Depeche Mode – Dream On (Remixed by Delta Dreams)

Posted on 23 October 2011 by Delta Dreams

Depeche Mode Exciter Dream OnI remixed the Depeche Mode track Dream On when they released the Exciter album in May of 2001. The album was produced by Mark Bell of Bjork and LFO fame. The album took the band to a much more “chilled out” direction than their previous releases. This is because the music trend at the time was about IDM (Intelligent Dance Music) which, ironically, really wasn’t danceable at all. However, Mark Bell was a major influence for this trend and added his style to the record. IDM is known for its synthetic textures and atmospheric melodies. The band promoted the album buy having a remix competition for a few songs from the Exciter album by their fans. They provided the stems (vocals, effects, instruments) of the tracks for download.

Dream On has an Americana feel but also lacks the musical depth that the band was always known for. I wanted to return the remix to their roots by keeping the same feel but adding a real dance beat, melodies, and climatic rhythmic textures. My remix has the same tempo (120 BPM) but feels a lot faster and more danceable while maintaining the essence of the song. The Depeche Mode Dream On (Remixed by Delta Dreams) version has been downloaded (before Myspace, Facebook, and YouTube) over 100,000 times a month at one point and still gets a lot of views on YouTube. It’s a free download here.

Depeche Mode – Dream On (Remixed by Delta Dreams) by Delta Dreams

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