There’s no single person more responsible for the look, feel and sound of electronic music than Vince Clarke, founder of Depeche Mode, Yaz and Erasure. His mastery of the synth-pop sound defined a generation of alternative dance music that is still influential today.
Clarke’s 1983 paring with blue-eyed soul singer Alison Moyet (he responded to her ad seeking blues musicians) created two timeless albums, Upstairs at Eric’s and You and Me Both. The video for “Don’t Go,” featuring a kind of New Wave Frankenstein’s monster gothic love story, was shot on a shoestring budget 25 years ago this summer, officially making it an antique! We think it couldn’t sound more modern.