This March we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the world’s most popular electronic band’s biggest selling album. ‘Violator’ was Depeche Mode’s seventh studio LP and catapulted them into international success and sees them at the height of their powers. Produced by Flood and mixed by Francois Kevorkian the album’s slick yet accessible sound was a successful marriage of goth, synth-pop, dance and good ole rock n’roll. Martin Gore and crew address dark themes such as guilt, religion, fetishes, nihilism and misanthropy yet the album had widespread appeal and spawned top ten hits and the album spent 74 weeks in the charts and pushed the band ‘over the edge’ (in more ways than one!). Read more about the album here.
Details on how to win a pair of tickets to either our London or New York City session, a vinyl copy of the album and a set of Klipsch S3M earphones here.
Sunday, 1st March, 5 to 8 pm
Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AE
Transport: Dalston Junction / Dalston Kingsland / Haggerston Overground
Tickets: £10 in advance available here and if seating is still available £12 on the door.
Presenter: Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy and special guest Kevin May, author of the forthcoming book ‘Halo – The Violator Story’
Audio Menu: Dynavector D17D3 MC Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Rega IOS Reference MC Phono Stage, Audio Note Jinro Integrated Amp, Chord Signature Speaker Cable, Chord Signature Tuned Aray interconnects, ISOL-8 Substation Integra Power Conditioner, Klipsch SW-115 Subwoofers and Klipschorn Loudspeakers
Sunday, March 1st, 1:30pm – 4:30 pm
Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Tickets: $8 online here and $10 on the door
Presenters: Ron Like Hell and Seze Devres from Kiss & Tell
Audio Menu installed by Stuarts Audio: Rega Apheta MC Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, McIntosh C2500 preamplifier, McIntosh MC452 power amplifier, AudioQuest Interconnects and cabling, Klipsch Loudspeakers, Klipsch SW-115 Subwoofers
Sunday, March 22nd, 6 to 9 pm
Cafe Mono, Pløens Gate 4 0181 Oslo
Tickets: NOK100 in the door or in advance here. Students free.
Presenters: Kent Horne and founder of the Norwegian Depeche Mode Fan Club, 7RYM
Visual interpretetions by João Doria
Audio Menu from Duet Audio: Cartridge: Ortofon Cadenza Black, Turntable: Dr. Feickert Woodpecker, Tone arm: Jelco 750 LB, Integrated Amp with phono stage: Soulution 530, Loudspeakers: Piega Classic 80.2, Interconnects: Midas Reference Silje, Speaker Cable: Midas Reference Silje, Power Conditioner: Oyaide