Nicole Moudaber puts forth captivating 11-minute Depeche Mode ‘Cover Me’ remix
Depeche Mode exhibits a sharp propensity for cultivating the foremost of brooding techno reworkings. The aforementioned is displayed tenfold when one considers the band’s previous enlistment of acts include Chris Liebing, The Bellville Three, Solomun, Maya Jane Coles, and more for remixes of their music.
Naturally, it is with their sweeping understanding and appreciation for sonic depth— and the beauty of brooding numbers— that the seminal post-punk torchbearers tapped techno goddess Nicole Moudaber to rework their track “Cover Me.” Moudaber’s work joins the illustrious Depeche Mode’s latest double LP collection of remixes for “Cover Me,” which is off their fourteenth studio album Spirit, released in March of this year.
“A few years ago, I hung out with Martin Gore in London and at his country house in England,” Moudaber told Billboard. “I never thought back then I’d be working with Depeche Mode one day. Depeche were such a huge part of my life growing up — I’m a massive fan and it’s a tremendous honor to work on a remix for them. Being able to work with Dave Gahan’s vocals in the studio and drape them in hypnotic techno was really special for me and I’ve experienced some really magical moments playing the remix out in clubs around the world.”
Indeed, Moudaber’s 11-minute take on “Cover Me” delves deep into Moudaber’s early life. Growing up with Depeche Mode instills an idiosyncratic layer into one’s psyche. With this in mind, it’s incredibly fitting her resulted reworking is of her archetypal somber yet hypnotic production tendencies behind the booth.