Mike Mareen

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Mike Mareen
Mike Mareen on promotour for his 1987-single "Agent of Liberty"
Mike Mareen on promotour for his 1987-single "Agent of Liberty"
Background information
Born (1949-11-09) 9 November 1949 (age 71)
OriginBerlin, Germany
GenresEuro-disco, Hi-NRG, Electronic, experimental music
InstrumentsMultiple instruments
Years active1980-Present
LabelsNight 'N Day Records, ZYX Records, Galaxis.
Associated actsSilent Circle, K.B. Caps
WebsiteMike 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 Euro 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] "Love Spy" peaked at number 98 in Australia in December 1986.[3]

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". Archived from the original on 2008-08-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 192. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)