Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Depeche Mode REMIX Competition


From April 28 to May 26, 2009, Depeche Mode is inviting all budding DJs and aspiring producers out there to remix the band's single 'Peace', taken from their new album 'Sounds of the Universe'. The winning remix will be released on through Mute Records. The grand prize winner will also win a Jazzmutant Lemur multitouch controller, Native Instrument's Maschine groove production studio, a Pacemaker portable DJ system, V-Moda headphones and a $250 Beatport gift card.


If it wasn’t for Depeche Mode, electronic music might be very different. The English group’s innovation in the studio, particularly with their use of samplers, has influenced electronic music in uncountable ways.

The three pioneers of techno - Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson and Juan Atkins, regularly cited Depeche Mode as an influence when they were experimenting with Detroit techno in the mid 1980s, and Depeche Mode are often named by today’s leading DJs and electronic music artists as key influencers.

No other band of their stature has commissioned so many dance music producers to remix their work. The list so far includes Danny Tenaglia, Sasha, UNKLE, Paul van Dyk, Ricardo Villalobos, Booka Shade, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Michael Mayer, Rex The Dog, Ewan Pearson, Plastikman, Speedy J, Orbital, Blackstrobe, Underworld and Boys Noize.

The band’s connection to electronic music is more than just influence, it helped to give it a beating heart. That makes a Depeche Mode remix contest something special, and for the first time ever, the band have agreed to let the public remix one of their songs officially.

Beatport is honoured to bring this unique opportunity to the electronic music community.

for more info check out the link to Beatport

Looky looky what I bought:

DUDES, its AWESOME, I FREAKING LOVE IT!!!!! The extra tracks are unblievable ESPECIALLY two stand out ones namely "Ghost" and "Oh Well" they have been on repeat in my car since Saterday when I bought it
Deluxe 4 disc set: 3 CDs + DVD + 2 Books

Includes three CDs containing the album, bonus songs and remixes, as well as 14 exclusive demos.

A DVD that features three films: Making The Universe, a behind-the scenes documentary about the recording of the album, Usual Thing, Try And Get The Question In The Answer (a conversation with the band discussing recording techniques, intercut with personal archive footage from previous album sessions) and Sounds Of The Universe (a short film featuring track by track with the band). The DVD also includes the promo video for “Wrong” (directed by Patrick Daughters), plus four songs filmed live in the studio in December 2008 and a version of the album mixed in DTS 5.1 surround sound.

Two 84-page hardback books, one featuring the lyrics to all the songs from the Sounds Of The Universe sessions, accompanied by exclusive photography by Anton Corbijn. The second book contains exclusive and candid studio photography by Daniel Miller, Ben Hillier, Luke Smith and Ferg Peter
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, can't WAIT for the 30th May, it's going to be an AWESOME show!!!

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