Mike Mareen

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Mike Mareen
Born (1949-11-09) 9 November 1949 (age 65)
Origin Berlin, Germany
Genres Electronic, experimental music
Instruments Multiple instruments
Years active 1980-Present
Labels Night 'N Day Records, ZYX Records, Galaxis.
Associated acts Ken Laszlo, Fred Ventura
Website Mike Mareen.de

Mike Mareen is a German musician, who was born in post-war West Berlin, West Germany as Uwe-Michael Wischhoff,[1] and grew up in Lüneburg. His first musical success was with the band Cemetery Institution who played at Hamburg's Star-Club. Mareen later became a merchant sailor, a job which eventually took him to New York City where he played with several American groups. Upon his return to Europe, Mareen became involved with the production of Italo disco records. During the 1980s, he had some considerable success, with frequent television appearances in Germany and Eastern Europe. His biggest hits were "Dancing In The Dark" (1985) and "Love Spy" (1986).[2] His music "Agent of Liberty" was used in the bar scene in Bollywood film Shahenshah.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1979 - Mike Mareen 70's
  • 1985 - Dance Control
  • 1986 - Love Spy
  • 1987 - Let's Start Now
  • 1988 - Synthesizer Control
  • 2000 - TV Talk 2000
  • 2004 - Darkness & Light

Compilations[edit]

  • 1998 - The Best of Mike Mareen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rainer Schubert: Der Lüneburg-Sound. Landeszeitung für die Lüneburger Heide GmbH, Lüneburg 2007, ISBN 3-922639-12-7
  2. ^ "Official Mike Mareen site".