Few figures in contemporary music have influenced their respective fields the way Frankie Knuckles has revolutionized dance music.As one of the most renowned DJs in the world, Frankie Knuckles is still packing dance floors with his unique style for almost 30 years. Legions of admirers during his travels penned Frankies nickname The Godfather of House the press picked up on it and made it stick.

He has played a pivotal role in the creation and evolution of house music, which has become the dominant staple of dance clubs throughout the world. It was this celebrity and his constant fundraising for some of his favorite charities dealing with aids, homelessness, and education of our youth, that garnered him one of the most prestigious honors by the City Of Chicago.

On August 25th 2004, the Mayor of Chicago proclaimed the date Frankie Knuckles day, and a street naming Frankie Knuckles Way .As a Producer and Re-Mixer, Knuckles lent his talents to some of R&B and Pop musics elite. Artists such as Mary J. Blige, Sounds of Blackness, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Michael Bolton and Toni Braxton. Frankies production and mixing career was officially recognized by the music industry in 1997.

He became the first recipient of a Grammy for Remixer of The Year and has served as a Governor and Trustee, for the NYC Chapter of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.As an artist enjoying the success of two Virgin Records releases, Beyond The Mix and Welcome To The Real World . The first album included The Whistle Song which is most memorable as the Lipton Ice Tea commercial in the mid 90’s.

In 2001 Definity Records released the single Keep on Movin by Frankie Knuckles featuring vocalist Nicki Richards. The new song opened his Mix album Motivation and was the beginning of the collaboration between Knuckles and Richards 2004 A New Reality release. Billboard Magazine writes in the Album Reviews noteworthy section Knuckles strings together an inspirational and spiritual collection of gospel-infused club songs .

With critical acclaim from nearly every Electronic Dance and Club Culture magazine through out North America and Europe. Definity strategic crossover plan launched with a visibility campaign in Major Chains for Black History Month in February. Reviews in Vibe, Ebony, Black Beat, Essence, and BET made this Motivation album the first Def Mix Productions release to garner recognition with mainstream Afro American press.

Knuckles was back in the USA mainstream with his positive message. The launch of his Motivation world tour put Knuckles message again in the forefront on an International level and Knuckles realizes post 9/11 was a New Reality for him. In 2003 Knuckles released an exclusive mix album for Armani AX which also renewed his positive Message, and introduced the forthcoming studio album.He started digging through the vaults and writing, and came up with his first studio album to release in 7 years.

A New Reality released April 2004 in the USA, UK, Italy, Australia, and Japan simultaneously, and continues to receive media attention. Knuckles Launches his A New Reality” Tour on the heals of his Bac N da Day success around the globe. Bac N da Day is the first collaboration in 20 years with long time friend, House legend and co writer Jamie Principle. His second single Matter of Time features Nicki Richards, who is one of the most sought after vocalists in the USA. She works with everyone from Janet Jackson to Stevie Wonder. A breath of fresh air, Nicki is featured on half the album and is backed by some of the most amazing vocalists the business has to offer. She also sings with Will Downing who sings backing vocals for her on What’s Goin On .

Knuckles continues to use his celebrity and much of his spare time providing entertainment for various AIDS charity events. He supports anything that has to do with children, noted as saying I cannot stand to hear a child cry of want, hunger, or a lack of love . He has let his services for many past organizations, including Meals on Wheels, GMHC, Pediatric AIDS, and most recently Harvey Milk School.

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  • DJ MIXES - Frankie Knuckles 6 tracks, 8.28.07 FKAlways! on February 26, 2014 08:48

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    1. 1. Frankie Knuckles 60 min Boiler Room mix by BOILER ROOM 1.02.10
    2. 2. Frankie Knuckles 60 Minute Boiler Room NYC Mix by BOILER ROOM 1.06.21 177477 plays
    3. 3. Hacienda NYE At The Albert Hall - Frankie Knuckles Full Set by FAC51TheHacienda 1.34.09 44609 plays
    4. 4. RA Live - 2013.10.05 - Frankie Knuckles at Kingdom, Texas by Resident Advisor 2.11.27 38061 plays
    5. 5. DJ MIX - The New Fall/Winter Collection 2013/14 by Frankie Knuckles for ADE 2013 by FKAlways! 1.18.23 24588 plays
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  • SELECTED REMIXES - Frankie Knuckles & Director's Cut 19 tracks, 1.20.16 FKAlways! on February 26, 2014 08:43

    1. 1. The Look Feat. Dan Beaumont (Director's Cut Signature Mix) (Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper) by savedrecords 3.00 23385 plays
    2. 2. Baby I -Director's Cut Signature Mix by Def Mix Music 6.48 17012 plays
    3. 3. Vintage Lounge Orchestra (Director's Cut Dub) by FKAlways! 6.57 6600 plays
    4. 4. Vintage Lounge Orchestra - Dreams (Director's Cut Classic Mix) by FKAlways! 6.56 9774 plays
    5. 5. Duke Dumont feat. A.M.E. – Need U (100%) (Director's Cut Signature Mix) by FKAlways! 6.56 17417 plays
    6. 6. Donna Summer - Hot Stuff (Director's Cut Dub) by FKAlways! 8.31 8209 plays
    7. 7. Donna Summer - Hot Stuff (Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper's Director's Cut Mix) by FKAlways! 7.50 21894 plays
    8. 8. Crystalised (Directors Cut Unmarked Dub) by No.19 Music 2.00 8100 plays
    9. 9. Crystalised (Directors Cut Signature Mix) by No.19 Music 2.00 12990 plays
    10. 10. Hostile Takeover (Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kuppers' Director's Cut Mix) by Tony Records 3.01 6908 plays
    11. 11. The Shapeshifters - Back To Basics (Director's Cut Signature Mix - Web Edit) by TheShapeshifters 2.34 13501 plays
    12. 12. Climbers Feat. Yasmine Azaiez - Left your Love (Frankie Knuckles Pres. Director's Cut Remix - Clip) by FacelessRecordings 3.04 9369 plays 123.0 BPM
    13. 13. The Layabouts feat. Portia Monique - Bring Me Joy (Director's Cut Remix) by Reel People Music/Papa 3.00 8635 plays
    14. 14. The Sunburst Band - The Secret Life of Us (Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper's Director's Cut Mix) by Joey Negro 2.38 23329 plays
    15. 15. Candi Staton 'Hallelujah Anyway' (Director's Cut Signature Praise) by Defected Records 1.30 17244 plays
    16. 16. DJ Vivona & Joi Cardwell - Return To Love (A Director's Cut Treatment) by KingStreetSounds 1.30 3545 plays
    17. 17. Hardsoul feat. Ron Carroll "Back Together" (Director's Cut Remix) (Soulfuric) by Soulfuric Recordings 2.10 3527 plays
    18. 18. Human Life - In It Together (Director's Cut Remix) by Defected Records 1.50 6845 plays
    19. 19. Blind (Frankie Knuckles Vocal) by Hercules & Love Affair 7.54 16512 plays

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