Mixing up modern tracks, classic disco and some of his own productions, Frankie plays a party set of extended mixes.
Frankie Knuckles Hacienda NYE At The Albert Hall Tracklist
Donna Summer – Hot Stuff (Frankie Knuckles And Eric Kupper’s Director’s Cut Signature Mix)
Kenny Summit & Director’s Cut – Brawls Deep (Director’s Cut Remix)
Ariana Grande – Baby I (Director’s Cut Dub)
Spencer Parker & Dan Beaumont – The Look (Director’s Cut Signature Mix)
Dbow – Get Involved (Director’s Cut Classic House Remix)
Frankie Knuckles pres. Director’s Cut feat. Jamie Principle – Boys (Farley & Heller Dub)
Gusto – Disco’s Revenge (Eric Kupper Remix)
Frankie Knuckles pres. Director’s Cut – Bourgie Bourgie (A Director’s Cut Exclusive)
Juliet Roberts – Caught In The Middle (Def Classic 12” Mix)
Steve Silk Hurley feat. Sharron Pass – The Word Is Love (Alfred Azzetto Classic Re-Work Remix)
Inaya Day – Good Feeling (A Director’s Cut Master)
Harry Romero & Erick Morillo – Bang (Harry & Erick’s Banh In Your Face Mix)
Sounds Of Blackness – The Pressure – Pt 1 (Sound Factory Mix Revisited)
Black Legend – You See The Trouble With Me
Frankie Knuckle’s Pres. Directors Cut Feat. B. Slade – Get Over U (Robert Gaez’s ‘Mustache’ Mix)
Please note, the mix rights on this set rest with Frankie Knuckles / Defmix. Any licensing or sub licensing requests by third parties need to be approved in advance
Mixing up modern tracks, classic disco and some of his own productions, Frankie plays a party set of extended mixes, kicking off with his and Eric Kupper’s sumptuous arrangement of Donna Summer’s “Hot Stuff. Taking in original disco with Lou Rawl’s “You’ll Never Find A Love Like Mine”, the soulful, gospel tinges are put up against the tougher elements and classic pianos of Spencer Parker & Dan Beaumont’s “The Look”.
With classic vocal American garage tunes like the tightly wrought Dbow “Get Involved” and the effortlessly but sublimely tuned dub of Eric Kupper’s “Disco Revenge” midway through the set, Frankie then turns to a Hacienda classic, the David Morales Defmix version of Juliet Robert’s “Caught In The Middle”, a record which had the original Hacienda spellbound back in 1993.
Taking it deeper to the close, the deep bassline and twisted soul of Alfredo Azzetto’s remix of “The Word Is Love” is followed by Frankie’s homage to New York’s Sound Factory with his tribal disco remix of Sounds Of Blackness “The Pressure Pt 1”, itself a Knuckles classic. To end, he then brings in Black Legend’s, “You See The Trouble With Me” before rounding up with Robert Gaez’s re-rub of Frankie’s “Get Over U”.
A great set from one of house music’s undoubtedly legendary figures, This Is Frankie Knuckles.
Thanks to Judy Weinstein and Maria 909 at Defmix, and of course Frankie himself for allowing the mix to be released.
Live recording and mixing of the set by tube UK, Manchester www.tubeuk.com.