House Masters Frankie Knuckles Out Soon on Defected
House Masters Frankie Knuckles out soon on Defected is a commemorative release that was in fact selected by Frankie Knuckles himself.
All profits made on this release are said to be going to The Frankie Knuckles Fund/Elton John Aids Foundation.
The release will be out on the 26th of April 2015 on digital and on double cd. This tribute charity release has been put together by the estate of Frankie Knuckles and Def Mix Management.
It started back in February last year as a project by Frankie Knuckles. He handpicked the productions and remixes that he had wanted to include on a retrospective style release of his long and successful career.
The project was then put on hold after his passing in March last year, but has since been reignited with the help of the Elton John Aids Foundation.
The tracklist for House Masters Frankie Knuckles is made up of quite an iconic list of songs including ‘Tears’, ‘Your Love’, ‘The Whistle Song’ and ‘Baby Wants To Ride’ alongside remixes for Alison Limerick, Inner City, Chaka Khan, Hercules & Love Affair, First Choice, and Pet Shop Boys.
“In the beginning there was Frankie Knuckles. His legend transcends the movement that he helped create. His many incredible production influences still bring House, Soul and Disco to dance floors all over the world. I consider myself truly honoured, not only to have played and danced to his music but also to have worked with Frankie at Cooltempo, A&M:PM & Defected.” Simon Dunmore
“This is a great mixture of Frankie’s work. It shows his spirit and love of artists. His artistry will always be at the forefront of dance music and so will his energy”. Sir Elton John
- Frankie Knuckles featuring Jamie Principle ‘Your Love’
- Frankie Knuckles presents Satoshi Tomiie ‘Tears’ (Classic Vocal)
- Frankie Knuckles ‘The Whistle Song’ (Sound Factory Mix)
- Alison Limerick ‘Where Love Lives’ (Classic Mix)
- Hercules & Love Affair ‘Blind’ (Frankie Knuckles Remix)
- Frankie Knuckles featuring Roberta Gilliam ‘Workout’ (1992 Vocal Mix)
- Frankie Knuckles with Jamie Principle ‘Baby Wants To Ride’
- Andrea Mendez ‘Bring Me Love’ (Classic Frankie)
- Frankie Knuckles ’Only The Strong Survive’ (Club Mix)
- Frankie Knuckles ‘It’s Hard Sometime’ (FK Classic Club)
- Adeva ‘Beautiful Love’ (Extended)
- Inner City ‘Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin’’ (Def Mix)
- Sounds Of Blackness ‘The Pressure’ (Frankie Knuckles Classic Mix)
- The Nightwriters ‘Let the Music Use You’ (Club Mix)
- First Choice ‘Let No Man Put Asunder’ (12″ Frankie Knuckles Remix)
- Frankie Knuckles ’Rain Falls’ (FK Original)
- Rufus & Chaka Khan ‘Ain’t Nobody’ (Hallucinogenic Version)
- Loose Ends ‘Hangin’ On A String’ (Frankie Knuckles Club Mix)
- Frankie Knuckles featuring Adeva ‘Too Many Fish’ (Classic Frankie Version)
- Lisa Stansfield ‘Change’ (Knuckles Mix)
- Pet Shop Boys ‘Left To My Own Devices’ (Frankie Knuckles Royal Piano Version)
- Frankie Knuckles presents Director’s Cut featuring Jamie Principle ‘I’ll Take You There’ (Director’s Cut Classic Signature Mix)
INTERVIEW WITH FRANKIE AND SIMON DUNMORE: