Project 6122 – in memory of Andrew Fletcher of Depeche Mode.
We are very excited and proud to reveal our collaboration in project 6122 – A cover song compilation in memory of Andrew Fletcher of Depeche Mode. It’s a musical farewell and a thank you to Andrew “Fletch” Fletcher. From old musical companions of “Fletch” as well as international known artists across different genres and also promising new bands who are influenced by Depeche Mode’s sound.
In recent years, the music world has lost some of its big stars and musical pioneers. David Bowie, Prince and many others are way too early on this list – and May 26th, 2022 fits in there for millions of electronic music fans. On this day Andrew Fletcher, founding member of Depeche Mode, embarked on his last journey, aged 60. In particular, fans from all over the world, who have supported the band for decades, seem to have remained in shared grief and shock for months. The legitimate question for many is “how is the band going?” and sharing their condolences with the remaining members Martin Gore and Dave Gahan, Andy’s friends and especially his wife Grainne and his children Megan and Joe.
Several international artists have now come together, directed by Daniel Gierke of the act The Brute: for a musical farewell and a thank you to Andrew “Fletch” Fletcher for over 40 years of music history, and we recorded a compilation of various covers of Depeche Mode’s songs. The idea is not new. The difference lies in the top-class cast!
The aim was to bring together different artists from different decades, old musical companions of “Fletch” as well as known
artists across different genres and promising new bands who were influenced by Depeche Mode’s sound.
From Rock, Electronic, Alternative, Pop, Crossover to Synthwave, everything is represented.
28 acts from the UK, the US, Germany, France, Belgium, Australia, Sweden, Italy, Hungary, South Africa and Switzerland say “See You” in such a stylish way.
Including: Gareth Jones, the producer of three Depeche Mode albums and hits like “People Are People” participates as well as Bernhard Lloyd with his current project Atlantic Popes, known as a member of Alphaville, who wrote in the 80s synth-pop anthems like “Big In Japan” and “Forever Young”. Also present is Watershed from South Africa, who rose to global fame with their 2002 smash hit “Indigo Girl”, Bon Harris of Nitzer Ebb, Polly Scattergood, the iconic electronic music pioneers from Italy Kirlian Camera, Carlos Peron, co-founder of the Swiss band Yello, Markus Reinhardt, formerly a member of Wolfsheim, Nico Wieditz of And One, The Brute:, the award-winning UK act Northern Kind and Cold Connection + more.
The entire project has a charitable purpose. 50% of the profit will be donated to a charity for children in UK, and to the Children’s Cancer Trust in Germany who officially partners to the project.
Release date: November 25th, 2022, 2 x CD + digital
The compilation with the name “6122”, the year Andrew Fletcher was born and died, will be released on November 25th, 2022 as a Christmas present for all fans worldwide.
1 A QUESTION OF TIME – THE BRUTE:
2 NEVER LET ME DOWN AGAIN – WATERSHED
3 IN YOUR ROOM – NIGHTNIGHT
4 ICE MACHINE – RENARD feat. MARY ANN
5 BROKEN – REDEEM
6 STRIPPED – STARLIGHTS LIVE
7 LITTLE 15 – ATLANTIC POPES
8 THE SUN AND THE RAINFALL – APSÜRDE feat. MANOYA
9 MY SECRET GARDEN – COLD CONNECTION
10 IT’S NO GOOD – OXIC INC. feat. DE LA MORTE
11 DREAM ON – ROY JONES & RED BEAT
12 SHOULD BE HIGHER – THE RUDE AWAKENING
13 IN SYMPATHY – BON HARRIS
14 HEAVEN – ZENTRUM OST 71
15 ENJOY THE SILENCE – LEBEN
16 PERSONAL JESUS – POLLY SCATTERGOOD
17 WRONG – KIRLIAN CAMERA
18 POLICY OF TRUTH – ROHN-LEDERMAN
19 TO HAVE AND TO HOLD – PAGE OF QUIRE
20 ANGEL – TOM MEELOO
21 SOMEBODY – PETER RAINMAN
22 THE SUN AND THE RAINFALL – NORTHERN KIND
23 BARREL OF A GUN (EL PRESIDENTE PERON YEAH JOHN MIX) – CARLOS PERON
24 I FEEL YOU – TIN GUN
25 I FEEL LOVED – DANIEL HALL feat. STEPHEN NEWTON
26 OBERKORN (IT’S A SMALL TOWN) – ELECTROGENETIC / GARETH JONES
27 CLEAN – NEOCOMA
28 BREATHE – THE BRUTE: feat. RACHEL DELGADO
Sponsored by: Abbey Road Studios, Big Satsuma Radio, Blitzed Magazine, Orkus!, ReBach, Thomann Music Equipment
Supported by: Northern Art Music, depechemode.de