Updated: Nov 27, 2022
A charity & over song compilation in memory of Andrew Fletcher of Depeche Mode :
A project of friends of Andy and of fans for fans!
Now the time has finally come, 6122 is out now. At the moment, our thanks go to all of the more than 100 contributors to this incredible project. It would not have been possible without your commitment, enthusiasm and will to follow the discipline of the overall concept of the project. Thank you for your incredible trust. A toast to you all together! Daniel
In recent years, the music world has lost some of its big stars and musical pioneers. David Bowie, Prince and many others are way too early on this list and May 26th, 2022 fits in there for millions of electronic music fans. On this day Andrew Fletcher, founding member of Depeche Mode, embarked on his last journey, aged 60. In particular, fans from all over the world, who have supported the band for decades, seem to have remained in shared grief and shock for months. The legitimate question for many is “how is the band going?” and sharing their condolences with the remaining members Martin Gore and Dave Gahan, Andy's friends and especially his wife Grainne and his children Megan and Joe.
Several international artists have now come together, directed by Daniel Gierke of the act The Brute: for a musical farewell and a thank you to Andrew "Fletch" Fletcher for over 40 years of music history, and recorded a compilation of various covers of Depeche Mode’s songs. The idea is not new. The difference lies in the top-class cast!
Gareth Jones, the producer of three Depeche Mode albums and hits like "People Are People” participates as well as Brian Griffin, the photographer of the pictures of Depeche Mode's first albums, Bernhard Lloyd with his current project Atlantic Popes, known as a member of Alphaville, who wrote in the 80s synth-pop anthems like "Big In Japan” and “Forever Young". Also present is Watershed from South Africa, who rose to global fame with their 2002 smash hit “Indigo Girl”, Bon Harris of Nitzer Ebb, Polly Scattergood, the iconic electronic music pioneers from Italy Kirlian Camera, Carlos Peron, co-founder of the Swiss band Yello, Markus Reinhardt, formerly a member of Wolfsheim, Roy Jones & Red Beat (brother of the legendary Howard Jones), Nico Wieditz of And One with his project Starlights Live, The Brute: themselves and the award-winning UK act Northern Kind, NightNight, Redeem, Cold Connection, Apsürde, Oxic Inc. feat. de La Morte, The Rude Awakening, Nicole of Toal & People Theatre, Zentrum Ost 71, LeBen, Rohn-Lederman (So-operator to Fad Gadget and Front 242), Page Of Quire, Tom Meeloo, Shelter, Tin Gun, Daniel Hall feat. Stephen Newton, Neocoma, Jesper Kikkenborg and Rachel Delgado.
The entire project has a charitable purpose. 50% of the profit will be donated to a charity for children in UK, and the Children’s Cancer Trust in Germany who officially partners to the project.
The aim was to bring together different artists from different decades, old musical companions of "Fletch" as well as known artists across different genres and promising new bands who were influenced by Depeche Mode's sound. From Rock, Electronic, Alternative, Pop, Crossover to Synthwave, everything is represented. 29 acts from the UK, the US, Germany, France, Belgium, Australia, Sweden, Italy, Hungary, Denmark, South Africa & Switzerland say “See You” in such a stylish way.
The compilation with the name "6122", the year Andrew Fletcher was born and died, will be released on November 25th, 2022 as a Christmas present for all fans worldwide. In addition, there are 5 single releases.
B.U.T. Entertainment / The Brute: / Timezone Records