Bassist also wants Calvin Harris to put his spin on classic single


Peter Hook has said that he wants Calvin Harris and David Guetta to remix New Order‘s hit single ‘Blue Monday’.

The bassist, who is currently estranged from his New Order bandmates and recently played their albums ‘Movement’ and ‘Power, Corruption & Lies’ live in Manchester and London, made the claim in a new interview with The Observer. Hook compared Arthur Baker to Harris, Guetta and Belgian DJs Soulwax and revealed that he wants to celebrate the forthcoming 30th anniversary of the release of ‘Blue Monday’ by getting the chart topping producers to remix the song.

“When we went to New York in ’81/’82, the disco and electro started to sink in. I knew we weren’t going to go disco. We were going to offer a white northern take on black disco music – and then we started working with Arthur Baker, who wrote ‘IOU’. His attitude to writing dance music was like a punk writing punk. Very adventurous, off the wall, anything goes. I like the modern versions of him too – Calvin Harris, Soulwax, David Guetta. My dream for the 30th anniversary of ‘Blue Monday’ is for them all to do a mad commercial remix of it.”

‘Blue Monday’ was first released in March 1983.

Speaking about Hook’s decision to tour New Order songs with his band The Light, Bernard Sumner of New Order recently stated: “I think it sucks to be honest. We found out that he was touring ‘Unknown Pleasures’ through the press. He didn’t tell us, which we thought was pretty low. It just seems like a real commercial thing to do.”