On the heels of their most successful U.S. tour to date, pioneering British rock band Depeche Mode have been nominated for a Grammy in the “Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical” category for “You Move (LatroitRemix)”
A single from the band’s 14th studio album, Spirit, Los Angeles-by-way-of Detroit Producer Latroit (aka Dennis White) was commissioned by KCRW music director Jason Bentley to create a remix that would take the song from the arenas back to the clubs that defined much of Depeche Mode’s career.
A former member of legendary techno act Inner City (featuring Kevin Saunderson and Paris Grey), through his various projects, Dennis White has created BPI and ARIA certified Gold, Platinum, & Double Platinum records, and multiple Billboard #1 Club Chart hits for artists ranging from Madonna to Hans Zimmer.
“I grew up with Depeche Mode’s music,” says Detroit native Latroit. “They were huge influence on me, so being asked to do a remix for them was a big deal to me. Men who are heroes to me are going to hear my interpretation of their work. No pressure there, right? When I got the parts, i must have listened to the individual tracks for an hour…over and over, geeking out on the synth parts and vocal production.”
He continues, “My goal was to create a remix that made Depeche Mode feel like I understand their music, that Prince would have liked had he heard it, and that would work in a Tiga set. So…sparse, funky, playful and kind of dark, leaning heavily on the band’s original parts. I needed this remix to feel like a Depeche Mode song, y’know? A piece of music where the band’s legacy and composition were respected.”