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Mike loves to dance in the dark...

Mike Mareen, whose real name is Uwe-Michael Wischhoff, is a German musician whose particularity is to have been involved in the oh so famous sector of Italian Disco and then Italian Dance.

Little is known about him other than the fact that he has produced a significant number of Dance tracks and that he has had his biggest hits with "Dancing in the dark" and "Love spy".

Just for these 2 titles, we had to dedicate an article to him.

To discover or rediscover.

Discography (among others ...) :

• Für dich fang ich heut ein neues leben an 1974

• Wo bist du gestern gewesen 1975

• England England 1976

• Mama Leone 1976

• Sunshine of your smile 1977

Galaxy man 1977

• Here comes the music 1979

• Cecilia 1983

• Dancing in the dark 1984

• Double trouble 1985

• Here I am 1985

• Agent of liberty 1986

• Love spy 1986

• Don’t talk to the snake 1987

• Lady ectasy 1988

• Stand up 1988

• Right into my heart 1989

TV-Talk 2000 1999


Clips :

1974...the beginnings in very local color mode. Who could imagine for a single second that this same Mike is going to set fire to all the Dancefloors on the planet in a few years, not many people, that's for sure... this stage we say to ourselves that this young singer will only make a career in his native country given his musical style. It's hard to know him at first sight... noticeable improvement in terms of style and sound. For the moment the whole remains really local color and does not suggest any short-term evolution...

1976...we'll have to wait a little longer before seeing the young Mike metamorphose. And to metamorphose, that he will metamorphose...

1977...the switch to English, a switch that will change everything. He finally seems to have taken the measure of the real musical trends of the moment and is finally starting to ask himself the right questions...

1977...a first attempt at evolution not really successful, to say the least. He'll have to work a little more...

1979...this time will be the one. The metamorphosis is well and truly underway and the success to come will soon exceed all the singer's expectations...

1983 ... finished DISCO, welcome to the world of Dance. With the key a small resumption of the title of Simon & Garfunkel dating from 1970. Why not ...

1984 ... then arrives the HUGE title which will make him enter One Shot in the musical legend of the 80s. Which will surely remain as his most emblematic title. MAS-TER-FUL !

1985 ... necessarily hard to do as well as before. A suite that looks a little pale. Inevitably, when you reach the top of the mountain, you are forced to descend inevitably ...

1985 ... a year that ends in style with this totally surreal clip. Again, we graze the caricature. A constant with him ...

1986 ... this one is also quite in the strikethrough style. Total excess, total exuberance. It's the character who wants that, we won't remake him again, that's clear !

1986 ... pure Italo Disco juice as we like. Well, on the clip side, it does not work out, still as wacky. We will therefore focus mainly on music ...

1987 ... Dance, Dance, Dance. A constant at home since its inception and which has been, from start to finish, its trademark !

1988 ... new heavy gauge hit. Another one of its most emblematic titles. A career not that bad in the end !

1988 ... of course, some pieces will not stay in history as Masterpieces, but hey, the main thing is to participate as they say ...

1989 ... in House mode to finish, story of. And my faith, it balances all that. But the guy has reached his limits unfortunately ...

1999... he will return 10 years later with this title but this return, which is unexpected to say the least, will not allow him to return to the race. Nice try though...


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