Tag: depeche mode

[Interview] Erol Alkan

Erol Alkan has lived many different guises so far; DJ, remixer, label founder, club promoter, radio host, and each with great success. Keen to keep moving forward, what, one might wonder, allows Alkan to remain such a vital figure in contemporary music, both in the DJ booth, in the studio and beyond. “We each have to find our own way inside of the demands we place upon ourselves, so I can’t really advise much apart from to trust your instinct (again), and if you feel you can’t give enough of yourself to something, then reassess.” Great to speak to you ... Read more

Premiere: Ladytron - The Animals (Vince Clarke Remix)

Helen Marnie, Mira Aroyo, Daniel Hunt, Reuben Wu formed Ladytron in Liverpool, England in 1999. They broke through in the early 2000s with the Light & Magic and Witching Hour albums. After five records and a succession of world tours over a ten-year period, Ladytron took a deserved pause, pursuing other projects, collaborations and creative endeavors, before finally deciding in 2016 to begin work on new music together. “The Animals” is the first fruit of this new chapter for the group. Here, Electronic pioneer Vince Clarke adds a new dimension with his remix. Opening with a sick yet flawless bassline, ... Read more

Interview: Dave Clarke

After fourteen years, Dave Clarke is set to release his third full length album, “The Desecration of Desire”. Available on 27 October, the years-in-the-making project distills Clarke’s life long love of Punk, New Wave, Noise and Industrial into something truly original and wholly spellbinding; 10 tracks that go way beyond the dancefloor. Originally teased via its first single ‘Charcoal Eyes (Glass Tears)’ featuring Mark Lanegan , “The Desecration of Desire” follows 1995’s collection of singles “Archive One” and 2003’s “Devil’s Advocate,” and features collaborations with LOUISAHHH, Mark Lanegan, Mt. Sims, Anika, Gazelle Twin and Keith Tenniswood. For some three decades, ... Read more

Interview: Maya Jane Coles

Something of an enigma in today’s music world, Maya Jane Coles returns with her latest, and most complete, substantive album to date – “Take Flight”. Already well received via a slew of singles – including the BBC Radio 1 Essential New Tune ‘Won’t Let You Down’, the album sees Maya write, produce, engineer, arrange, mix and perform each and every track one of its 24 tracks, even designing its artwork herself. Released as a double disc/heavyweight triple vinyl pack, “Take Flight” continues Maya Jane Coles’ phenomenal year, which has seen her make appearances at the likes of Coachella, Tomorrowland, Parklife, ... Read more

Uto Karem Releases Intricately Constructed Debut Album

Definitively a member of the world’s Rechno elite, Italy’s Uto Karem is widely known by way of releases on the likes of Plus8, Tronic, and Sci+Tec. It is, however, is own Agile Recordings imprint, which sees the bulk of his studio output, frequently hitting Beatport’s Top 10 in the process. Now, after years of singles, remixes, and EPs, Uto Karem has just released his debut LP – “Waking Up The Neighbours”. [soundcloud url=”http://soundcloud.com/uto-karem/uto-karem-03-dazed-album-low-quality-preview” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] Drawing on influences from New Order and Depeche Mode to Soft Cell, Uto Karem highlighted the melodic synth lines that first drew ... Read more

You Can Now Buy This Gorgeous History Of Electronic Music Theremin Print

Officially named the Electric Love Blueprint, this gorgeous print features over 200 electronic music pioneers and innovators etched on to the circuit board of a Theremin, widely considered one of the first electronic music instruments. Being sold via Dorothy, Electric Love Blueprint is screen printed metallic silver onto a blue uncoated stock that represents the history of electronic music from 1857 to the present day. Featuring over 200 names, it loosely groups genres, from the obscure Musique Concrète (Pierre Schaeffer) to the better known Krautrock (Kraftwerk, Can, Tangerine Dream, Neu!, Faust, Cluster, Harmonia and Amon Düül II) Synthpop (Gary Numan, ... Read more

Beyond The Beats With Reza Athar

In our segment ‘Beyond The Beats’, popular artists are given the chance to step outside of the dance music sphere, and let them give you an insight into their favorite pieces of music from other genres that they hold dear. Music that has special meaning to them, music that has helped shape them to be the artists they are today. Ten songs with ten special, personal stories that explain the love for the chosen music. So sit back and take a minute to get to know the person behind the DJ a little better. “I really love the art of ... Read more