When Frankie Knuckles sadly passed on 31 March 2014, he left behind perhaps the greatest house music legacy that ever was or ever will be, having built the genre’s foundations, and made dance music for nearly four decades. He established both his name and his legacy with the sound he created. Labelled ‘house’ after the Chicago club, The Warehouse, where he played during the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, it was a sound that has been copied and adapted by literally thousands of DJs and producers since.
House Masters: Frankie Knuckles is a project that began in February 2014, with Frankie hand-selecting the productions and remixes he wanted to include on a retrospective release of his illustrious career. The tracklist includes many of the most influential and highly-regarded records from the Grammy-winning producer, including ‘Tears’, ‘Your Love’, ‘The Whistle Song’ and ‘Baby Wants To Ride’ alongside seminal remixes for Alison Limerick, Inner City, Chaka Khan, Hercules & Love Affair, First Choice and Pet Shop Boys.
The passing of Frankie Knuckles may have left a gaping hole in many of our lives, but the music lives on.
100% of the profits from this release will be donated to the Frankie Knuckles Fund, established in partnership with the Elton John Aids Foundation.