Compassion Crew : The Wednesday Alternative Mix
There has been a tonne of excitement surrounding the release of the latest compilation from Compassion Crew. First things first though, Compassion Crew is actually one guy, a one man crew from Dublin to be precise. The latest release has been described as a crate diggers dream: featuring music from the likes of Arthur Russell, Walter Gibbons, Plustwo, Big City Orchestra and many many more. It sits on the eclectic realms of electronic music and offers an inspired approach to the reissue of music which had been presumably lost to the depths of extortionate Discogs sellers. A great release all round and a real accomplishment. In celebration of the record's release we asked for a chat and a mix with Compassion Crew. He obliged.
Download the mix:
Please introduce yourself…
Hello. My name is 'Compassion Crew'
Who are you, where are you and what are you?
I am a music producer and record collector from Dublin.
The recent compilation features some great cuts, what was the inspiration behind the project?
To shine some light on some of the more unusual and hidden gems out there and to try make a coherent listening experience from discordant pieces of music.
Is there a particular favourite on the release?
I love 'em all. I'm happy for you to have a favourite though
Were there any difficulties with the project?
When Barry turned up with a bag of 'Comps' straight from the pressing plant all pain/anguish/worry and financial burden evaporated into the Dublin night sky.
Where was the mix recorded?
In the living room of my house in Dublin which I share with my girlfriend and son.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
On your couch with some good company, good food and a good mood.
What should we be wearing?
For a leather couch, jeans. For a jean couch,leather!
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Always keep the best till last.
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
I've always loved 'Moving House At Food Club' and 'The Button Down Mind Of Daniel Bell'.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
What were the first and last records you bought?
I cannot remember the first as its a long, long time ago but the last was 'Sublevel – Don't Blame Me' for 3/4 bucks.
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
Dublin Coddle with Worcester sauce.
If it was an animal what would it be?
My old cat Rusty who once snuggled up looked like a cushion until he stuck a claw in your balls when you tried sit on him.
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
William Bullard – Chinese Children
Buy the release HERE.