Mixtape Music News/Frankie Knuckles Edition

1.Defected Records to pay tribute to Frankie on compilation greatest hits album….

Get ready for what is sure to be one of the hottest music releases of the year. It was just announced that Defected Records is set to release a compilation album titled, “‘House Masters:Frankie Knuckles’ on April 26th. The double-disc set will feature the DJ’s greatest tracks and remixes, and proceeds will benefit the Frankie Knuckles fund, which operates side-by-side with the Elton John AIDS foundation. Of the upcoming explosive set, Mr. John states, “This is a great mixture of Frankie’s work. His artistry will always be at the forefront of dance music and so will his energy.” This is one album that must hit your headphones as soon as its out. To get lost in the official tracklist, go here

2.New documentary called ‘The Warehouse’ set to honor the legacy of the gone-too-soon DJ…

It has also just been announced that a new documentary called ‘The Warehouse’ is in the works to honor the late Mr. Knuckles. For those that don’t know, ‘The Warehouse’ is where Frankie not only changed the face of house music forever, but it’s also where he began his extraordinary music road. The music doc will be produced by Robert Tietal, alongside famed Chicago club owner, Billy Dec. While little is known about the film as of yet, more details are set to emerge any day now….Grab the music popcorn to watch this one..


3.The Guardian posts incredible article honoring Mr. Knuckles on the one year anniversary of his death…

Last week, The Guardian released a powerful article honoring the late DJ, in which longtime fans and collaborators like Elton John and Underworld deliver kind words and praises of the DJ. In the piece, it goes on to say ‘”Frankie Knuckles is to house what Chuck Berry is to rock’n’ roll.” #Truth. The tribute article also gives great detail on Frankie’s beginnings, his many, many music acconplishments and just how he will forever live on in music hearts all over the globe. As we mourn the loss of Frankie, this is one article that is a must read. To get lost in it, go right here and prepare to be dazzled by Frankie once again. 


4,Underworld and Heller & Farley link up for their own Frankie Knuckles tribute record…

Longtime DJs Underworld and Heller & Farley are coming together for a very special tribute record to honor the late DJ. The record will feature cover versions of Frankie’s classic groove, “Baby Wants To Ride,” and will be available as a limited 12.” Although the record was only available on the set’s official site, it’s now available everywhere as we commemorate the loss of the great Frankie Knuckles one the one-year anniversary of his death. 

5.Philly Mixtape remembers Frankie…

While most of us fondly remember the music legacy that Frankie created, those that may just be starting out in this crazy DJ business may not know everything that this incredible talent brought forth into our music lives. Philly Mixtape took time out to not only remember Frankie, but served up 10 reasons why we should ALWAYS bow down to this great man. To get lost in all things Frankie, go right here



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