Vince Clarke & Martin Gore Announce VCMG – The World’s First Electronic Music Supergroup?

VCMG Vince Clarke + Martin GoreVince Clarke (Erasure, Yazoo, Depeche Mode) and Martin L. Gore (Depeche Mode) have announced that they are releasing an album as VCMG. It’s the duo’s first collaboration in 30 years.

According to Clarke and Gore, VCMG is an opportunity for the duo to “exercise their lifelong love of the genre as the techno-inspired VCMG.”

“I’ve been getting into and listening to a lot of minimal dance music,” says Clarke. “I got really intrigued by all the sounds.”

“I realized I needed a collaborator,” he adds, “so it occurred to me to talk to Martin.”

“Out of the blue, I got an e-mail from Vince just saying, ‘I’m interested in making a techno album. Are you interested in collaborating?’” says Gore. “This was maybe a year ago. He said, ‘No pressure, no deadlines,’ so I said, ‘OK’.”

What do you think of the idea of Vince Clarke & Martin Gore collaborating again, after 30 years? And is VCMG the world’s first electronic music supergroup?

VCMG – Spock

Clarke and Gore plan to release several EP’s, as VCMG, followed by an album.

The first release is an EP entitled Spock. EP1 / SPOCK will feature remixes from Edit-Select, aka Tony Scott, the UK DJ / producer; Regis, British techno musician Karl O’Connor; Zak aka DVS1, founder of Hush Records plus XOQ, the alter ego of Überzone / Q, who mixed the VCMG album.

EP1/SPOCK will be available starting Nov 30th on Beatport, and in wider distribution on Dec 12. 12″ vinyl hits Dec 19th.


8 thoughts on “Vince Clarke & Martin Gore Announce VCMG – The World’s First Electronic Music Supergroup?

  1. super group? what ever. it’s just some guys making music. might be good music too. but really the whole question comes across a little too cheese-ball. probably pisses them off too.

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  2. how is half of the original depeche mode lineup a supergroup? interested to hear clarke’s take on minimal though

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  3. As a HUGE Vince Clarke and Depeche Mode fan, I really hope this is good. Vince’s other collaborations with Martin Ware were really REALLY bad, and I didn’t rate his recent remix of Depeche’s Behing the Wheel. Please be good! :-)

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  4. I dearly hope that VC did not listen to closely and stays true to some of what makes his music great.

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