One year on from the sad news of his passing, Defected honour the legend by presenting a commemorative release and interview with House Master Frankie Knuckles.
The House Master Frankie Knuckles project began in February 2014, with Frankie hand-selecting the productions and remixes he wanted to include on a retrospective release portraying the fascinating life span of his career. However, in respect for his passing on 31 March 2014, the project was put on hold.
Now, with the creation of The Frankie Knuckles Fund established in partnership with the Elton John Aids Foundation, the release will finally have it’s chance to shine, with all profits being donated to the charity.
100% of profits will be donated to the Frankie Knuckles Fund.
The iconic track listing is as follows:
- 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)