Wallenberg's first single, Legendary (featuring Leila K), is released on the 30th of May 2011. The lyrics are based on a triumphantly bitchy line from Paris is burning, introducing the album’s battle cry, “I’m legendary – you’re not!” Listen to the track on SoundCloud, and head over to Wallenberg on Facebook as we're currently handing out free downloads of the single - so go claim yours!
And - to guarantee that not a dancefloor is left unturned this summer - we are looking for your remix! Big name producers, DJ's, fans and beginners - you are all invited to make your own version of "Legendary". Mums Mums Records and Cosmos Music Group will then pick out the remixes we like the most and it might just be your remix that goes up for a commercial release! And oh, we're also looking into compiling the best remixes onto an exclusive vinyl 12"! Do your thang and remember - you are legendary! Sign up for the remix competition here.
More on Wallenberg and the project
After many years in London, arranging clubs, creating art and being in electro bands, Petter Wallenberg returned to his native Sweden and realised that many of the things he had run away from were actually quite fun and loveable. And so he started Mums Mums (Swedish for yum yum) - a club, a magazine, a creative collective and a movement, bringing aesthetic chaos to the streamlined Scandistyle of Stockholm with twisted happenings, porn musicals and pig-nosed hostesses. All to the soundtrack of dance music from a time when love was the message.
Now Mums Mums turns into a new incarnation, that of a record label, as he releases his debut album. The album itself, Legends, is one big stage featuring the whole cast of his background. A fusion of disco with old school Hiphop, Electro, Reggae, Punk and early House, on Legends Wallenberg collaborate with his favourite female artists of all time. Stars like Ari Up from pioneering punk group The Slits appear alongside early Swedish rap icons Leila K and Efti (of cult girl group Midi, Maxi & Efti), next to new edgy talent like Mapei and JWL B of Florida rappers Yo Majesty. It also features soul divas Victoria Wilson James (Soul II Soul and The Shamen) and Octavia St Laurent from the legendary documentary about the vogue scene, Paris Is Burning. Both Ari Up and Octavia St Laurent later died of cancer, making their appearances even more precious.
The collaboration with Leila K comes naturally after the a string of much talked about secret performances by Leila in clubs run by Wallenberg. This will be the first release featuring vocals by Leila K in fifteen years.
More info on www.houseofwallenberg.com