This morning Depeche Mode unleashed the remix package of their latest single on the masses. A massive 13 track mix package – 11 mixes of “Going Backwards” and a single mix of “You Move” and “Poison Heart” respectively. Remixers include Soulsavers, Chris Liebing, Solomun, The Belleville Three, Point Point, Maya Jane Coles and more. Full track list and links below.
On the heels of his breakthrough debut When I Fall In Love and follow-up To Love Again, trumpeter Chris Botti plays two triumphant shows at The Wilshire Theatre with guest vocals from Sting, Jill Scott, Gladys Knight, Paula Cole and Burt Bacharach
Although he doesn't totally transcend his Stevie Ray Vaughan/Hendrix influences, Chris Duarte attempts to progress beyond them – occasionally – on his fourth release, Romp. Kicking off with the greasy Junior Kimbrough-penned title track, he then moves into a sizzling Hendrix-fueled instrumental, "101," which shows his hot-dog guitar prowess but could have been on any of his previous discs. Similarly, the flashy "Like Eric" doesn't hide the fact that if you wanted to hear Eric Johnson, you'd buy an Eric Johnson album. Things finally settle into a more unique groove on "My My." Here his haunting Hendrix-styled distorted fuzz tone nudges a mechanical beat that's creepy and edgy. Better still is a version of Dylan's "One More Cup of Coffee," the album's six-minute centerpiece that transforms the original into a dreamy, ominous ode, utilizing near spoken lyrics against a subtle and stark backing.