Needwant is proud to present a truly unique package of ‘Interpretations’ featuring the Chicago legend Robert Owen’s brand new ‘One Body’ vocal as individually sound tracked by four of house music’s most exciting producers and Needwant friends and family, Kaine, Mario Basanov, Nicholas and No Regular Play. Robert Owens is widely regarded as a bona-fide originator from the 80’s golden era of Chicago house. Revered for his creations with Larry Heard as Fingers Inc. and responsible for club classics including ‘Ordinary People’ and ‘I’ll Be Your Friend’ (recently remastered and remixed for 1Trax), these days Owens continues to explore new terrain with diverse output and collaborations with the likes of Photek and Coldcut. It is Owens’ velvet, deep, soulful voice that has been a constant thread throughout the history of dance music. Nicholas is the humble Italian disco producer who was last seen on Needwant dropping a stunning remix for Mario Basanov’s ‘Up’ release. His ‘One Body Interpretation’ is a classic house workout with crisp kicks and pulsing synths and bass and the result is a track that could easily be mistaken for an old school 90’s house record. No Regular Play are the unstoppable musical minds of Greg Paulus and Nick De Bryn from the Wolf + Lamb camp and their ‘Interpretation’ moves the body on a deeper level with chugging slo-mo house grooves, syncopated beats and a mid-point transition that melts with deep chords and muted jazz.
Young Lithuanian, Mario Basanov lends his dextrous touch to ‘One Body’ with languid house grooves, clipped beats and evolving patterns of warm keys and harmonies. Kaine is already well known to Needwant fans for his monster hit ‘Love Saves The Day feat. Kathy Diamond’ (due a re-release on Defected this year.) With his ‘Interpretation’ he brings the bass, with rolling percs, club worthy piano stabs and dreamy chords. A flawless union between a veteran and a new generation of artists, ‘One Body’ is a true reflection of the Needwant label’s love for classic sounds and dedication to raising the stars of the future. With such a high calibre of artists in its stable, the label has fast become a beacon of originality and class.
Published: 5th July 2011