Saturday, December 29, 2012

Mark Leckey | Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore

Mark Leckey
Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore
Manchester, UK: The Death of Rave, 2012
12" vinyl LP
Edition of 500.

Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore is a video collage of scenes of young people dancing, singing and partying. It begins with disco in the 1970s, moves to the Northern soul of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and climaxes with the rave scene of the 1990s. Released in 1999, it remains one of the artist's best-known works, alongside Sound System, 2002 (which was presented at Mercer Union in 2004) and Industrial Lights and Magic, for which Leckey was awarded the 2008 Turner Prize.

Thirteen years later the soundtrack is now available as the first (only?) release on the Boomkat in-house label The Death of Rave. It is backed with the soundtrack to GreenScreenRefrigerator, 2010.

Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore can be viewed on Youtube, here.

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