House of Wallenberg releases his new album ‘My House is Your House’ on June 3. The record challenges today’s testosterone-fuled and white-washed stadium EDM. Instead, he takes house music back to its original sound: queer, black and vocal-driven.
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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I've been invited to talk at the Museum of Modern Art in Malmö tonight for a viewing of the epic documentary Paris is burning. I knew and worked with the late Octavia St Laurent who starred in the film so I'm very excited about this. First come first served, as I hear the event is already nearly full: