23 Aug Frankie Knuckles, The Director’s Cut Collection : Volume Two, has arrived
Frankie Knuckles, The Director’s Cut Collection: Volume Two, has finally arrived.
Frankie Knuckles is the godfather of house music. During his career, Frankie and Erik Kupper did a lot of writing and production work together. Eventually, imprinting themselves as Director’s Cut in 2011. Indeed they used this alias to work on a number of remixes and original tunes. Earlier in May some of which were released on the first edition of ‘Director’s Cut Collection’.
Following that the second part of the collection will be released on September 6. Basically, the album features re-touches of classic tunes. Particularly by Inaya Day, Sybil, Hardsoul, and Lou Rawls. Not to mention the re-directed version of Jamie Principle’s Baby Want’s to Ride’. Also included is the director’s cut mix of tracks by Soulful Session, Hardsoul and Spencer Parker & Dan Beaumont.
The album ‘Director’s Cut Collection Part II’ will be released in collaboration with The Frankie Knuckles Foundation. The non-profit organization is carrying on his legacy through initiatives such as LGBTQ youth homelessness, music in schools, and AIDS research. The album comes out after Frankie Knuckles Day which takes place on August 25. Surely check out the artwork and tracklist below. Also to preorder the album, head here.
1. Baby Wants To Ride (feat Jamie Principle – Re-Directed)
2. Let Yourself Go (feat Sybil – A Director’s cut Master)
1. Let’s Stay Home (feat Inaya Day – A Director’s cut Classic club mix)
2. You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) (feat B Slade – DJ Meme mix Of Epic Proportions)
1. Lou Rawls – You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine” (Kenny Summit, Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper)
2. Soulful Session – Hostile Takeover (feat Lynn Lockamy – Director’s cut remix)
1. Hardsoul – Back Together (feat Ron Carroll – director’s cut classic club mix)
2. Spencer Parker & Dan Beaumont – The Look (Director’s cut signature mix)
Frankie Knuckles Day Celebrations
Firstly this 24th, one day ahead of 25th August, Chicago’s ‘Frankie Knuckles Day’, White Label Records celebrates the life and times of one of dance music’s true pioneers.
Frankie Knuckles pushed a new form of dance music. An offshoot of disco, incorporating soul, R&B, gospel, even British new wave, and synthpop. Blending all these styles together created a foundation for what became the biggest dance music in the world. Join us at White Label Records as we bring you on a journey through house music. More details on the event can be found here.