House Project is a non-profit organization founded by Brett Wiese in October of 2014. Since its conception, Weise has released 11 different short compilations featuring Philly artists of various genres, from the electro house of Sampson Mansion to the lo-fi indie rock of Mantua Yacht Club. On Tuesday, the organization has released its first full-fledged 25-track compilation album in benefit of the Red Cross House in West Philadelphia.
House Project is split down the middle: the first half contains tracks from artists and bands such as Mumblr, Chelsea Sue Allen, Madalean Gauze, and Hezekiah Jones. Part 2 takes a more electronic/hip-hop direction with Hardwork Movement and Armani White. It offers a varied take on the Philly music scene, and I asked Weise some questions about how he got the idea to start the organization and his plans for its future. Continue reading →