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Back to The Phuture: Claudia Brucken

Record label boss and electro enthusiast Mark Jones is joined by Propaganda frontwoman Claudia Brucken to discuss her life in music.

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.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Depeche Mode

    Personal Jesus

  • Depeche Mode

    Personal Jesus (Alex Metric Remix)

  • Propaganda


  • Holy Ghost!

    Wait And See

  • Erasure

    Take A Chance On Me (feat. MC Kinky)

  • Cabaret Voltaire

    Nag Nag Nag

  • Motor

    Man Made Machine feat Martin L. Gore

  • The Normal


  • Claudia Brücken In The Studio

    • Propaganda

      Dr Mabuse

    • La Düsseldorf


    • Fehlfarben

      Es Geht Voran

    • Kraftwerk

      Komptenmelodie 2

    • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark


    • Patti Smith

      We Three

    • Crystal Castles

      Not In Love feat Robert Smith

    • Robyn

      We Dance To The Beat

    • Röyksopp

      This Space

    • James Blake

      I Never Learnt To Share

    • Claudia Brücken

      Thank You

  • Motor In The Mix

    • Motor

      Man Made Machine (Black Strobe Remix)

    • Gary Numan

      Random (Demo Outtake)

    • Joy Division

      Exercise One

    • Factory Floor


    • 70 Gwen Party

      Auto Killer UK

    • Cabaret Voltaire

      Yashar (Alter Ego Remix)

    • D.A.F.

      Der Rauber Und Der Prinz

    • Pink Military

      Degenerated Man