A neighbour of Deep House Chicago originator Larry Heard, Robert Owens came on to form Fingers Inc. with him and Ron Wilson back in the early days of the genre. He then would collaborate with the late Frankie Knuckles and Satoshi Tomiie on the seminal ‘Tears’ on FFRR, soon after followed by the David Morales produced ‘I’ll Be Your Friend’ on RCA.
One of the most versatile artists of his generation (to somehow be compared to Omar Lye-Fook), Owens would multiply the meetings and experimentations along with time, collaborating with London Elekricity, Photek (‘Mine To Give’), Gene Hunt (‘Twilite People’), Ron Trent and eventually Jonathan More and Matt Black (in other words, Coldcut) on their 2006 released ‘Sound Mirrors’ album.
Taken from the latter, the somehow symphonically arranged ‘Walk A Mile In My Shoes’ stands as one of his most vibrant performances, vocally and lyrically speaking, as enlightened by a remix courtesy of German studio guru Ben Schwarz…
Missed our interview of the man? There you go!