The Bring Down The Walls album is a benefit compilation featuring covers of the most enduring house classics, each produced as a collaboration between formerly incarcerated vocalists and cutting-edge electronic musicians.
The album is one aspect of the public art project of the same name staged in May 2018 by artist Phil Collins and over 100 collaborators, which turned an unconventional lens on the prison industrial complex through house music and nightlife. Presented by Creative Time in partnership with The Fortune Society, Bring Down The Walls was also a communal space that functioned as a school by day and dance club by night, located at the historic Firehouse, Engine Company 31 at 87 Lafayette, New York City.
A portion of proceeds from this compilation will go to the New York Chapter of Critical Resistance, a grassroots organization building an international movement to end the prison industrial complex.
released April 30, 2018
All tracks mixed by Abe Seiferth at Transmitter Park Studio, New York City, except “Bring Down The Walls (2.0 Rework)” mixed by Larry Heard, and “You’re Gonna Miss Me” mixed by Alexander Cowan at Studio Toute Garni, Montreal QC.
All tracks mastered by Alex Gordon at Abbey Road Studios, London.
A special thanks to: Luis Bordeaux, Sebastian Cowan, Charles Damga, Taylor Hass,
Joe Hatt, Connor Hughes, Eli Keszler, Klein, Greg McAllister, Ethan Primason,
Sonos, Shauna Slevin, Blast Off Studios, and Pioneer Works