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This topic contains all info on Martin Gore's upcoming collaboration with Motor for the song "Man Made Machine".
If you have any additions/alterations, please PM me.

N.B. Motor and Martin Gore have a short history. Martin Gore called Motor's remix of Precious one of his all-time favourite remixes in MigMag magazine 2006. Later, Motor became a support act for DM during TotU.
The people moderating the HOME website and forum did an interview with Motor in 2006. Here are the extracts regarding DM in that interview:
http://www.depeche-mode.com/2006/09/12/exclusive-interview-motor/
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You mentioned you’re a really big Depeche Mode fan, can you tell us a little about how you got into them and what their music has meant to you over the years?
I bought ‘Black Celebration’ on a whim when I was a kid. I thought the cover looked cool. But it wasn’t until the ‘Personal Jesus’ single was released, that I really go into them. ‘Violator’ is probably one of my favourite albums from any artist. One of the best electronic albums for sure. And I was into Nitzer Ebb and Nine Inch Nails at the time, and they all were being produced by Flood. I thought of my first band’s name ‘Haloblack’, by writing down all the DM song titles and putting together combinations of words. ‘Halo’, and ‘Black (Celebration)’.
Every year I go through a phase, where I will listen to DM everyday for 2-3 months, all the b-sides and remixes mostly. It drives my girlfriend nuts.

Martin Gore recently commented that Motor’s remix for “Precious” was one of his favorite remixes. Had you heard that and how does that make you feel?
I read in a magazine about him choosing our remix as his favorite DM remix. It’s beyond my wildest dreams to have come this far. I always thought my music was too edgy, but Martin seems to appreciate the more crazy stuff we’re doing. I always play the violator remixes, and I hope our remix will stand the test of time, like Violator-era remixes do.

What was going though your mind when Mute contacted you about remixing “Precious”? Also, what did you think when you first heard the song you would be remixing?
Ever since MOTOR signed to Mute, I have always begged them to let us do a remix. Then it finally happened. Martin heard the MOTOR single “Yak/ Sweatbox” and became a fan.

Some fans feel your remix took the song in a direction that was too different from the original, what would you say to the fans that might feel that way?
I understand what they mean, but a MOTOR remix does that (take the song in a direction that is different from the original). That’s one of the reasons our remixes stand out. Also, Daniel Miller made it clear from the start that we should make the remix sound more like MOTOR, (not Depeche Mode).

Were you able to catch them on their last tour and did you hear your song “Yak” played in the Pre Show DJ mix that Martin made?
Yes, at Madison Square Garden in NYC. I was shocked when “Yak” was playing, all the people started clapping and going crazy, then DM started the show. It was definitely one of the highlights of 2006 for me.

Having met with Martin recently, did you guys talk about the remix or maybe working together in the future or was it more of a casual thing?
He just told me how much he liked the remix, but we didn’t get the time to talk too much. I do hope to work with them again for sure.

It seems a lot of Depeche Mode fans have embraced Motor, what do you guys think about that?
t’s great, because I am also a DM fan. And even though MOTOR is much harder than DM, we try to make the music presentable and catchy, without losing our edge. Much like Nitzer Ebb complimented DM in the 90's.
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And here's an extract from an interview with Motor for the german magazine Sonic Seducer, in May 2009, uploaded and translated from German to English by me:
(...) Ever since the beginning, nobody less than Depeche Mode songwriter Martin Gore was a fan, who heard their remixes of songs like "Precious".
This was a connection that turned out to be beneficial: in the coming months, MOTOR deserves the honour to open for numerous performances of the Europe tour for the Basildon synth-pop legend as a support band. "Martin was a fan of MOTOR from the beginning and had great interest in us remixing a few songs," Bryan says."When I found out that Depeche Mode were recording their latest album in my hometown Los Angeles, I just called him one day. He immediately invited me to dinner with the entire band - all three of them being awfully nice guys with whom I can go along perfectly. The idea that we could support them, came on its own."
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Re: 2011: Motor's Man Made Machine featuring Martin Gore
« Reply #1 on: 07 May 2011 - 23:20:38 »
2010-09-07 - Recoil - Recoil to present 'A Strange Hour' at BTTP

http://blog.recoil.co.uk/recoil-to-present-a-strange-hour-at-bttp/'

‘Wall of Sound’ founder, DJ, radio presenter and Back To The Phuture creator Mark Jones has announced the first in a series of live events, in partnership with Dennis Publishing.  The first two will take place at Academy 1 - Manchester and Troxy – London with live performances by Gary Numan and Recoil in Manchester, and John Foxx at the London show.
Motor will also play at both dates, as will Richard H Kirk (Cabaret Voltaire/Warp), and Mark Jones will be spinning seminal machine music from the past, present and future – his sets paying special attention to new talent like Hurts, Villa Nah, La Roux, Little Boots, Penguin Prison and Ellie Golding.
Back To The Phuture started out as a radio show on BBC 6 Music in 2009.  The acclaimed program links the synth pioneers with today’s electro artists in celebration of 30 years of daring electronics.
The show has enjoyed massive success, uniting the likes of Gary Numan and Little Boots for a session and orchestrating a performance by Heaven 17 and La Roux at the BBC’s famous Maida Vale studios. It was a definitive pop event that drew huge audiences and broke the record for the most watched music event ever on BBC Digital with 1.3 million hitting the red button.
Jones has delivered entertaining and educational radio shows with guests including Arthur Baker, Phil Oakey (The Human League), Daniel Miller (Mute Records), Gary Numan, Martyn Ware (Heaven 17), Andy McLuskey & Paul Humphries (OMD), Steve Strange (Visage) and August Darnell (Kid Creole & the Coconuts).
Franco-American duo Motor makes uncompromising, sleek yet spiky EBM-influenced techno and their forthcoming album features none other than Mr Martin Gore & Mr Numan, further highlighting the cross-generational exchange of ideas as expressed through BTTP.
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Re: 2011: Motor's Man Made Machine featuring Martin Gore
« Reply #2 on: 07 May 2011 - 23:26:42 »
2010-11-18 - Bryan Black on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/#!/motormachine

headed to studio to mix new demo with martin gore #depechemode, gary numan and myself on vocals. you have no idea how I feel right now.

 
 
 
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Re: 2011: Motor's Man Made Machine featuring Martin Gore
« Reply #3 on: 07 May 2011 - 23:27:22 »
2010-11-21 - Bryan Black on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/#!/motormachine

At Martin Gore's house playing him the MOTOR demos. #depechemode
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Re: 2011: Motor's Man Made Machine featuring Martin Gore
« Reply #4 on: 07 May 2011 - 23:27:48 »
2010-11-22 - Bryan Black on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/#!/motormachine

Martin Gore playing the piano, played fade to grey, our friends electric, a new motor song and something unknown. #depechemode
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Re: 2011: Motor's Man Made Machine featuring Martin Gore
« Reply #5 on: 07 May 2011 - 23:32:08 »
2010-11-29 - Timothy Saccenti on Facebook:

[Timothy Saccenti uploaded a video of his trip to Santa Barbara to shoot the music video. You can see Martin in the final seconds.]
http://www.facebook.com/#!/video/video.php?v=10150151029563849

[N.B. That link is now dead, you can now watch it here:]
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10151931886060413
http://vimeo.com/35802272
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Re: 2011: Motor's Man Made Machine featuring Martin Gore
« Reply #6 on: 07 May 2011 - 23:33:33 »
2010-12-21 - Timothy Saccenti on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/timothysaccenti

[Timothy Saccenti, the director of Motor's upcoming video and short film, started posting some in progress photos of his work on his Facebook profile, calling the photo album "MMM video shoot- SB". Here are the photos:]

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Re: 2011: Motor's Man Made Machine featuring Martin Gore
« Reply #7 on: 07 May 2011 - 23:35:09 »
2010-12-29 - Timothy Saccenti on Facebook:

[Another photo by Timothy Saccenti. If you look closely enough, you can see it's Martin Gore...]

https://www.facebook.com/timothysaccenti

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Re: 2011: Motor's Man Made Machine featuring Martin Gore
« Reply #8 on: 07 May 2011 - 23:36:07 »
2011-01-17 - Timothy Saccenti on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/timothysaccenti

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Re: 2011: Motor's Man Made Machine featuring Martin Gore
« Reply #9 on: 07 May 2011 - 23:39:55 »
2011-02-04 - Timothy Saccenti on Facebook:

[Timothy and Martin on the set in Santa Barbara:]

https://www.facebook.com/timothysaccenti

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Re: 2011: Motor's Man Made Machine featuring Martin Gore
« Reply #10 on: 07 May 2011 - 23:40:56 »
2011-02-10 - Timothy Saccenti on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/timothysaccenti

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Re: 2011: Motor's Man Made Machine featuring Martin Gore
« Reply #11 on: 07 May 2011 - 23:50:36 »
2011-02-27 - Nerdy Frames (Unknown) - Billie Ray Martin: The Interview (excerpt)

http://www.nerdy-frames.org/2011/02/billie-ray-martin-interview.html

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Up until now you’ve have been slowing working on new music, how is that coming along and who have you been collaborating with Billie?
"I’m currently recording my own new album, finishing the opiates album, releasing collaboration with Hard Ton ad some other stuff.
Also I’ve collaborated, along with Gary Numan and martin gore, on motor's new album and have recorded a song for Terranova's new album. All of it is coming out this year. Deciding to release all my music on my own label as made a creative process possible, where things flow rather than stagnate."

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Re: 2011: Motor's Man Made Machine featuring Martin Gore
« Reply #12 on: 07 May 2011 - 23:52:12 »
2011-03-03 - Timothy Saccenti on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/timothysaccenti

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Re: 2011: Motor's Man Made Machine featuring Martin Gore
« Reply #13 on: 07 May 2011 - 23:54:08 »
2011-03-18 - Timothy Saccenti on Facebook:

[Timothy Saccenti uploaded a teaser for Motor on his Facebook incooperating footage from the upcoming music video, unfortunately without a glimpse of Martin. It used to be available on his Facebook page, but now it isn't anymore, but we have saved it.]

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150233356918849
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Re: 2011: Motor's Man Made Machine featuring Martin Gore
« Reply #14 on: 07 May 2011 - 23:58:47 »
2011-03-28 - Motor - Press Release

http://www.wearemotor.com

AFTER COMPLETING THREE HUGELY SUCCESSFUL AND CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED TECHNO ALBUMS, MOTOR HAVE SHIFTED GEARS AND RECORDED A VOCAL DRIVEN ALBUM.
THE ALBUM FEATURES:
MARTIN L. GORE (DEPECHE MODE), GARY NUMAN, BILLIE RAY MARTIN (S’ EXPRESS, ELECTRIBE 101), DOUGLAS MCCARTHY (NITZER EBB) AND OTHERS.
MOTOR SPENT THE LAST 2 YEARS ON TOUR- WITH DEPECHE MODE PLAYING TO SOLD OUT 60,000+ CAPACITY OUTDOOR STADIUMS, AS WELL AS SMALLER CLUBS AND FESTIVALS SHOWCASING NEW MATERIAL ALONG THE WAY.
MOTOR WILL RELEASE A NEW ALBUM IN 2011. TOUR DATES COMING SOON.
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