Knuckles delved into his archives and unearthed a set from 1990 for XLR8R.com that was recorded at the Sound Factory in New York. This mix touches upon some of the tunes that I began my raving days dancing to in the underground clubs of London.
This set is filled plenty with familiar tropes; piano melodies, uplifting rhythms, soulful vocals, and heavy nods to funk and disco dominate the proceedings. Simply put, it’s Knuckles doing what made him such an important figure in the first place, and doing it extremely well.
01 Michael McDonald “All We Got (Shep Pettibone Remix)” (Reprise)
02 Frankie Knuckles “Workout (Original Demo)” (Virgin)
03 Alison Limerick “Where Love Lives (Red Zone Mix)” (Arista)
04 Basscut “I’m Not in Love” (Charisma)
05 Unknown “Unknown”
06 Sounds of Blackness “The Pressure (Frankie Knuckles Classic Mix)” (Perspective/AM:PM)
07 Mike Wilson feat. Shawn Christopher “Another Sleepless Night (Red Zone Mix)” (BMG)
08 Fast Eddie “Let’s Go” (D.J. International)
09 Trilogy “Love Me Forever or Love Me Not” (ACTO)
10 Frankie Knuckles “The Whistle Song” (Virgin)
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