Thursday, June 13, 2024

Marking ten years since his passing, Defected honours the enduring legacy of house music pioneer, Frankie Knuckles with a week of content dedicated to the legend’s illustrious career.
Available for pre-order from Monday 25th March, exclusively via DStore , all proceeds of ‘House Masters: Frankie Knuckles’ will be donated to Frankie Knuckles Foundation as it was when the compilation was originally released back in April 2015. In addition to the new vinyl pack will be a dedicated radio takeover and playlist, plus a special edition of Faith Magazine with 40 pages documenting the maestro’s life and unparalleled influence.

Frankie Knuckles, whom many consider to be one of the architects of house music is still highly influential to a new generation. Since his untimely passing ten years ago it has been incredible to see the continued outpouring of love and respect that he has received – Frederick Dunson, Founder, President & Executive Director, Frankie Knuckles Foundation says – His legacy is why the Frankie Knuckles Foundation exists. Through our work we honour him by supporting initiatives that he was passionate about: music education, AIDS and diabetes research, prevention and LGBTQIA+ youth homelessness. This commemorative vinyl release of ‘House Masters’ in association with Defected will allow us to do just that!” 

The forthcoming vinyl release which features a selection of his finest productions and remixes including the seminal ‘Your Love’, ‘The Whistle Song’ and remixes for Chaka Khan and Sounds Of Blackness, will be available to order exclusively at DStore here.

More about Frankie Knuckles Foundation and its commitment to educating and supporting initiatives across LGBTQIA+ communities and AIDs prevention here.

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