While it’s disputed as to whether he created house, there is no doubt he was one of it’s earliest proponents and his influence in the genre can still be heard across global dance floors today and likely generations to come.
Frankie was to house music what bees are to honey; That is they both create sweet concoctions that arouse and please the senses.
There are already several tribute sets to the godfather of house music and I can think of no better way to honor the man and his craft by offering up my own in tribute.
Frankie, I’m certain you’ll still be spinning in the great clubland in the sky and I hope to be able to catch one of your live sets one day.
And the music plays on…RIP
1. Michael Jackson - Rock With You (Frankie Knuckles Remix)
2. Rufus & Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody (Frankie Knuckles Hallucinogenic Dub)
3. Diana Ross - Love Hangover (Frankie Knuckles Mix)
4. Frankie Knuckles feat. Roberta Gilliam - Workout (1992 Vocal Mix)
5. Ariana Grande - Baby I (Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper Director's Cut Mix)
6. Fire Island feat. Loleatta Holloway - Shout To The Top (Frankie Knuckles Classic Club Mix)
7. Sounds Of Blackness - The Pressure [Part 1] (Frankie Knuckles Classic Club Version)
8. Frankie Knuckles & Director 's Cut - The Whistle Song (Re-Directed)
9. Frankie Knuckles pres. Satoshi Tomiie - Tears (Classic Vocal)
10. Duke Dumont feat. A.M.E. - Need U (100%) (Director's Cut Signature Mix)
11. Hercules & Love Affair - Blind (Frankie Knuckles Remix)
12. The Shapeshifters - Back to Basics (Director's Cut Signature Mix)