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Robert Owens, one of the names closest associated with the golden era of classic Chicago house, has been involved with some of the greatest records of the period such as his solo 'I'll Be Your Friend' and featuring on Frankie Knuckles and Satoshi Tomiie's 'Tears'. Now his 1993 classic 'Was I Here Before?' has been re-packaged for 2019 dancefloors by 4 To The Floor, featuring his own Classic Mix, produced by Chicago legends Godfathers Inc., aka Adonis, Farley Jackmaster Funk & Chip E, alongside a range of dynamic remixes. Highlights from the package include the opening Fire Island Vocal, with a rubbery bouncing bassline and impassioned vocal that gives that signature Fire Island sound. The Ambient Dub mix with its swirling synths and hypnotic instrumentals delivers an afterhours gem, and the Gyro Disney Mix, provided by Ollie Dagois, combines soft keys with a driving bassline to add further versatility to the release.


Robert Owens 'Was I Here Before?'

1. Was I Here Before? (Fire Island Vocal)
2. Was I Here Before? (The Farley Sound Mix)
3. Was I Here Before? (Robert Owens Classic Mix)
4. Was I Here Before? (Deep Space Mix)
5. Was I Here Before? (The Project Dub)
6. Was I Here Before? (Gyro Disney Mix)
7. Was I Here Before? (Ambient Dub Mix)

Written by Robert Owens
Composed by Adonis & Farley Jackmaster Funk
Produced by Godfathers Inc. (Adonis, Farley Jackmaster Funk & Chip E)
Vocals by Robert Owens
Drum Programming by Farley Jackmaster Funk
Track 2 Backing Vocals by Jimi Polo & Robert Owens
Track 2 Engineered by Mike Nielson
Track 1 & 5 Remixed by Terry Farley & Pete Heller for Junior Boys Own Productions
Engineered by Gary Wilkinson
Track 4 & 7 Remix & Additional Production by Robert Owens
Programmed by Neil McLellan
Guitar by Karl Hyde
Engineered by Dave Pemberton
Track 6 Remix & Additional Production by Ollie Dagois
Published by Musical Directions/Westbury Music Ltd (ASCAP), Nowadays Music (BMI) & This Funk (ASCAP)
Track 1, 4, 5, 6, & 7 P&C 1996 Defected Records Limited
Track 2 & 3 P&C 1993 Defected Records Limited

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Was I Here Before?