Jan 18

House Legend Robert Owens & Marques Wyatt

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Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles

11:00 PM - 6:00 AM


GENRE: House

Birthday Bonanza is back celebrating the birthdays of ALL Capricorns and ALL their friends, including INCOGNITO co-founder Alan2 and Othersound co-founder Owenart. Starring Chicago House Legend ROBERT OWENS and the INCOGNITO debut of MARQUES WYATT, plus Mojave setting up the mood! To quote one of Robert Owen's vocals, "Can you feel it?"

Though electronica has always been a producer's medium, Robert Owens became one of the figures most associated with the late '80s golden era of Chicago house. Born in Ohio in 1961, he grew up singing in church, but was working as a DJ when he met pioneering Chicago producer Larry Heard in 1985. The pair formed Fingers Inc. with Ron Wilson, and released a few excellent singles and the 1988 full-length Another Side. The group dissolved soon after, though, as Heard's burgeoning solo production career took over. Owens had already released tracks on his own "Bring Down the Walls" and "I'm Strong" for Alleviated, with production from Heard and he signed a solo contract with 4th & Broadway. His 1990 LP Rhythms in Me was a solid effort, though it soon disappeared within the quickly disintegrating Chicago house scene.

Sonic love travels in many dimensions through visceral pathways of the senses, as a uniting force on dance floors everywhere, and within movements unifying souls, states and nations. And as sonic love relates to house music, Marques Wyatt is a seminal pioneer. He's one of the few house music DJs who has managed to avoid the mantle of anonymity associated with the genre: he's a cornerstone of the Los Angeles club scene, but regularly tours the width and breadth of the states, as well as other continents. He has played at just about every major electronic conference and festival, and is one of the most respected DJs and promoters on the West Coast. Marques’ proclivity for music was birthed from his upbringing in the beachy enclave of Santa Monica. Musical influences abounded, as his father introduced him to jazz, his eldest brother was in a psychedelic funk band and his other siblings kept the house filled with sounds of iconic groups like Earth, Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder. As an avid skateboarder, Marques was also turned on to the soundtrack of the Southern California skating culture such as Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and The Who.


Marques Wyatt
Robert Owens