“The Depeche Mode album I’m most familiar with is Violator, from 1991, which is a pretty dark record. I was going through some of the other albums, and I started listening to their debut, because I’d never really heard it before. It was so raw and almost amateurish – you could tell that they were just beginning to experiment with programming.
“While I wasn’t crazy about the album per se, when Just Can’t Get Enough came on, I realized what an incredible song it was. I never thought so before; sometimes you have to listen to a song in a particular context or maybe years after it’s a hit to fully appreciate it.
“It has so many cool counter-melodies, with all of these interacting synth parts; there’s no live instrumentation whatsoever. It’s a hit song with a great vocal – you can see why it propelled them into the limelight and basically launched their career.”