About two weeks ago, restaurant and music club SoHo in Santa Barbara announced a small event which will include a DJ set by Martin Gore, …
About two weeks ago, restaurant and music club SoHo in Santa Barbara announced a small event which will include a DJ set by Martin Gore, titled “SOhO’s 20th Anniversary Fundraising Show Series”. It does not actually say what the fundraiser is for, but it seems that the music club needs a new stage. Martin has already stood on that stage last month, when he joined his son and daughter for a short, private performance in front of his son’s classmates and their parents, organised by their school.
The Meet & Greet tickets for the DJ set on June 27th were sold out after about a day, but there are still some General Admission standing tickets. Go to Soho’s site for more info: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/868969
And a few hours ago, music foundation Notes For Notes announced another DJ set, as part of their annual ‘Sound Check’ event. Also in Santa Barbara, this event was usually held at the end of each year, but since Notes For Notes relocated to a new building, it seems that the event got postponed to July 30th this year. This will be the fourth time that Martin has DJed at this event, and it’s presumably going to be a slightly bigger event than the one by SoHo.
General Admission and VIP Tickets are on sale now: https://nightout.com/events/sound-check-feat-martin-gore-dj-set-depeche-mode/tickets
It will be interesting to see what songs from ‘ MG’ Martin will play, if any. Santa Barbara better get ready for a double Black Swarm invasion!
Edit: Upon closer inspection, it appears that the Soundcheck event is actually going to held in Los Angeles this year.
A brand new remix for Martin L. Gore’s MG project was announced today and you need to check it out! If you remember Martin’s BBC Radio 1 interview with Heidi back in late …
A brand new remix for Martin L. Gore’s MG project was announced today and you need to check it out! If you remember Martin’s BBC Radio 1 interview with Heidi back in late March, he talked about his appreciation for Andy Stott’s work. In fact, the first song on his guest mix for her show was from Andy Stott. In their conversation Martin mentioned his love his album, “Faith In Strangers”, and it looks like it lead to him remixing “Europa Hymn”. And what a remix it is! Check it out below.
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In this age of social media, The Soulsavers are exceptionally quiet. Fair play to them, but it may only lead even more to the birth of rumours. And so, when they subtlety suggested …
In this age of social media, The Soulsavers are exceptionally quiet. Fair play to them, but it may only lead even more to the birth of rumours. And so, when they subtlety suggested on Instagram in January this year that they had started working on another record, Depeche Mode fans quickly jumped to the conclusion that it must be another collaboration with Dave Gahan. This would have seemed a possibility, considering the fact that Dave Gahan revealed a year earlier that some more demos between the pair of them are lying around which might come out one day. However, The Soulsavers also stated to have other plans for records as well, which have nothing to do with Gahan. The Soulsavers warned us in a comment on their Instagram photo a few days later that we were jumping to conclusions, but this did not prevent social media, fansites, and music news sites from spreading the news that another Soulsavers+Gahan collaboration was in the pipeline. This was not helped by the fact that musician Sean Read tweeted a few days later that he had begun recording parts for a Soulsavers+Gahan album.
Last Wednesday, Rich Machin finally spilled the beans in a long interview with 6 Days From Tomorrow, and reveals that the truth lies somewhere in the middle:
“I’ve actually already been doing quite a lot of work with Dave [Gahan] recently on a new project. I don’t think that’s any secret. Sadly we live in an age of social media, where a small rumour causes speculation to explode. But at the moment there’s really nothing to tell still. I’m not sure if we have even decided on what that project is going to be yet. It’s a comfortable progression on from what we did on the Soulsavers record.
Our schedules have definitely synced up better this time around. Last time it clicked creatively between us very, very quickly & naturally. Dave had already got studio time booked in with Depeche Mode and then a long tour lined up after that, but we kinda knew we wanted to pick up working on something when that was done. It was something we talked about and felt had a great vibe that had a future, which is why I’m not really sure what the project is. It felt like we wanted to do something more than Dave be just guest on one of my records. He’s got a really strong idea and opinion on what the whole thing should sound like – so it makes sense to start something as a new project moving forward.
This time around we’ve got more open diaries so we can take our time, get a record out later this year or maybe early next year and then have enough material to get out there and play some shows. Were not in any rush this time, which is nice. But at the moment there’s not much else to tell. It all sounds great, were having a lot of fun and it’ll all come together in its own time.”
I guess we will all just have to be patient and wait and see! Meanwhile, please head over to 6dft.net to read all about Soulsavers’ other upcoming releases and more about their previous collaboration with Dave Gahan.
Be sure to check out the ‘Europa Hymn’ video. This is the first taste of ‘MG’, Martin Gore’s upcoming 16-track electronic instrumental album that’s out on 27/28 April via Mute. The video was …
Be sure to check out the ‘Europa Hymn’ video. This is the first taste of ‘MG’, Martin Gore’s upcoming 16-track electronic instrumental album that’s out on 27/28 April via Mute. The video was directed by: M-I-E and is an animated journey through the layers of ‘Europa Hymn’.
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