Two previously unheard Frankie Knuckles mixes have been broadcast by BBC Radio 1 following the producer’s death in March 2014.
One mix was recorded live at an event in Shoreditch during 2011, while the other was studio-produced later that year. Listen over at the BBC website.
Meanwhile, a posthumous compilation chronicling the illustrious career of the house pioneer is set to be released. All proceeds from ‘House Masters: Frankie Knuckles’ will go to the Frankie Knuckles Fund, which is overseen by the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Sir Elton John launched the charity following Knuckles’ death aged 59 following complications with diabetes.
In a statement through Resident Advisor, John said: “This is a great mixture of Frankie’s work; it shows his spirit and love of artists. His artistry will always be at the forefront of dance music and so will his energy.”
‘House Masters: Frankie Knuckles’ will feature a host of his most influential records, including ‘The Whistle Song’, ‘Your Love’ and ‘Tears’, as well as his remixes of acts like Chaka Khan, Pet Shop Boys and Hercules & Love Affair.
The compilation is released on April 26, coming on both 2CD and digital release, and is able for pre-order now at the Defected website.