depeche Mode Remixes

No band has had as much influence on the club scene as Depeche Mode. Back in the 80s...a remix meant either a longer version of a song or a slight mix of the levels with a cowbell thrown-in for fun. But DM turned remixing on its head by taking it to another level. They reinvented songs by changing the beats, the structures, even the lyrics. The Quad Mix of ETS is the breaking point of remixing in my opinion. They turned a 3-minute pop song into an orchestral number. That's a height all remixers should aim for.

In picking through the 200+ remixes of Depeche songs, I stuck to remixes rather than alternate versions of songs like the ETS Harmonium, the acoustic PJ, or the lounge version of Love in Itself. Though most of the best remixes have come in the later part of their career, without some of the brillant mixes from the early years...the newer remixes would have never been possible.

Here are the 11 Best Depeche Mode Remixes:
1. Enjoy the Silence (The Quad Final Mix)
2. World in My Eyes (Cicada Mix)
3. Photographic (Dub Mix) by Rex the Dog
4. Useless (Escape From Wherever: Parts 1 & 2)
5. Enjoy The Silence (Reinterpreted) by Mike Shinoda ft. Linkin Park
6. Policy of Truth (Capitol Mix)
7. Halo (Remix) by goldfrapp
8. Lilian (Robag Wruhme Slomochen Kikker)
9. Suffer Well (M83 Remix)
10. Get The Balance Right! (Combination Mix)
11. Nothing (Rock Mix) by Headcleaner

1 comment:

beatmaster23 said...

Great selection! can you create a nice zip of all these mixes?