Let me take you to the 90s dance floor. House shall be played and house shall be shared!!
My name is Heidi Mortenson aka Phtalo and I’m gonna delve into the magic of discovering dance music from back when synths and drum machine became available for the youngies with bedroom studios and turntables. We’ll talk about the tracks played, nerd out a little on the music production and bizarre details. I’ll be joined by fellow musicians and audio producers who pick a track that has influenced them and kindly tell us a personal story about it. Mostly I’ll fill up your haus with house. Hopefully you’ll have a dance in the kitchen or shake your booty while cleaning or just cool & calm nod your head to the beat, while sitting on the U-bahn. Welcome to a place for music lovers of all genders & colors, and listeners alike. Mi casa es su casa!

EP 01 The Beginning

One of the most well known house tracks of the 90s and the one that inspired the very title of this pod. We’ll hear it in two different versions and talk about sampling. Fresh ideas are born in the name of inspiration. How you can borrow a snippet of someone’s creation and make it your own.
A track has a dna, but part of it can be dressed up in new gowns and present itself as something familiar but yet from another planet. Sampling was universal in early house music. If you don’t believe me, take a look at this website:

Put your dance shoes on and give it a listen.



The Break Boys “My House Is Your House”
The Montini Experienc II “My House Is Your House And Your House Is Mine”
Emmanuel Top “Acid Phase”
Josh Wink “Don’t Laugh”
Josh Wink “I Am Ready”
Phtalo “Emotions Are My Power”
Eddie Amador “House Music”