How White Kids Stole House Music from Black Aunties
CJG Ghanny
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Jesse Saunders “On and On” is widely considered to be the *first* house record to hit vinyl and sampled the bassline from “Space Invaders” by Player One (Russell Dunlop and Bruce Brown, an Australian duo). House was about borrowing from other records from the beginning … and white people got their artistic work ripped off, too. Just Ask Player One. People just didn’t think of sampling old disco songs as stealing at the time. It was about motivating people and giving them something familiar used in a new way.

I think you may be trying to apply current identity politics to a movement that started 30 years ago. House was diversity “before” Diversity… I hope it stays that way.

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