That Time I Remixed a Depeche Mode Song
Posted on January 9, 2015 Posted by John Scalzi 3 Comments
More than a dozen years ago (yikes) Depeche Mode did a contest where they invited people to remix their then-latest single “I Feel Love,” for some prize I do not remember because, yeah, like I was going to win. Nevertheless I’m a Depeche Mode fan and I thought it would be fun to take a crack at it. I posted the resulting remix before, but now I have the ability to do the little clicky streaming thing, so I thought I’d post again. Here you go.
And for compare and contrast, the original single.
(I did not, in fact, win the contest. Oh, well. At least I had that writing thing to fall back on.)
There are soooo many remixes of that song that were officially released, and your version sounds like at least three of them. It’s not bad. The boys should do three-part harmony more often (sadly there are only two people who can sing in the band).
Most of my musical taste was formed in the 80’s post punk new age era. I’ve evolved and expanded since then, but find it difficult to imagine remixing an Iggy Izalea song in 20 years. But you never know.
Had an amazing déjà vu experience when I went to a party where the host was playing Roxy Music, Avalon. I swear, it transported me back to another time.
I’m a Depeche Mode fan too! It’s awesome that you did it and fabulous that you entered the result in a contest. You can’t win unless you try. That’s something I try to remind myself of every day :)