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  1. RuPaul Covers Depeche Mode With People Are People


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    Since Depeche Mode came out with an amazing collection of remixes called Depeche Mode – Remixes 2: 81-11 I just had to share another Depeche Mode cover here and figured this remake of People Are People by RuPaul for the Depeche Mode 80s classic that got me introduced to the band was the one to put up. People are People is one of the rare songs that still sounds good today. Although People Are People is one of their more poppier songs I still love it and always seek out any remixes or remakes of this song. Unfortunately though I have not heard of any official remixes from Depeche Mode themselves and it’s rarely covered too. I hope when Depeche Mode release Remixes 3 they will actually finally remix this song as it deserves it! Yes?

    But then again there’s this pretty darn good club/house remake by RuPaul! RuPaul you say? Well I guess she’s been making music since the mid 90s! This came out in 2005 but I somehow missed it when it came out but later discovered it somehow when I was searching for People Are People. The People Are People (Giuseppe D’s Rutroactive Club Mix) by RuPaul even contains samples of the machine sound effects from the original Depeche Mode version of People Are People. So I give RuPaul some credit for doing this. The original Depeche Mode versions of People Are People is still very special place in my heart. I was a very young teen and discovered this greatest new band Depeche Mode that produced this awesome electronic/synth pop dance music and since then I’ve been hooked on to the sounds of Depeche Mode. But I’m always looking for new versions of old songs and this just does it for me. The original version of People Are People is available on People Are People the album from Depeche Mode and also on Some Great Reward as well as their countless Greatest Hits albums. RuPaul’s version is off of People Are People the single with countless remixes of People Are People, on RuPaul Red Hot and RuPaul ReWorked. Check them out when you get a moment and discover new music!

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    People Are People by Depeche Mode
    People Are People (Giuseppe D’s Rutroactive Club Mix) by RuPaul

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    Posted in 2005, Album, Single.

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  2. Behind The Wheel by Playgroup Covers Depeche Mode


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    Since Depeche Mode came out with an excellent 3CD remix collection of songs remixed called Depeche Mode Remixes 2 Collection 1981 – 2011 I wanted to do several posts in the coming days related to other covers or remixes or tracks that sample Depeche Mode’s excellent catalog of electronic synth pop/rock tracks. Since Depeche Mode is one of favorite bands going back to the early 80s I always look for any remixes, covers or anyone sampling their music.

    Playgroup did a pretty nice reinterpretation of Behind The Wheel here almost 10 years ago now during the height of the Electroclash movement along with bands like Miss Kittin & The Hacker, Fischespooner and Ladytron. Behind The Wheel by Playgroup is very similar in sound to the original Depeche Mode version from their Music For The Masses album it just sounds hip and more sonically fresher than from what was on Music For The Masses. Although I love the remixes on Depeche Mode’s Behind The Wheel Maxi Single as there are multiple versions and remixes of both Behind The Wheel and Route 66. The version missing on the Behind The Wheel single is the Behind The Wheel/Route 66 mash-up that I’ve come to love over the years. If you can get your hands on that it’s awesome!

    Depeche Mode Remixes 2 Collection 1981 – 2011 also contains a new remix of Behind The Wheel by Vince Clarke the once member of Depeche Mode who left Depeche Mode to start Yaz and Erasure.

    Other versions of Depeche Mode’s Behind The Wheel you might like are Behind The Wheel by Maxence Cyrin which completely reinvents Behind The Wheel as a classical piano piece. Worth it highly not only for Behind The Wheel but Maxence Cyrin’s Modern Rhapsodies album also contains classical piano reinterpretations of other well known dance tracks remade in classical piano format. This is not cheesy stuff trust me they are good. Classical Piano versions of Smokebelch by Sabres Of Paradise, Windowlicker by Aphex Twin, Unfinished Sympathy by Massive Attack, Go by MobyL.F.O. by L.F.O and many more dance cuts reinterpreted by Maxence Cyrin.

    Or you might dig this industrial version of Behind The Wheel by OB1. It’s not industrial rock in no means it’s reminding me of bands from the late 80s/early 90s bands like Front 242 or Frontline Assembly which I quite dig as Depeche Mode’s music lends itself very well to the industrial sound. So I recommend this single by OB1 for their version of Behind The Wheel.

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    Behind The Wheel by Depeche Mode
    Behind The Wheel by Playgroup

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    Posted in 2002, Single.

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  3. Depeche Mode – Remixes 2 Collection – 1981 – 2011!


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    Depeche Mode are back with another excellent remix collection of their greatest hits remixed for todays ears. This is such an excellent release that any Depeche Mode fan or remix fan needs to go out and get this collection. Depeche Mode Remixes 2 Collection 1981 – 2011. The 3 disc remixes set has one of my all time favorite remixes of any Depeche Mode song ever. That is Higher Love from 1993 from my least favorite Depeche Mode album Songs Of Faith And Devotion. At that time grunge was big so DM decided to go towards a heavy grungy rock sound. Either way Higher Love was remixed by Francois Kevorkian back in 1993 and was included on the In Your Room single. Best thing on there although I do like the In Your Room Jeep Rock Remix which is not on this Depeche Mode Remixes 2 Collection – 1981 – 2011! Glad Higher Love (Adrenaline Mix) is now included on new their Remixes 2 Collection of songs from 1981 – 2011.

    Depeche Mode – Remixes 2: 81-11 continues where Remixes 81-04 left off. That collection came out in 2004 and it’s certainly an excellent 3 CD collection of cuts from their career up until 2004. Excellent remixes on 81-04 include Photographic (Rex The Dog Remix), Halo (Goldfrapp Remix), Clean (Colder Version) and Nothing (Headcleaner Rock Mix) but also mentioned In Your Room (The Jeep Rock Mix) and that’s on Depeche Mode Remixes 81-04. Last collection focused on Enjoy The Silence with several remixes and a remix single for Enjoy The Silence and this time around they are focusing on another Violator single, Personal Jesus with a remix single to compliment Depeche Mode – Remixes 2: 81-11 which are all worthy of exploring if you haven’t already. Both of the singles have longer versions of the remixes that are on the remix collections plus bonus cuts and remixes that are not on the remix collections so they are worth owning. Enjoy!

    Below is the excellent tracklisting for Depeche Mode – Remixes 2: 81-11.

    Depeche Mode – Remixes 2: 81-11 - Disc 1:
    1. “Dream On” – Bushwacka Tough Guy Mix (2001)
    2. “Suffer Well” – M83 Remix (2006)
    3. “John The Revelator” – UNKLE Reconstruction (2006)
    4. “In Chains” – Tigerskin’s No Sleep Remix (2009)
    5. “Peace” – SixToes Remix (2009)
    6. “Lilian” – Chab Vocal Remix Edit (2006)
    7. “Never Let Me Down Again” – Digitalism Remix (2006)
    8. “Corrupt” – Efdemin Remix (2009)
    9. “Everything Counts” – Oliver Huntemann And Stephan Bodzin Dub (2006)
    10. “Happiest Girl” – The Pulsating Orbital Vocal Mix (1990)
    11. “Walking In My Shoes” – Anandamidic Mix (1993)
    12. “Personal Jesus” – The Stargate Mix (2011)
    13. “Slowblow” – Darren Price Mix (1993)

    Depeche Mode – Remixes 2: 81-11 - Disc 2:
    1. “Wrong” – Trentemøller Club Remix (2009)
    2. “World In My Eyes” – Dub In My Eyes (1990)
    3. “Fragile Tension” – Peter Bjorn and John Remix (2009)
    4. “Strangelove” – Tim Simenon/Mark Saunders Remix (1998)
    5. “A Pain That I’m Used To” – Jacques Lu Cont Remix (2005)
    6. “The Darkest Star” – Monolake Remix (2006)
    7. “I Feel You” – Helmet At The Helm Mix (1993)
    8. “Higher Love” – Adrenaline Mix Edit (2004)
    9. “Fly On The Windscreen” – Death Mix (1985)
    10. “Barrel Of A Gun” – United Mix (1997)
    11. “Only When I Lose Myself” – Dan The Automator Mix (1998)
    12. “Ghost” – Le Weekend Remix (2009)

    Depeche Mode – Remixes 2: 81-11 - Disc 3:
    1. “Personal Jesus” – Alex Metric Remix Edit (2011)
    2. “Never Let Me Down Again” – Eric Prydz Remix (2011)
    3. “Behind The Wheel” – Vince Clarke Remix (2011)
    4. “Leave In Silence” – Claro Intelecto ‘The Last Time’ Remix (2011)
    5. “In Chains” – Alan Wilder Remix (2011)
    6. “When The Body Speaks” – Karlsson And Winnberg Remix (2011)
    7. “Puppets” – Röyksopp Remix (2011)
    8. “Tora! Tora! Tora!” – Karlsson And Winnberg (from Miike Snow) Remix (2011)
    9. “Freestate” – Clark Remix (2011)
    10. “I Want It All” – Roland M. Dill Remix (2011)
    11. “A Question Of Time” – Joebot Presents ‘Radio Face’ Remix (2011)
    12. “Personal Jesus” – Sie Medway-Smith Remix (2011)

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    Posted in 2011, Album, Single.

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  4. Faith Healer (Barracuda Mix) by Recoil


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    Recoil is Alan Wilder from Depeche Mode and this single, Faith Healer  from the album Bloodline was riding on the HUGE success that Depeche Mode had recently experienced with their Violator album. Bloodline was certainly nothing close to the massive success that Violator had but this release is certainly worth noting if those of you Depeche Mode fans don’t know anything about this release and the single Faith Healer which features the vocals of Douglas McCarthy of Nitzer Ebb. Faith Healer came out just when ‘techno’ and electronic albums were slowly seeing major label releases stateside and this single along with releases by Eon, T99, The Prodigy, Meat Beat Manifesto, Baby Ford and LFO was in heavy rotation on my players in the car or on the stereo at home.

    Faith Healer which is a cover of an old Alex Harvey (Scottish blues and rock vocalist) song, includes some pretty darn cool remixes. The remix that I came to love on the single to Faith Healer is the Barracuda Remix which is credited to a Richard M Hall who just happens to be Moby! Other remixes on Faith Healer include the Disbeliever Remix which was by LFO who I totally dug back in the day. LFO’s Frequencies album and single We Are Back is still high on my list of favorite tracks from back in the day. This remix is certainly quite beat and bass heavy. Mark Bell from LFO later worked with Bjork on several of her album

    A great remix package if you happen to get your hands on it and it’s highly recommended but if not check out the Barracuda Remix, LFO’s Disbeliever Mix, several other remixes and original version of Faith Healer by Recoil below. For more Recoil check out their awesome Greatest Hits compilation here which includes great new remixes of older Recoil cuts.

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    Faith Healer (Barracuda Mix) by Recoil

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    Posted in 1992, Single.

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  5. Just Can’t Get Enough (Dirty South Remix) by Depeche Mode


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    This is a vinyl promo release of the Dirty South Remix for Just Can’t Get Enough – the Depeche Mode synth pop classic that kick started their 25+ year career in the music biz. It’s a pretty darn good remix by Dirty South the Australian DJ/musician that’s known for his electro house sound. The remix keeps the original famous synth sound but it takes a while to actually hear something borrowed from the original Depeche Mode track but I still dig it. It’s very fresh and now … well from 3 years ago part of the Depeche Mode greatest hits CD that came out then with their single Martyr – their 45th single. It’s always fun to see the video to Just Can’t Get Enough as well. Check it out below.

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    Check both the original and the remix below.

    Just Can’t Get Enough by Depeche Mode
    Just Can’t Get Enough (Dirty South Remix) by Depeche Mode

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    Posted in 2006, Single.

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  6. Trentemoller Remixes Wrong by Depeche Mode


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    This is pretty darn cool! This Trentemoller remix is so much better than the original version (sorry DM guys) because it’s got this energy that the original downer song doesn’t. But the energy is not too upbeat that it’s aggressive or anything too fast it’s just the right amount of oomph to it that I love, love this remix. If you can’t tell I’m a darn big fan of Trentemoller so check out the Robyn remix Trentemoller did to Konichiwa Bitches here.

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    Wrong by Depeche Mode

    Wrong (Tretemoller Remix) by Depeche Mode

    Posted in 2009, Album, Single.

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  7. Personal Jesus (JLF Extended Remix) by John Lord Fonda


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    Depeche Mode again? Yes! I think the best covers and remixes are of Depeche Mode songs. One of my all time favorite bands and I love it when they remix their own tracks and allow for others to cover or remake them. This one’s a really nice one! It’s by John Lord Fonda from France. It’s been given the energized dark and sleazy electro industrial touch to it with elements of the original version from Depeche Mode. Including the heavy breathing sounds and the “Reach Out And Touch Faith” lyrics.  

    Prior to discovering this remake I had never heard of John Lord Fonda? Do you folks know of this guy? His album DeBaser 2 which is the accompanying album to DeBaser. Both are great and worth owning if you want new music to discover and check out. If you’re at all into Vitalic (one of my favorites), The Hacker (another of my favorites) do check out John Lord Fonda as I think you’ll dig his music.

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    Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode

    Personal Jesus (JLF Extended Remix) by John Lord Fonda

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    Posted in 2006, Album.

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  8. Useless (Kruder + Dorfmeister Session) by Depeche Mode


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    I actually love this remix of Depeche Mode’s Useless by Kruder & Dorfmeister much more than the original synth pop/rock track. It’s been given their signature remixing style that they have come to be known for but you can still hear the great vocals of Dave Gahan. It’s perfect for background cocktail party chilling.

    I’m so happy that we have a great band like Depeche Mode! They obviously are not afraid to hire out the greatest remixers of the era to add a new sound to their current releases. I give them an A+ as a band! Go for it – I hear they have a new album coming out so I can’t wait to hear some tracks from it soon.

    This Kruder & Dorfmeister remix is also available in an edited form off the awesomely amazing K&D Sessions along with great trip hop bands like Lamb, Sofa Surfers and David Holmes.

    The version here is from their Home/Useless CD Single. What do you think? Which version is your favorite?

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    Useless by Depeche Mode
    Useless (Kruder + Dorfmeister Session) by Depeche Mode

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    Posted in 1997, Album, Single.

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  9. Never Let Me Down Again (Digitalism Remix) by Depeche Mode


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    I love love love Never Let Me Down Again from Depeche Mode. Music For The Masses is a masterpiece and this comes off of it. Well the original that is. I also love Digitalism. I think dance punk is a good classification for the type of music they release. I do love Idealism – their first release as there’s some strong cuts on it. Including tracks like Idealistic and Pogo. I think both tracks get you groovin and dancing all over the place.

    So here Digitalism have taken the masterpiece track Never Let Me Down Again and remixed the hell out of it. I mean it’s hard and intense and rocking. Don’t you think? I love it. It gets you groovin and moving. Check it out and let me know what you think as I think you will love it.

    I really do enjoy Depeche Mode and the fact that they keep remixing their old songs. That’s awesome as I love revisiting their old stuff in an new light. Don’t you?

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    Never Let Me Down Again by Depeche Mode
    Never Let Me Down Again (Digitalism Remix) by Depeche Mode

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    Posted in 2006, Single.

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