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House of Om, Mark Farina

Robert Owens

October 27th, 2013

Robert Owens


Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s

Robert Owens


Though electronica has always been a producer's medium (and the few vocalists keeping their head above water are usually woman), Robert Owens became one of the figures most associated with the late-'80s golden era of Chicago house. Born in Ohio in 1961, he grew up singing in church, but was working as a DJ when he met pioneering Chicago producer Larry Heard in 1985. The pair formed Fingers Inc. with Ron Wilson, and released a few excellent singles (“You're Mine,” “It's Over”) and the 1988 full-length Another Side. The group dissolved soon after, though, as Heard's burgeoning solo production career (as Mr. Fingers) took over. Owens had already released tracks on his own — “Bring Down the Walls” and “I'm Strong” for Alleviated, with production from Heard — and he signed a solo contract with 4th & Broadway. His 1990 LP Rhythms in Me was a solid effort, though it soon disappeared within the quickly disintegrating Chicago house scene. (One of his best-known features of the late '80s, the epic house moment “Tears,” appeared under the names of Frankie Knuckles and producer Satoshi Tomiie.)

Top Albums

House of Om, Mark Farina
1. House of Om
Night-Time Stories, Robert Owens
2. Night-Time S..
Dance Vault Mixes: I'll Be Your Friend, Robert Owens
3. Dance Vault ..
Inside My World - EP, Robert Owens
4. Inside My Wo..
Deep Down (feat. Robert Owens), Ron Trent
5. Deep Down (f..
Worldwide 001 (Mixed by Matrix & Futurebound) [feat. Cat Knight, Robert Owens]
6. Worldwide 00..
I'll Be Your Friend - EP, Robert Owens
7. I'll Be Your..
Compost Black Label #29 (feat. Robert Owens) - EP, Nuno Dos Santos
8. Compost Blac..
Raveline Mix Session by Robert Owens, Robert Owens
9. Raveline Mix..
Movin On - EP, Robert Owens
10. Movin On – E..
Redemption - EP, Icicle
11. Redemption -..
Art, Robert Owens
12. Art
Tomorrow Can Wait (feat. Robert Owens), Luca C & Brigante
13. Tomorrow Can..
4 Your Love - EP, Quentin Harris
14. 4 Your Love ..
A Greater Love (2010 Mixes), DJ Spen
15. A Greater Lo..
Happy / Never Give Up Remixes, Robert Owens
16. Happy / Neve..
Escape from the Madness, C-Soul
17. Escape from ..
Black Label #78 ( "Art" Remix EP 2 - remixes by Christo, Snuff Crew, Niedermeier & Whitehead, Si-Tew, Matthias Heilbronn & Joeski and John Gazoo), Robert Owens
18. Black Label ..
Black Label #76 ("Art" Remix EP 1 - Remixes by Steve Bug, DJ Le Roi, Migumatix, Tom Taylor & Gareth Whitehead), Robert Owens
19. Black Label ..
Compost Black Label #64, TJ Kong & Nuno Dos Santos
20. Compost Blac..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price

I'll Be Your Friend (Original De.. Dance Vault Mixes: I'll.. 7:38 $0.99

Bring Down the Walls Original Chicago House Clas.. 5:42 $0.99

Bring Down the Walls (Remastered) Traxbox Vol. 4 (Remastered) 5:39 $0.99

What Love Sees (feat. Rui Da Silva) Watching Over Me/What Love .. 7:18 $0.99

Bring Down the Walls Four Most Cuts Presents – C.. 5:45 $0.99

Pushin (Louie Fresco Remix) Pushin (Remixes) 8:06 $0.99

Pushin (Adriatique's Illusion Re.. Pushin (Remixes) 7:23 $0.99

Pushin (Sonny Fodera Remix) Pushin (Remixes) 7:32 $0.99

Pushin (FreakMe Remix) Pushin (Remixes) 5:52 $0.99

Needin Someone Pushin (Remixes) 6:26 $0.99

Pushin Pushin (Remixes) 5:41 $0.99

Snapback (Mark Di Meo Remix) [feat. .. SOW Miami Sampler 2013 6:43 $0.99

Cherish Your Love (Si Tew Remix) Compost Downbeat Selection .. 6:20 $0.99

Celebration (feat. Robert Owens) [Ma.. Deep House Masters 7:37 $0.99

Gone Too Far feat Robert Owens Deep House 16 7:41 $0.99

I'll Be Your Friend (DZeta n&#39.. 1Trax: Three – Huxley 8:01 $1.29

Starting With Me (James Johnston Dub.. Starting With Me – EP 6:59 $1.29

Starting With Me Starting With Me – EP 7:51 $1.29

You Are (Original Mix) You Are – EP 7:18 $1.29

You Are (Efdemin Remix) You Are – EP 8:06 $0.99

Show Me (128 Mix) Todd Terry vs. Robert Owens.. 6:30 $0.99

Show Me (Deep Mix) Todd Terry vs. Robert Owens.. 6:48 $0.99

Show Me (Tee's InHouse Mix) Todd Terry vs. Robert Owens.. 6:41 $0.99

Tribute To The Legends "Sending .. Tribute to the Legends &#34.. 5:22 $0.99

Reflections (feat. Robert Owens) Poker Flat B Sides: Chapter.. 8:19 $0.99

Top Music Videos

Hope (feat. Robert Owens), Oliver Huntemann
1. Hope (feat. Ro..
Hope (feat. Robert Owens), Oliver Huntemann
2. Hope (feat. Ro..


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