Mark Reeder

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Mark Reeder

Season 1 · Episode 8

Mark Reeder left Manchester in 1978 to live in West Berlin, where he became the representative of Factory Records and helped to bring Joy Division over to play their one and only Berlin concert in January 1980. Shortly before the fall of the wall in 1989, he produced what would become the last album of communist East Germany, for their state-run record label AMIGA. From 1990-2007 he ran the techno label Masterminded For Success (MFS). In 2007 Reeder returned to music production and high profile remixing - among his client-friends were Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, Yello, and New Order. 2015 saw the release of the highly acclaimed film 'B-Movie ‘, a biopic depicting Reeder's life in 80s West-Berlin – a major hit at the Berlinale of that year that catapulted Mark Reeder into movie fame. In his STRRR episode Marke Reeder talks about the vanished city of West Berlin, about the Pet Shop Boys scoring Eisenstein’s “Battleship Potemkin” film and New Order.

Interview by Max Dax, photo, DOP & editing by Luci Lux, camera 2 by Max Dax, animations by TOPE, introduction by Craig Holiday Haynes.

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