I first heard Depeche Mode back in 1984! After failing miserably on the guitar, I was given a keyboard and had made several songs, but it all seemed irrelavent. However, after seeing and hearing Depeche Mode for the first time, it all made sense. They not only were my music teachers, but an inspiration. To this day, there's very few artist that make me want to make music. DM is still one of them. Now I'm an electronic/dance artist. I play keyboards (and yes, I still try to play guitars). Most of my music is either ambient, dance or just plane electronic, but they're mostly all instrumental.