Lust & Sound in West-Berlin 1979-1989

Music is the common thread.

A friend of Heino and Blixa Bargeld, Mark Reeder is also a soundmixer for Toten Hosen, manager of Gudrun Guts Band Malaria!, co-organizator of the concert of Joy Division and he shared a flat with Nick Cave. In the recent history he was responsible of promoting electronic musicians such as Paul van Dyck and Ellen Alien. The music is the main theme of the film and never distances the narrative, which recounts the beginnings of today’s top bands: Einstuerzende Nebaiten, the birth of Nina Hagen, Nena, Velvet Condom, Sprung aus den Voken, Shark Vegas, Ideal, Westbam feat. Richard Butler, Die Aertze, Notorische Reflexe, P1/e, Phonique, David Hasselhoff, Kris Needs, Jim Rakete, Blixa Bargeld. Christiane F., the protagonist of the famous book (later a movie) “We Children from Bahnhof Zoo” also appears in the film, as she returnes to Berlin after the detox treatment. But it also shows how punk music has transformed spontaneously to techno music, with the first Love Parade in Berlin, bringing it forward with the electronic music, underground clubs and parties.

Directors: Jörg A. Hoppe, Klaus Maeck, Heiko Lange, Miriam Dehne

Origin: Germany

Genre: Documentary

Year: 2015

Lenght: 92′

Production: Jörg A. Hoppe, Klaus Maeck, Heiko Lange,
Christoph Post, Alexander von Strumfeder

Participating MARK REEDER, author and protagonist..

Mark Reeder (born 5 January 1958) grew up in Manchester, England. He is a musician and record producer. At a young age, Reeder became interested in progressive rock and especially in the dawn of the electronic music. In his teens, he worked in a small Virgin Records store in Manchester city centre.
Reeder has been living and working in Berlin since 1978.
He is also the founder and owner of the German electronic dance music label “MFS” and “Flesh”. In 1991, Reeder discovered the teenage Paul van Dyk, guiding and paving his way to build up his now international DJ superstardom.
The Reeder career has spanned more than three decades now influencing many famous artists, including Joy Division too.