Haçienda Records Launches With Charles Shillings & Robert Owens “Me Time”

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Haçienda Records, the label offshoot of the internationally famous Manchester club FAC51 The Haçienda, kickstarts a series of special new releases as the club celebrates its benchmark 40th anniversary year. 

Haçienda Records comes from the iconic Manchester club that inspired a musical generation, aptly defined a scene and defiantly put dance music on the map in the UK. As FAC 51 reaches its fourth decade this year, The Haçienda continues to set the scene alight with music, combined with club culture that remains enduringly influential today.

With original resident DJ Graeme Park, Peter Hook, Haçienda manager Paul Fletcher and The Haçienda team curating the label, they will release both digitally and on vinyl. First up is a brand new, original and unreleased track “Me Time” from the hugely respected French DJ/Producer Charles Schillings in collaboration with the legendary vocalist Robert Owens.

Graeme Park said “I’m excited to be working on Haçienda Records and very much looking forward to releasing an eclectic selection of grooves both digitally and on vinyl. I get sent a lot of great music that never gets released but deserves to be heard. I can’t think of a better track for us to launch with. This huge tune, with the superb vocals of Robert Owens over a unique and intriguing Charles Schillings production, has been part of my DJ sets for months. We plan on putting out timeless tracks from both established and new artists and I look forward to debuting them at our forthcoming Haçienda shows, my DJ gigs and on the radio.”

Peter Hook added “What I always loved about The Haçienda is that it was inclusive of every kind of person, every kind of music and fashion. It was never our intention to concentrate on the past and releasing new music on Haçienda Records keeps the sprit contemporary.”

The original mix of “Me Time” recorded by Charles and Robert opens out with an elemental afro beat before connecting with a mesmerising electro line that instantly draws you in as Robert lays down a carefully curated spoken word narration. His tone injects a unique vibe to the already distinct production. As Robert craftily weaves his way between speech and sung elements, his trademark style shines through. Subtle with a moody approach, this song exudes an immense quality as the groove maintains a resilient vibe throughout.

On remix duty Samy K steps in with a more traditional house take on the track. It fluidly propels Robert’s vocal directly towards the dance floor. With a tightly wound production, his mix has a timeless impact that wouldn’t be far from the original Haçienda sound.

Robert will be performing the track live for the first ever time at FAC 51 The Haçienda Easter Good Friday at Tobacco Dock London which marks their first event of the year and spearheading a run of pivotal showcases throughout 2022 for the brand.

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