February 7, 2018
Featuring legendary jungle pirate radio station Kool London (FKA Kool FM).
Artist Eddie Peake’s new solo exhibition Concrete Pitch is now open at London’s White Cube gallery in Bermondsey. Featuring new painting, performance and installation work, the centerpiece is the Kool London pirate radio station broadcasting from a booth inside the space.
A radio station might seem like an odd thing to have in a gallery, but Peake was a regular listener of the station – formerly known as Kool FM – in the early ’90s. It broadcasted illegally from various East London tower blocks and was instrumental in the development of the capital’s early jungle and D&B scenes.
One of three sound sources in the space, the exhibition also features new sculpture Stroud Green Road, which includes speakers, amps, Technics turntables, CDJs and a mixer.
Watch Peake and happy hardcore legend and Kool London DJ Billy “Daniel” Bunter explain what you can expect in the short video above and find out more about the show here.
Concrete Pitch runs until 8th April 2018 at White Cube Bermondsey.