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Depeche Mode - I Feel Loved (The Last Temptation of TekMonki Mix)

from TekMonki Remixes by TekMonki



This was my first ever remix. I came across this little site called acidplanet, that was having a little contest featuring one of my early musical idols. No question there, had to do it. I labored on it for about a month and a half, trying to come up with something impressive, and uploaded it to the server right around the deadline.

Weeks passed, then a month or two. Nothing. Then one day I got an email from a guy claiming to be a label rep (A&R if I remember right) for Reprise, Depeche Mode's label. He told me that out of over 1100 entries, 10 had been chosen to be sent on to the band and their management for final review and winner selection. He told me that mine was one of those 10. This being my first ever remix (ever!) for a band that pretty much got me into electronic music and has been a perennial favorite of mine for near 20 years now, I jumped out of my chair at work and threw my arms up in victory. Everyone kinda stared at me like I was a freak. Which I am. But, "I'm in the top 10!!!!! I'm in the top 10!!!!"

It was clearly only a matter of time before Martin Gore called me up and told me how they're shopping for producers for the next album and they wanted me to take the helm. Visions of red carpets, limos, my own private TekMonki jet danced in my head.

Then they picked someone else as the winner. They obviously didn't listen close enough. Their loss. However, I did make it into the Depeche Mode discography (www.depmod.com/songs/i_feel_loved.htm#last_temptation_remix -- #5, "Last Temptation Remix" - and of course they cut off my damn name in the title! Hmph!). So I have that going for me. Which is nice. Oh, and that label rep promised me limited edition vinyl and free stickers and something else. If you're reading this, I'm still waiting buddy!

Enjoy the remix.


from TekMonki Remixes, released October 1, 2009
Martin Gore


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TekMonki New York

TekMonki, née Jk, started his musical journey when he was given his first synth by divine intervention, or much begging and pleading.

Fast forward several years, TekMonki started his own label to distribute his first internet release, 'Saudade EP', and has since been locked in the studio perfecting his craft.

Suffice to say, the world should be expecting big things from TekMonki.
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