EKKOES, the London-based electro-pop trio, whose vibrant 80s feel has been much lauded, have come to prominence through their recent work with legendary producer Mark Reeder, a tour supporting the equally legendary Human League, and the release of a highly commendable debut album.

The band have just released their ‘Self Control’ EP. The title track of the EP was a huge hit, twice, in 1984 – firstly for Italian singer, songwriter Raf, and then internationally for the late, great Laura Branigan. The EP is available for download but also as limited edition CD, of which there are only 100 copies. This is your chance to win one of these limited edition CDs, and it’s really easy to enter.


To enter, all you have to do is tell us all what YOUR favourite cover version of all time is, and the reason why. It’s as simple as that. Just post your response either to this blog post (click on ‘leave a comment’ below), or to the post on ‘Is That The 12” Remix’ facebook page

If you haven’t yet heard EKKOES debut album ‘Elekktricity’ then you can purchase it, as well as the Self Control EP, on download or CD here:

Closing date is Friday September 8th at 6pm UK time, the winner will be chosen at random from all the entries.


  1. My favourite cover would be “Faith Healer” by Recoil (original by The Bollock Brothers).
    I only found out that it was a cover many years after the release by Recoil.
    Of course, the fact that Douglas McCarthey from Nitzer Ebb did the vocals is a serious plus.

  2. So many great covers done over the years, I’ll tip the hat to Naked Eyes and their cover of the Burt Bacharach and Hal ‘Always Something There To Remind Me’

  3. Greatest cover for me was Roxy Music’s version of John Lennons ‘Jealous Guy’. As good as JL sung it, for me Bryan Ferry’s voice & tone nailed it perfectly. A perfect tribute too one of our greatest ever songwriters.

  4. Heard it through the grapevine by Marvin Gaye. The original version by Gladys Knight and The Pips just sounds like a throw away pop track. When Marvin got hold of it, you didn’t even have to listen to the lyrics to realise that it is actually a heart breaking song. The pure emotion in the way he sings it tells the whole story. It’s a pure lesson in how a song should be sung!

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