Depeche Mode ‎– Should Be Higher (Amtrac Remix)

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1 Should Be Higher (Amtrac Remix)
Remix – Amtrac


Commissioned but unofficially released

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88883758322 Depeche Mode Should Be Higher(CD, Single) Columbia, Mute, Sony Music 88883758322 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
0886444196277 Depeche Mode Should Be Higher - The Remixes(5xFile, FLAC, Single) Columbia 0886444196277 France 2013
none Depeche Mode Should Be Higher(CDr, Single, Promo) Columbia, Sony Music none UK 2013 Sell This Version
88883 75834 1 Depeche Mode Should Be Higher (12", Single) Columbia, Mute, Sony Music 88883 75834 1 UK, Europe & US 2013 Sell This Version
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March 21, 2015
Unnecessary attempt at covering the deep house genre with this single.
Amtrac (Caleb Cornett) turns one of the 'darker' songs of the album, into a bouncy "lets go to the club" type mix, by trashing (ie. not using at all) all parts of the original mix, and trying to "re-invent" the song. Sadly, in the process everything went wrong.
He took Gahan's vocal, and used it as disposable filler for his own generic, lifeless "deep house" track. Sped up and down, it sounds as if he was hopped up on N20 when he worked with the vocal.
The melody used for the track sounds like something straight out of FL Studio's riff machine. It seems Mr. Cornett accepted and actually embraced being uncreative. Add some reverb and use.
There isn't much that can be said of the drums used, he decided it was best to use whatever he had in hand and just go from there. Unfortunately, the drums are equally dull and generic, even using a crash cymbal in a 4/4 fashion... clearly, he needs someone to send him a sample pack, or better, teach him how to use a drum machine.
So far we have about half of the track. What might be missing, you say? Well, lets not forget we're trying out to turn a very influential band's song into a deep house filler, so we need pianos of course! Bake in some chords, and presto!
Your 45-minute hackjob was approved! Now you can very proudly say you've remixed Depeche Mode. Congratulations! (not)

The result? Something that you have to hear thrice to confirm it is indeed a remix of a Depeche Mode track. Do I recommend doing it? Not at all.