Mark Reeder - Mauerstadt


The KVB

the kvbKVB Mauerstadt begins with Reeder’s songwriting collaboration with The KVB an English duo living in Berlin. The KVB have been enjoying well-deserved international success and recently Reeder remixed their song White Walls off their acclaimed album Of Desire for their Fixation EP. In sight is a dark and threatening synthpop track with a haunting message. website

 

EKKOES

EKKOESEKKOES used to be called Echoes, They added a female vocalist and changed their name. Reeder debuted this synth-pop band on his Five Point One album. Ekkoes recently attracted a lot of heartfelt attention as the support act for The Human League on their European Tour. Mauerstadt features two new electrifying songs, both mixed in Reeder’s familiar style. website

 

QUEEN OF HEARTS

QUEEN OF HEARTS QUEEN OF HEARTS, is a project fronted by amazing vocalist Elisabeth Morphew. Liz has already worked with Reeder who remixed her song Neon, He originally wrote these two songs with her for QoH first highly sort-after album Cocoon, These versions are special reworkings of Suicide and United. website

 

MAJA PIERRO

maja pierro MAJA PIERRO Heartbreaker Maja Pierro is the Swedish wife of Italian synthmaster Mario Pierro of Raiders of the Lost ARP. The two songs featured on Mauerstadt reveal her emotional poppy vocal style, that almost anyone can sing along to it. If you don’t love it tonight, you will love it tomorrow. website

 

MFU

MFUMFU (also known as Modern Family Unit). Their mutual friend and former Hacienda DJ Dave Haslam, brought them together for this extraordinary remix. Reeder added his mysterious touch and a belting groove to it.
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THE INSPIRAL CARPETS

THE INSPIRAL CARPETS One of Manchester’s most popular rave-age bands are represented with You’re so good to me, This is probably the final song of The Inspiral Carpets with their drummer Craig Gill who recently passed away. This is Reeder’s punchy remix with plenty of attitude. website

 

 

NEW ORDER

NEW ORDERFinally, the most anticipated of all the tracks on this album are probably the two versions of Academic and The Game by New Order.

Reeder’s close relationship to this band goes back over 40 years, Reeder remixed Singularity for which New Order used footage from Reeder’s acclaimed Documentary film B-Movie (Lust & Sound in West-Berlin 79-89) for their video and live shows.

New Order’s Academic, which was remixed especially for this album, becomes a pulsating synth-slammer, while the final track, The Game becomes, under Reeder’s artistic direction, a down tempo, melancholic and emotional ballad, with tons of sweeping strings, all held together by a dark, throbbing bass guitar. This version was also the inspiration behind their two unique Sydney Opera House concerts with a chamber orchestra at which Reeder performed as opening DJ.

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Mark Reeder
with
Queen of Hearts, Maja Pierro, The KVB, Ekkoes,
MFU, The Inspiral Carpets and New Order.

The illustrious new album Mauerstadt is available on CD, Double Vinyl & Download


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Mauerstadt Vinyl tracklist:

  • A1 Mark Reeder with The KVB - In sight
  • A2 Mark Reeder - Giant Mushrooms (Radioactive fall-out mix)
  • A3 Mark Reeder with MFU - Mmm Mmm Mmm Ahhh (Umm & Arrgh Remix)
  • A4 Mark Reeder with Queen of Hearts - United (Bonded By Sadness Mix)
  • B1 New Order - Academic (Mark Reeder's Akademix)
  • B2 Mark Reeder with Ekkoes - Electricity (Power Surge Mix)
  • B3 The Inspiral Carpets - You're So Good For Me (Like a Tonic Remix)
  • C1 Mark Reeder with Ekkoes - Heartbeat (Heart Throb Mix)
  • C2 Mark Reeder & Maja Pierro - Broken Hearts
  • C3 Mark Reeder with Queen of Hearts - Suicide (Killer Queen Mix)
  • D1 Mark Reeder - Mauerstadt (RIAS Mix)
  • D2 Mark Reeder & Maja Pierro - If You Love Me Tonight (Mark Reeder Will Love You Tomorrow Remix)
  • D3 New Order - The Game (Mark Reeder Spielt Auch Mit Version)

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80th West Berlin

Mauerstadt

Mauerstadt means walled city and Berlin was the original mauerstadt. Berlin is also the home and workplace of Mark Reeder. Throughout the latter half of the 20th century, Berlins notorious wall was seen as the ultimate symbol of division and intolerance. Yet within that wall, a creative force existed which brought many artistic people together. This album draws attention to the subject of collaboration, not division.

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The walls inside your head

Mauerstadt reflects the retro-modern times in which we live. The dark and the light. While it becomes apparent under the current political climate that there are nations and people who are building walls - maybe not actual physical walls either, but mental barriers, dividing people, gender, nations and religions. The aim of this album is to draw your attention towards openmindedness and the need to break down the walls inside your head. Mauerstadt is about bringing creative people together through a mixture of musical styles and ideas, which depict Reeder's ability to move over different musical terrain, while remaining within a similar sonic framework.

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An album to break down barriers to

After the international success of B-Movie (Lust & Sound in West Berlin) and his previous Dolby Surround Sound album Five Point One, Mark Reeder returns with another collection of songs he's created with both new and established artists, The KVB, Queen of Hearts, Maja Pierro, Ekkoes, MFU, The Inspiral Carpets and New Order. Mauerstadt is an album to break down barriers to.

History

Mark Reeder

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.

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  • 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.

    Other Releases

    Mark Reeder's other projects,
    recommendations and partnerships can be found here.

    • Five Point One

      (dolby surround sound album)

      5point1.org

      Mark Reeder's remixes remastered and re-mixed in crystal clear dolby digital 5.1 surround sound. website

    • B Movie

      (Lust & Sound in West Berlin)

      b movie

      The wild west Berlin of the 80s Movie with music, art & chaos website

    • Mark Reeder

      Collaborator

      mark reeder

      Mark Reeders remixes album for the reactivated Factory Benelux label featuring lots of tracks with New Order's Bernard Sumner incl. the original version of Crystal website

    • Blank & Jones

      ReOrdered

      blank & Jones mit Mark Reeder

      Mark Reeders reworking of all Blank&Jones trance tracks into synthpop songs. Features Robert Smith, Bernard Sumner and Anne Clark. website

    Mauerstadt Album

    the latest album by Mark Reeder featuring New Order, The Inspiral Carpets, The KVB, Queen of Hearts and more