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This thread contains all news items about Martin Gore's remix of a Señor Coconut track.
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2003-04-13 - EW3 - MARTIN REMIXES FORTHCOMING SENOR COCONUT SINGLE

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MARTIN REMIXES FORTHCOMING SENOR COCONUT SINGLE

The second single from Senor Coconut's album "Fiesta Songs", will feature a remix by none other than Martin Gore, according to an interview in swedish magazine Groove. The track is described as a "my-version-is-more-coffee-table-than-yours cover of Sade's 'Smooth Operator'", and the single will be released at some point after the album, which is due out on May 19th.
Groove magazine: http://www.groove.st/
Atom Heart's website (Senor Coconut): http://atom-heart.com
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2003-05-02 - Groove (Sweden) - Martin Gore Interview

http://www.groove.se/pdf/groove03-3.pdf

(...)

Martin säger att han lyssnar på all slags musik, men på senare tid har han köpt mer och mer skum elektronisk musik, mycket minimalistiskt och atmosfäriskt. Jag försöker få honom att nämna några favoriter, men han kommer inte på några. Till slut säger han att han gillar de som remixat hans nya singel, Stewart Walker och i synnerhet Uwe Schmidt alias Atom™, den produktive Chile-bon.
– Mycket av det han gör är väldigt intressant, han verkar ha en väldigt bred källa av influenser. Han gör allt från Señor Coconutprojektet till galna glitch-saker, som är nästan irriterande och olyssningsbara.
Lustigt nog kommer Atom™:s Señor Coconut-projekt också ut med en ny coverskiva alldeles strax, och Martin har remixat andra singeln, Coconut-versionen av Sades Smooth Operator.

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2003-09-03 - EW3 - Martin Gore remixes Senor Coconut

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News: Martin Gore remixes Senor Coconut

Lassigue Bendthaus aka Atom Heart aka Uwe Schmidt has done mixes of Mode's "Zenstation" and Martin's "Stardust". Now Martin is returning the favor by mixing another one of Uwe's aka's - Senor Coconut.
It's been a while since this news first hit this site (in it's previous form), but back then no date, nor specific details was availble. Now we got the lot for you.
Senor Coconut's next single, a cover of Sade's "Smooth Operator", will hit the streets on Septemer 29, and naturally Martin's remix will be featured on the disc.
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2003-09-23 - Atom Heart / Señor Coconut - Smooth Operator Press Release

http://www.multicolor-recordings.de/senorcoconut/sound/smooth/maringore_rmx.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20040101221243fw_/http://www.multicolor-recordings.de/cat/nsercd005e.htm

SEÑOR COCONUT
"Smooth operator"
Incl. remixes by: Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Agoria & DJ Good Groove

Could one imagine a more perfect musical accompaniment for this exceptional summer 2003 than a sophisticated, yet passionately performed Señor Coconut version of the Sade classic "Smooth Operator"?
The combo treats this hit from 1984 with highest respect. Still the song is equally urging to flirt on the dance floor and to refresh oneself at a fashionable cocktail bar with the latest drink creations. First the Señor offers a perfectly arranged adaptation in original swinging Cha Cha acoustics, then he supplies a bonus of a cool midnight "Version Suave". Its enchanting atmosphere excorts the evening society on a warm breath of wind to the marble terrace where couples, who have found each other freshly, make a promise of love under the twinkling of millions of stars.
Remix and Radio Edit by Multicolor label owner Good Groove demonstrate once again which feats a DJ and producer, who has an unerring flair for new trends and innovation and is successful since many years, should be capable of. Up to now his mixes have occupied the upper positions of the German DCC regularly and one can bet that his interpretation of "Smooth Operator" will rise the charts like boiling water as well. One may be surprised about the fact Good Groove less injects the fluid Techno factor but rather has created a solidly rocking Electro monument which – with its Acid inlays – puts new life into the genre without having a modicum of a retro effect. DJs should note that this mix starts with 130 bpm and ends with 133,33 bpm after the final break in an endless loop.
However, the sensation of the EP is that Martin Gore – musical mastermind of Depeche Mode – joins the remixers! As he is a big fan of Señor Coconut and both producers have make friends with each other, nobody needs to wonder at Gore revealing an elegant vision here, that is bedding the original into a downtempo frame which almost could have arisen from a dream by Atom Heart… The brilliant, minimal structures light as a feather combined with the vocals obtain a new Pop quality that has hardly been achieved by many producers of similar style still after several releases. Old melodic values and a modern arrangement meet like two antipole magnets – as if both musical elements always have searched for and finally have found each other. Chapeau!
Eventually – with his vinyl-only remix – French producer Agoria fires a technoid power unit the Operator smoothly navigates to the highest spheres of euphoria. Sebastien Devaud, having been influenced by Jazz and Techno, has accompanied the greatest DJs (Jeff Mills, DJ Hell, Kevin Saunderson, Carl Cox, Joey Beltram, Ritchie Hawtin, Cristian Vogel among others), thus played himself to the Olympus of the most desirable international clubs and festivals. Meanwhile one cannot imagine the European Techno scene without his unique groove.
multiColor recordings / Good Groove Music
CD (nsercd 005)
01 Smooth Operator (AGORIA MIX) - 6.13
02 Smooth Operator (GOOD GROOVE MIX) - loop
03 Smooth Operator (IN-DISGUISE MIX) - 5:30
04 Smooth Operator (VERSION SUAVE) - 5:29
Vinyl (MCR 126.0)
A1 Smooth Operator (AGORIA MIX) - 6.13
A2 Smooth Operator (GOOD GROOVE MIX) - loop
B1 Smooth Operator (IN-DISGUISE MIX) - 5:30
B2 Smooth Operator (VERSION SUAVE) - 5:29
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2003-09-29 - Martin Gore - Remix

http://www.martingore.com/news/index.html

Señor Coconut Remix
After Martin completed his "A Night With Martin L. Gore" showcase shows, he found some time to do a remix for Señor Coconut (a.k.a. Atom Heart, who did a remix of "Zenstation", the b-side to the Depeche Mode single "Freelove"). Martin, along with Andrew Phillpott, remixed the Señor Coconut cover song, "Smooth Operator" (originally performed by Sade).
Multicolor Recordings has a Flash based sound sample up of the remix (click the word "play" when the window loads).
The single release date is September 29th. The full press release can be found on Señor Coconut's record label web site.
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2003-10-06 - Popfrontal (Germany) - News

http://www.popfrontal.de/news/entries/147.html

Senor Coconut veröffentlicht "Smooth Operator" mit Remix von Martin Gore
Senor Coconut hat sich einen neuen Pop-Klassiker vorgeknöpft und durch seinen Elektro-Latin-Transformator geschickt: diesmal war "Smooth Operator" von Sade an der Reihe. Niemand Geringeres als Martin Gore, der ein großer Fan des Senors ist, steuerte auf der gerade erschienenen EP einen Remix bei, der das Original in ein Downtempo-Gerüst einbettet. Senor Coconut ist im November auf "Fiesta Songs"-Tour - presented by POP FRONTAL.
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2003-10-19 - Schallwen.de (Germany) - Neuigkeiten

http://csaconnect.com/schallwen.de/news/Neuigkeiten2003.html

Neues von Señor Coconut
Senor Coconut als „Smooth Operator“

Nach „Smoke on the Water“ nun die nächste Albumauskopplung samt genialer Remixe: der Sade-Klassiker „Smooth Operator“. Der Señor offeriert zunächst eine perfekt arrangierte Adaption in original schwingender Cha Cha-Akustik und schiebt als Bonus eine coole, mitternächtliche „Version Suave“ nach. Der Nr.1-Hit von 1984 wird dann unter anderem von Martin Gore, musikalischer Mastermind von Depeche Mode, remixt.
Als Fan und Freund des Señors offenbart Gore hier eine elegante Vision, die das Original in ein Downtempo-Gerüst einbettet. Weitere Mixe sind von Good Groove & Agoria auf CD und Vinyl erhältlich.
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2003-xx-xx - Newstate Recordings - Smooth Operator Release

http://www.newstaterecordings.com/releases/smooth_operator.html

Señor Coconut return with a cracking single, complemented by some excellent mixes... The massive Agoria Remix is THE club version' it's an ace slice of French stadium techno from the man with the techno plan. Huge...
'Coconut's German label-meister (that's Good Groove) delivers a Good Groove Remix that's pure electro loungecore' Depeche Mode mainman Martin L Gore turns in a mix that is unmistakeably Mode-ish & all the better for it - a perfect chilling partner to the bands own Suave Remix.
This is the Coconut's first release since their triumphant summer mini-tour - the roof came off at the Jazz Café with 3 encores - and it sets the band up nicely for their return tour (which will coincide with a further single release - the brilliant 'Beat It' - yes, that 'Beat It') in November.
Señor Coconut are the unofficial house band to the stars - David Bowie, Pete Tong, Martin Gore & Jonathon Ross are all big fans. So get involved immediately or you simply won't be fashionable for the autumn season.
Listen to the tracks (Real Player required):
Smooth Operator:
Album Mix
In-Disguise Mix (Martin L Gore Remix)
Version Suave
Agoria Remix
Good Groove Remix
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