Album News — November 16, 2010 at 7:19 am

Vince Clarke, Alan Wilder remixing Depeche Mode tracks for CD expected next year

Depeche Mode

Fans of Depeche Mode are abuzz over news that all five past and present members — Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andrew Fletcher, plus ex-bandmates Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder — will appear on disc together for the first time on a new remix album reported to be in the works.

While DM hasn’t formally announced the project, fan sites have been reporting about artists being asked to remix tracks, and Clarke — who left the band following 1981’s Speak & Spell last month tweeted news that he was working on a new remix of the 1987 single “Behind the Wheel” (“I believe there is a new remix album to be released,” he wrote).

A few days ago, fan site Home confirmed that Wilder — who replaced Clarke in DM and stayed in the group until 1995 — also is contributing a mix of “In Chains,” the opening track of 2009’s Sounds of the Universe. The site reports that other remixers include New Order’s Bernard Sumner, Mark Ronson, The Arcade Fire and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

The involvement of both Clarke and Wilder in a new Depeche Mode project is perhaps not surprising after the events of this year, which include Wilder joining DM onstage in London to perform “Somebody,” Gore DJ’ing one of Wilder’s Recoil gigs in California, and Clarke re-teaming with Gore to record a dance album.



  1. One of these guys, or both, are going to join DM for the next album in my opinion.

  2. I agree with you Wil, I think Alan will return, and we’ll know it in the next the year
    Depeche Mode Portugal

  3. Really think so? That would be great. Maybe all FIVE. How about that?

  4. Though I don’t foresee Vince or Alan coming back to work on a new album with Depeche Mode, nothing’s impossible.

    I am happy to see the both of them collaborating with some of my other favorite artists on what will be a fantastic remix album (so I hope).

  5. I doubt VC will re-join DM. He’s already committed to doing a new Erasure album – out around Autumn 2011.

  6. I came by on youtube on this video it just has been posted on facebook …

    Some people told me it will be on the remix album also, it is made by a technomusic pioneer Jamez (Trancesetters)

    I really liked it, can’t wait to buy the remix album

  7. Depechemodegrrrl

    These guys have been together for over 30 years now. At some point as you age, you allow bygones to be bygones and let’s face it, the musical legacy these lads leave is epic.
    I would not be surprised in the least if Alan Wilder and Vince Clarke kiss and make up with Martin Gore and yes, record AND tour for the next album with Martin, Dave and Fletch.
    I think it’s fantastic that they’re remixing singles with with some of their former musical “competitors” like Nich Rhodes of Duran Duran and with more recent acts who are just as amazing like Arcade Fire.
    Bravo Les Boys, keep it up, keep making your beautiful music, the soundtrack to the lives of many including myself and I hope you all live forever so that music never stops!

  8. Old Mode + New Mode = epic win! Like, the biggest, most epic win ever recorded in history.

    That is all.

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