First Vinyl Release For Frankie Knuckles Housemasters Compilation

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First Vinyl Release For Frankie Knuckles Housemasters Compilation

Coming in two parts via Defected in May, the 2015 release is no longer digitally or on CD. Image: Frankie Knuckles’ House Masters compilation gets first vinyl release.

Defected is pressing Frankie Knuckles’ celebrated House Masters compilation on vinyl for the first time.

Shipping in May, Volume One and Volume Two both feature eight classic Knuckles tracks and remixes, including “Your Love,” “The Whistle Song,” and “Baby Wants To Ride” with Jamie Principle. Originally released in 2015 on CD and digital, neither format is now available.

The LPs’ release coincides with the late house legend’s death, which occurred around this time ten years ago. All proceeds will benefit The Frankie Knuckles Foundation, a non-profit focusing on music in schools, queer youth homelessness, and AIDS and diabetes research and education.

“Back in 2013 we embarked on a journey with Frankie and his manager Judy Weinstein to release his very own volume of our House Masters compilation series,” Defected Records wrote on Instagram. “Tragically and unexpectedly, Frankie passed away in 2014 and respectfully the project was put on hold. After some time, we reconnected with Judy and suggested we pick the project back up and announce its release on the first anniversary of Frankie’s death.”

Launched in 2008, House Masters was established to honour seminal house artists. The forthcoming Knuckles releases will be accompanied by a 40-page edition of Faith Magazine, dedicated to the Chicago icon’s life and influence.

Listen to “Your Love” and Knuckles’ RA Podcast from 2009.


Volume One:

A1 Frankie Knuckles feat. Jamie Principle – Your Love

A2 Sounds Of Blackness – The Pressure (Frankie Knuckles Classic Mix)

B1 Loose Ends – Hangin’ On A String (Frankie Knuckles Club Mix)

B2 Frankie Knuckles – It’s Hard Sometime (FK Classic Club)

C1 Hercules & Love Affair – Blind (Frankie Knuckles Remix)

C2 Frankie Knuckles with Jamie Principle – Baby Wants To Ride

D1 Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody (Frankie Knuckles Hallucinogenic Version)

D2 Frankie Knuckles feat. Adeva – Too Many Fish (Classic Frankie Version)

Volume Two:

A1 Frankie Knuckles – The Whistle Song (Sound Factory 12″ Mix)

A2 Alison Limerick – Where Love Lives (Classic Mix)

B1 Frankie Knuckles feat. Roberta Gilliam – Workout (1992 Vocal Mix)

B2 Inner City – Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin’ (Def Mix)

C1 Frankie Knuckles presents Satoshi Tomiie – Tears (Classic Vocal)

C2 Candi Staton – Hallelujah Anyway (Director’s Cut Signature Praise)

D1 Electribe 101 – Talking To Myself (Frankie Knuckles 12″ mix)

D2 First Choice – Let No Man Put Asunder (Frankie Knuckles 12″ Remix)

Defected will release Frankie Knuckles – House Masters in May 2024.

Label: Defected Records

Written by: HMR

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