Global Session : Mark Reeder

Global Session : Mark Reeder

Like
130
0
Friday, 01 February 2019
Global Sessions
Mark Reeder  (Berlin / Germany / Manchester / UK)
Label:  MFS Records
English born musician and music producer. He has been involved in the Berlin and international music scene since 1978.
Mark Reeder (born 5 January 1958) grew up in Manchester, England.
He is a musician and record producer.
Before moving to Germany in the late 70s, he co-founded new wave band “The Frantic Elevators” together with Neil Moss and Mick Hucknall (Simply Red).
Reeder has been living and working in Berlin since 1978.
 
In 1981 he formed the darkwave synth band “Die Unbekannten” and in 1984 “Shark Vegas”. Reeder’s history is colourful as it is diverse. He was Factory Records German representative from 1978-1983 and he worked with German avant garde all-girl group Malaria! He took the popular UK TV show “The Tube” around Berlin, organized gigs behind the iron curtain and wrote the soundtrack music and played a leading role in Joerg Buttgereit’s controversial/banned movie “Nekromantik 2”.
 
He is also the founder and owner of the first East German electronic dance music label Masterminded For Success “MFS” which he started in 1990, after making the last album of communist East Germany “Torture” by Die Vision in 1989.
In 1991, Reeder discovered the teenage Paul van Dyk, guiding and paving his way, to build up this now international DJ to superstardom. Through books such as Dave Haslam’s “Adventures on the wheels of steel – The rise of the superstar djs” or “Der Klang Der Familie” by Denk & v Thulen, it is now clearly understood that Reeder initiated and successfully outlined Paul van Dyk’s early career from 1991 until 1999, and through Reeder’s respected status, credibility and extensive music industry contacts, van Dyk was able to climb the ladder to success and reach his current superstar status.
 
Reeder’s music career has spanned over three decades. He has been a participant and behind the scenes influence for many now famous artists, spread over a wide cross section of contemporary musical genres.
 
In 2008 he returned to making music. Mainly synthpop modern-retro soundtracks specializing in 5.1 surround sound mixes (check his album “Five Point One” feat his remixes for Depeche Mode, The Pet Shop Boys or John Foxx).
Today, he is a highly sought after music producer and remixer.