Personal Jesus – Depeche Mode
Recorded November 2012
Yet another mix that started as one thing and ended up as something I didn't expect.
I approached this mix with an electronic Glam arrangement in mind (a la Goldfrapp), but I also wanted a traditional keyboard part with a Rhodes sound so I could play around with the harmony. I got the drums going and added a new chord progression. During one of the transitions, I did a little keyboard riff and decided to repeat it in each transition.
Tom, my husband, usually floats in and out of the studio when I'm working on stuff. During one of those times, he came in and sat down to take a listen and noticed the keyboard riff. He said it reminded him of Fleetwood Mac (mainly because of the Rhodes sound). He then suggested that I try doing something with that in mind.
So this is how "You Make Loving Fun" ended up in this mix. I mixed my favorite Depeche Mode song with my favorite Fleetwood Mac song adding the influence of one of my favorite groups, Goldfrapp.
Mix mastered by Chris Graham Mastering.