Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Depeche Mode - The Naweed Mixes - Volume One
A lot of times fan remixes are crap. There are a lot of people out there who think they know what the hell they're doing. But, every once in a while, someone with some talent comes along and can work some fantastic magic. Naweed Wahla has taken songs from the entire spectrum of DM's discography and mixed them in a more modern, more dancey, more attractive package. Although most of the songs on this comp are from the latter era of DM, he does a lot with the older tracks that I'll be posting later in January. I like the second half of this album a lot because they are all songs that I generally didn't care for in their original form. But now they've been crafted and molded in such a way, I can't help but enjoy them.
The cover was a real task, as I wanted to use the latest DM logo for 2017. But, I hated the font, so I switched that one around... SO, with the paint swash logo, a pic of DM, a forest pic, and some paint circle clip art, I created something I think really is an homage to DM and Anton Corbijn's art. I can't wait to make more.In January, I'll be posting more of Naweed's mixes, along with mixes by Reaps and Dominatrix, two more spectacular DM mixers, later on down the line.
Anyway, I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving, and I'll see you on Saturday night!