HI-LO is honored to present his remix of Grammy-Award-Winning, legendary English electronic music band Depeche Mode’s “Speak To Me,” a song from their 2023 album Memento Mori.
For his remix, HI-LO uses the original melody as a base, building a thick wall of techno over the top and alongside Dave Gahan’s signature vocals. HI-LO respects the poignant message within the lyrics and allows them to remain a focal point while flowing through an entirely new instrumental vehicle.
This remix follows recent 2023 HI-LO releases: ‘Crescendo,’ ‘Bonzai,’ ‘Brazil,’ ‘Arpeggio’ (with Space 92), his ‘Pura Vida EP,’ the debut release on his own burgeoning HILOMATIK imprint, which also received a standout remix from Wehbba, and his two-track ‘Nirvana EP’ with Reinier Zonneveld.
‘It’s an absolute honor to do a remix for the iconic Depeche Mode, especially for such a special song like ‘Speak To Me.’ The song felt very honest and real to me, so I tried my best to stay true to the original spirit but also put my own twist on it.
I built around the vocals and the synth pads with a more melodic approach than the usual peak-time techno stuff I am producing but still incorporated some earth-shattering yet warm-sounding bass synths and some heavy drums to take it to a different realm. Thanks, Dave and Martin, for trusting my vision!,’ HI-LO says.
HI-LO is on the road this summer with a packed schedule of international performances, which include high-profile appearances at Ultra Europe (Resistance), Airbeat One Festival, Tomorrowland & Mysteryland (Drumcode), Weeknd Festival, Fest Festival, Electric Zoo, and elrow to name a few.
Listen to the track below.