Mark Leckey

Dream English Kid 1964-1999AD

Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Leckey (b. 1964 in Birkenhead, England) presents the soundtrack to his 2015 autobiographical film installation Dream English Kid 1964-1999AD on The Death of Rave, the label he inaugurated in 2012 with the first vinyl edition of the soundtrack to his 1999 video installation Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (which has since been extensively sampled by a range of contemporary musicians including Jamie xx). Presented in its entirety but cleft to fit two sides of wax, the 30-minute soundtrack draws from an extensive archive to form a personalized mixtape of memories that speak to Leckey's formative experiences in his 35 years before becoming a mainstream-recognized artist.