Music producer and musician Mark Reeder was born in Manchester. He travelled to Berlin in the late seventies just to buy a few records, and never left.
Before all that, he studied graphic design, worked in a small Virgin record shop in Manchester and played in The Frantic Elevators with Mick Hucknall.
After announcing his relocation to West-Berlin, he was designated 'Factory
Records German representative', by Tony Wilson and Rob Gretton, which
basically meant he promoted Joy Division to an uninterested German media.
During the eighties, he managed all-girl, German avant-garde band Malaria!
and also played in his own band Die Unbekannten. Towards the mid eighties,
they changed their name to Shark Vegas and their musical style to high
energy electronic rock disco.
At the very end of the 80s, Mark appeared in a couple of Joerg Buttgereits
notorious movies, dabbled with acid house and techno and he produced
the last album of communist East Germany for the state owned record
label AMIGA, with a band called Die Vision, finishing their album literally
days before the fall of the Berlin wall.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, he formed the record label Masterminded
For Success (MFS) in East Berlin, releasing music by Cosmic Baby, Dr
Motte, Ellen Allien and Paul van Dyk.
He is also known for his numerous remixes for such prestegious artists
as New Order, Depeche Mode, Blank & Jones, John Foxx, Anne Clark,
Robert Smith or The KVB.
His life in the Mauerstadt was recently documented in the film 'B-Movie
(Lust & Sound in West-Berlin)'
B-Movie: Lust &
Sound in West-Berlin (1979-1989) - Official Trailer from scenes
from on Vimeo.