Belfast collective Spilt Milk Rekords are set to release their jam packed 22 track Various Artist compilation in aid of PIPS Hope & Support, highlighting the power of the creative community in Ireland.
Spilt Milk Rekords, the crew behind MINDS have been an advocate for Mental Health in the city for over three years, but with the closure of clubs and no longer able to raise money through events, the crew has come together to produce a genre-merging V/A – combining their passion for collaboration, mutual aid and community spirit.
Today, we premiere one of the excellent tracks from the compilation, as we feature Belfast native and rising star, MATHESON, who’s track ‘Portal’ is part of the mouthwatering 22 track compilation, featuring a whole host of Irish DJs and producers, who have all donated their music to this great charity.
The issue of mental health in Northern Ireland is a complicated one, the multi-generational trauma brought on by the troubles, coupled with years of austerity have resulted in a complex and struggling system. The pandemic has also led to an increase in feelings of hopelessness, with isolation and uncertainty often over-shadowing signs of progress. At times, however, conflict can inspire, unite, and while there is a long way to go, some collectives continue to put one small step forward despite having one of the toughest years of our lives.
You can check out MATHESON’s track ‘Portal’ via our SoundCloud page, plus pick up and support the full MINDS V/A here.