One of my favourite blogs is Documentary Evidence which is a blog all about Mute Records and will I'm sure be of great interest to you of you're reading my efforts. Mat Smith who runs the blog must be the biggest Mute fan out there other than Daniel Miller and you really must have a look at his work.
Rather brilliantly Mat has managed to put together a 22 track double compilation download called Mute Response which showcases a whole host of artists all of who have been influenced by Mute's roster over the years. It's far from a selection of bands influenced only by say Depeche Mode or Erasure; instead and pleasingly the compilation displays influences from almost any Mute band you can think of. What makes the project more interesting is that all the tracks bar one (MO75's instrumental cover of Depeche's See You) are original works. There are some heavyweight names involved too including Gareth Jones (which is a real coup for Mat), Vic Twenty and Motor's Oly Grasset in his D-R-U-N-K guise. Blog pals Analog Angel pop up too with their track The Temple.
A full press release with artist biographies can be found here and the download is available on the Nominal Musics bandcamp page: Part 1 and Part 2 . Both will set you back £3 so there is no excuse to miss out