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A Greater Love

Robert Owens, DJ Spen

MN2S042 | 2007-06-11  

MN2S are back! Following the huge success of recent singles by Liquid Peoples' Danism Project and The Jinks , the London-based label returns with a modern-day House classic which combines the many and varied talents of two of the biggest and most well-respected names on the global House scene.

Baltimore's finest, D J Spen, and world-renowned vocalist Robert Owens link for 'A Greater Love', an uplifting, spiritual and DEEP Gospel House stormer that is destined to become a mainstay in boxes worldwide following its release on MN2S on 11th J une!

This single has 'Classic' written all over it. Featuring Robert Owens' unmistakeable voice, DJ Spen's unrivalled production abilities, Reel People and Jamiroquai's Mike Patto on keys and renowned songbird Vanessa Freeman on backing vocals, 'A Greater Love' is one of those rare House singles which, the moment heard, will never, ever be forgotten. as Spen explains, the idea for the single came about while in the studio.

'Robert expressed that he had never once done a Gospel-styled track and that he was interested in doing one,' he said. 'Mike started playing around on the keys while Robert was singing and I was like 'Wow'; one thing lead to another and we had it.'

'I'm one of those producers that likes a flow and this song is just that, an amazing flow of lyrics and instrumentation. Mad props to Mike and Robert; I was just the guy that put it all together at the end of a great session!'

'A Greater Love' is the latest success for DJ Spen. The well-respected American talent has been an influential and hugely-successful member of the global House fraternity for more than 20 years. Whether through his uplifting work with Jasper Street Co . and respected imprint Basement Boys , his remixes for the likes of Everything But The Girl and Diana Ross or through his most recent work as part of the Muthafunkaz and through other cuts showcased on his own Code Red imprint, Spen is one DJ-producer at the top of his game. Similarly, Robert Owens has been variously described as a 'rare gift' and 'the greatest male voice in House music' since bursting onto the Chicago House scene in the late 1980s. The multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer and DJ has appeared on and contributed to scores of critically-acclaimed productions by the likes of Cold Cut, London Elektricity and Michael Watford and has worked with the likes of Larry Heard, Sandy Rivera, Quentin Harris, Sir Piers and many more. His performance on 'A Greater Love' is yet another triumph, and can perhaps best be summed up by a recent quote by ID-J magazine, which declared 'If God could sing, he would sound like Robert Owens'.

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