MY HOUSE IS YOUR HOUSE
Swedish artist, writer and club promoter Petter Wallenberg (aka House of Wallenberg) releases his new album ‘My House is Your House’ on June 3. The record challenges today’s testosterone-fueled and white-washed stadium EDM. Instead, he takes house music back to its original sound: queer, black and vocal-driven. Released on his own independent label Mums Mums Records, ‘My House Is Your House’ is both a personal art project and advocacy. The album's first single ‘Love Yourself Test Yourself’ became the theme song for an international award-winning campaign which called for HIV awareness.
Guest vocalists on the album are some of house history's most legendary voices, the often sampled yet overlooked singers that shaped the musical style. Among them are Adeva, who with pioneers like Frankie Knuckles created the original Chicago house sound. British house diva Angie Brown, of 90's big anthem ‘I'm Gonna Get You’ fame, and Franke Pharoah, Marvin Gaye's backing singer and one of the most sampled voices of early house.
Also featured is Eva Iglesias, who became famous for her huge voice in Britain's Got Talent, alongside Wallenberg regular collaborators Victoria Wilson James from legendary British dance acts Soul II Soul and The Shamen, and Jwl B - one half of hyped US female queer rapper duo Yo Majesty.
“Early house was inspired by Gospel music,” says Petter Wallenberg. “The music style originated in the black gay clubs of Chicago, with Gospel vocals on top of electronic beats. The dance floor became the new church. That's where I want to take you. This is Gospel for sinners.”
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