Back to The Phuture: Claudia Brucken
In the latest of his occasional series of 6 Mixes exploring synthesised music past and present, record label boss and electro enthusiast Mark Jones is joined by Propaganda frontwoman Claudia Brücken to discuss her life in music. Hailing from Dusseldorf in Germany, Propaganda were signed to Trevor Horn's ZTT label in 1984 by Paul Morley, whom Claudia would later marry. The band hit the charts the next year with their debut album 'A Secret Wish', featuring seminal singles 'Dr Mabuse' and 'Duel', and although the band split two years later, Claudia has carried on making music, both as part of a duo with OMD's Paul Humphries and on her own. In this programme, Claudia shares her 'synth-fluences' with Mark, including tunes from Kraftwerk, Patti Smith and La Dusseldorf alongside contemporary electronica from Crystal Castles and James Blake. She also discusses her new solo album 'Combined' featuring, amongst others, a duet with Erasure's Andy Bell. There's also music from Depeche Mode, Motor and a look ahead to next week's Short Circuit Festival at London's Roundhouse, celebrating the output of seminal electronic label Mute Records.