Created by a collective of London’s most exciting artists, Death Drive is a peak-time electronic club track that features Eddie Peake, Prem Sahib and George Henry Longly (AHMD) on both production and vocals, and co-produced by long time collaborator Tim Goalen.
Inspired by and invoking the heady dance floors of their Anal House Meltdown parties, the pounding excitement of long nights at Berghain, the legendary Berlin club, and intense but fleeting romantic trysts facilitated by clubs and parties. Resident Berghain DJ and producer Fiedel has created a remix that will also feature on the release.
The accompanying cover artwork by the trio features a group of the artists’ lovers and friends, and the video, produced by AHMD, has been created from footage shot on the dancefloor of their parties.
The single is a co-release from The Vinyl Factory, the foremost British label collaborating with artists and musicians, and HYMN, artist Eddie Peake’s record label, founded with VF.
Peake, Sahib and Longly are three of the most exciting artists working in the UK today, and this project will coincide with Frieze 2015, during which they will launch the release with a party at Corsica Studios as part of a collaborative club night with Chapter 10. October 8th also sees Peake reveal his new commission for The Curve in the Barbican, and Sahib will open a solo show at the ICA on 23 September.
AHMD says: “We wanted to create a track that both embodies the spirit of our clubnight, Anal House Meltdown, and that we would love to play at it. We wanted it to have an epic and odyssey like feeling. As such we knew we wanted it to be over ten minutes long and to have several different phases, but to be unified by a constantly charged sense of sexual and romantic longing.”
About Anal House Meltdown:
Born in London in 1981, Eddie Peake graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2006, undertook a residency at the British School at Rome from 2008 to 2009, and in 2013 graduated from the Royal Academy Schools, London. Recent performance projects include The David Roberts Art Foundation (2012), The Tanks, Tate Modern in conjunction with the Chisenhale Gallery (2012); The Royal Academy of Arts (2012), Cell Project Space (2012) and Performa 13 (2013). International solo exhibitions include Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome (2015) Peres Projects, Berlin (2014) Southard Reid, London (2012) (with Prem Sahib), Focal Point Gallery, Southend (2013) and White Cube Sao Paulo (2013) His forthcoming exhibition in the Barbican’s Curve Gallery ‘The Forever Loop’, will be his largest and most ambitious to date.
Born in London in 1982, Prem Sahib lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Tongues, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, India, 2014; Night Flies at Southard Reid, and Frieze Frame presentation; Back Chat, Lorcan O’Neill Gallery, Rome, 2013; He Looked Me Up, Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam, and FEEL UP in collaboration with Eddie Peake, Southard Reid, London, 2012. Group exhibitions include Britain Can Make It, Hayward Gallery; I am here but you’ve gone, Fiorucci Art Trust, London, 2015; Burning Down the House, Gwangju Biennale; Listening, Hayward Touring exhibition curated by Sam Belinfante, Baltic, Newcastle, 2014. Performances include Woman to Woman, Gallery Vela, London, 2012; Bijou, IBID Projects, London, and Darkroom with Eddie Peake, Vogue Fabrics, Take Courage London 2011. His first instituional solo show in London, Side On, takes place at the ICA this Autumn.
George Henry Longly
George Henry Longly is a multi disciplinary artist based in London. Working in video, sculpture, audio and performance recent exhibitions include: The boys the Girls and the Political, Lisson Gallery London; Moving Museum, Istanbul; Park Nights, Serpentine Gallery, London; Reading the Surface, David Zwirner, London and Abstract Cabinet, David Roberts Art Foundation, London. Upcoming shows include Red Bull studios, NY; CURA Basement, Rome; and The smile of a snake, Valentin, Paris