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The song, not the singer: Bands whose singers don't write the lyrics. Initially, Vince Clarke was the man behind the songs in Basildon's finest exponents of synth-pop. But he left in 1982 to find stardom with Erasure and Martin L. Gore stepped up to take over the duties.
Straka twists battle of bands concept Four years ago, Frank Straka and John Kuester hosted their first event, "Prince vs. Michael Jackson." The concept was simple: play songs exclusively by the two bands and create a super fun dance party. Straka and DJ Minya will host Depeche Mode vs. The Cure on Saturday, July 19.
Track Of The Day 16/7 - Maps 'A.M.A (Eule Remix)' Too cerebral to be truly 'pop' but too effortlessly melodic not to be, Maps has led a strange, beguiling career. Real name James Chapman, the producer has completed three albums of sterling electronic songcraft, continually challenging perceptions of what he should be. Influenced by 80s icons such as Depeche Mode, Maps' production sense also gazes longingly at everyone from ...
Premiere: Batsch - Celina Artful synth pop... One of the leading tropes of post-Millennial pop, synth-pop is a template which has faced replication upon replication. Yet still producers since spaces, cracks to press open and reveal new ground. Batsch make synth-pop, in keeping with that great Human League, Depeche Mode sound – though they’re definitely not copyists. With their new EP due to arrive on Monday (July 14 th ...
Why Jack Antonoff of Bleachers Loves Writing Pop Songs "The only way to get back to the golden age of music isn't to make a f-ck-you record that 11 people hear."
Tribute bands feed off fans' energy Almost Queen and U2 Nation offer note-for-note re-creations of the classics
Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 23, the 204th day of 2014. There are 161 days left in the year.
SLIDESHOW: Glastonbury 2014: From Dolly Parton to Metallica, how was it for you - and could Depeche Mode and Prince ... As the clean-up continued at Glastonbury after 120,000 music lovers left the site, thoughts are already turning to next year’s festival. Bets are already being offered on next year’s event, with Paddy Power installing Depeche Mode as the 3/1 favourites to headline on the Saturday.
Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes Presents the “Hold Up” Music Video by Sunshine Gillz The new music video is presented by Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes Promotion. (PRWeb July 22, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12034579.htm
New synthesizers make sounds musicians want Sounds and styles shift so frequently in pop music, you can almost guarantee that whatever’s currently passe, corny or uncool will eventually come back into ...
Originally a product of Britain's New Romantic movement, Depeche Mode went on to become the quintessential electro-pop band of the 1980s; one of the first acts to establish a musical identity based completely around the use of synthesizers, Depeche Mode began their existence as a bouncy dance-pop outfit but gradually developed a darker, more dramatic sound which ultimately positioned Depeche Mode as one of the most successful alternative bands of their era.
The roots of Depeche Mode dated to 1976, when Basildon, England-based keyboardists Vince Clarke and Andrew Fletcher first teamed to form the group No Romance in China. Depeche Mode proved short-lived, and by 1979 Clarke had formed French Look, another duo featuring guitarist/keyboardist Martin Gore; Fletcher soon signed on, and the group rechristened itself Composition of Sound. Initially, Clarke handled vocal chores, but in 1980 singer David Gahan was brought in to complete the lineup; after one final name change to Depeche Mode, Depeche Mode jettisoned all instruments excluding their synthesizers, honing a slick, techno-based sound to showcase Clarke's catchy melodies.