After discovering house music in the late 80s, it became an integral part of my life.
Along with Shep, Lil Louis, MAW, Todd Terry, David Morales, Junior Vasquez there was Frankie Knuckles, the godfather of house music.
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. Lisa Stansfield - Change (Frankie Knuckles Ultimate Club Mix)
2. Frankie Knuckles feat. Adeva - Love Can Change It (Downtown Club Mix)
3. Dan Hartman Starring Loleatta Holloway - Keep The Fire Burnin' (Classic Throwback Mix)
4. Donna Summer - Hot Stuff (Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper As Director's Cut Signature Mix)
5. Jay Sean - Where You Are (Eric Kupper & Frankie Knuckles Director's Cut Vocal Mix)
6. Frankie Knuckles pres. Directors Cut feat. Jamie Principle - Your Love (Directors Cut Signature Mix)
7. Toni Braxton - Un-Break My Heart (Franktidrama Mix)
8. Frankie Knuckles feat. Adeva - Whadda U Want (From Me) (Frankie's Classic Club)
9. Ultra Naté & Michelle Williams vs. Ashford & Simpson - Waiting On You (Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper Director's Cut Tribute Bootleg Mix)
10. Whitney Houston - Million Dollar Bill (Frankie Knuckles Directors Club Mix)
11. Frankie Knuckles feat. B. Slade - You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) (A Director's Cut Production)
12. Candi Staton - Hallelujah Anyway (Director's Cut Signature Praise)