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“Night Time Stories” – Robert Owens (Compost) [ALBUM] November 15, 2007

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TITLE: Night Time Stories / ARTIST: Robert Owens / LABEL: Compost / RELEASE DATE: 25th February / CAT NO: CPT 285-2

Little needs to be said about Robert Owens. To many people he is THE voice of house music, and with a career spanning 20 odd years and an increasing repertoire of dance classics, he is most deserving of the title.

Like many great vocalists, Robert Owens grew up singing in church gospel choirs. But it wasn’t until he was working as a DJ when he met pioneering Chicago house producer Larry Heard in 1985. Together they formed Fingers Inc. in 1986 with Ron Wilson, and released a series of excellent singles such as “You’re Mine“, “It’s Over” and the instantly recognisable house standard “Can You Feel It?” This culminated in the 1988 full-length album “Another Side“, after which the group amicably disbanded to follow their individual solo careers.

Owens began on the route to a successful career as a solo artist, signing with 4th & Broadway. He showcased his beautiful church-honed vocals and heartfelt lyrical style on the album “Rhythms In Me“, produced by David Morales. He continued composing and singing on a series of club classics such as “Love Will Find Its Way” and the epic “Tears” by Frankie Knuckles and Satoshi Tomiie.

By this point the Chicago house scene was in decline, leaving Owens in semi-retirement until 1996 when he returned to dance music with Ordinary People, a two-part EP for Musical Directions. A year later, Owens appeared on the Photek smash “Mine to Give“, and more recently on the Coldcut single “Walk a Mile in my Shoes

Which brings us to “Night Time Stories”. Robert’s latest musical offering is an incredibly cohesive collection of collaborations with some of contemporary music’s biggest names. Producers like Wahoo, Jimpster, Atjazz, Charles Webster, Simbad, Marc Romboy and Ian Pooley all provide their talents, making this one of the most exciting and anticipated dance records of the next year!

“If God could sing, he would sound like Robert Owens”

ID Magazine

“The voice of house music. Owens is a rare gift!”

Mixmag

“The greatest male voice in dance music”

Muzik Magazine

If you would like some more information or you want to preview or review this release and would like to receive a promo copy, please contact sophie@rocketsciencemedia.com or simon@rocketsciencemedia.com

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