Depeche Mode have unveiled a bundle of remixes for Ghosts Again – the lead track from their latest album ‘Memento Mori’.
Back in March, the duo – starring Dave Gahan and Martin Gore – released their 15th album, marking their first release since the death of founding member Andy Fletcher.
Coinciding with the launch of their world tour, it quickly became an international hit and peaked at No. 2 in the UK, prompting the group to commission a set of eight remixes of its first single.
Out now across digital platforms, ‘Ghosts Again (Remixes)’ showcases myriad new dimensions of the track – from the melodic techno of rising star Massano to the big Berghain vibes of a collaboration between legends Chris Liebing and Luke Slater.
“I have been a big fan of Depeche Mode for so many years. They have influenced the way that I think about music and DJ,” says Liebling. “I’m extremely grateful that I could not only do another remix, but that I also got to do it with one of the biggest legends in Techno world [Luke Slater].”
Slater adds: “When I was a kid I was buying Depeche Mode 7-inches, the early ones. I remember that well… What I love about Depeche Mode is that over the years they have just formed a world of themselves… They’ve kind of covered this timeless zone and I think that’s really special”
Also included is a deep house version from Moroccan up-and-comer Bergsonist, as well as a moody take from Matthew Herbert, who comments: “I quite liked the idea of ‘we’ll be ghosts again’… everyone vanished from the dancefloor. The idea of the temporary community that’s being built.”
The release also includes experimental remixes from Chris & Cosey collaborator Nik Colk Void, Rival Consoles and Miss Grit, as well as Davide Rossi who recorded strings for ‘Memento Mori’ and contributes an ethereal strings-only version here.
“I wanted to do this [remix] as a tribute to my love for the band,” Rossi says. “I am so thrilled that they decided to keep it and release it.”
Listen to ‘Ghosts Again (Remixes)’ below.