Back in 1991, Robert Owens was the name on everyone’s lips. From New York clubs and warehouse mash-ups to London underground parties and acid raves; everyone looked up to Robert as the man responsible for one of the most seminal House records of all time.
Now thanks to 1trax the release has been exhumed, re-mastered, and is available to download digitally for the first time on the very year of its 20th Anniversary. Going head-to-head with one of the most prolific House producers of all time, the first package will see remixes from producer prodigies of the now – Jamie Jones, Soul Clap, Gadi Mizrahi (one-half of wolf + lamb), Matt Tolfrey & Inxec.
I’ll Be Your Friend features the sultry vocals of Robert Owens, wildly regarded as the voice of house music. The track promptly caught the attention of every key DJ/Producer of our time and has remained one of House Music’s most influential pieces compositions. Integral to the developing house scene in the mid-Eighties, Robert gained notoriety by singing on a number of underground club tracks. Famed for breathing life and soul into house music, Robert has added his own distinct dimension to a number of tracks of late including ‘Silence’ on 1trax and ‘Greater Love’ on MN2S.
Original mix (2011 remastered version)
Jamie Jones Burning Boat mix
Soul Clap & Gadi Mizrahi mix
Inxec & Matt Tolfrey’s Falling Down mix
Parts 2 and 3 of the package are forthcoming on 1trax in July and August, and include remixes from Dyed Soundorom, Claire Ripley, DZeta N’ Basile, Paul Loraine, Jay Tripwire and more.