Unreleased Frankie Knuckles remixes to get vinyl issue
The Electribe 101 remixes have been unheard for 30 years
Four unreleased remixes from the late house pioneer, Frankie Knuckles, will get a vinyl issue this year.
Thirty years since their creation, four unreleased Frankie Knuckles remixes of Electribe 101's ‘Heading for The Night’ will be made available on 12" vinyl.
UK-based electronic group Electribe 101 released their only album, 'Electribal Memories', in 1990, reaching number 26 in the UK charts. The album also saw remixes from some of the most in-demand remixers of the day, including Chicago House legends Frankie Knuckles and Larry Heard.
Speaking about the newly uncovered remixes, Electribe 101's Billie Ray Martin said: “Frankie had already done such an incredible job with ‘Talking with Myself’ and he was smitten with ‘Heading for The Night. He enjoyed mixing it so much that he did six mixes, each one brilliant and soulful in its own way. His effortless and perfect vocal production while creating a more danceable version makes this another Knuckles masterpiece.”
The remixes follow a posthumous Frankie Knuckles single released via the 'Jackmaster 7' series last year.
You can pre-order 'Heading For The Night - The Frankie Knuckles Mixes', which will be released on the 9th July, here.
In 2017, The Frankie Knuckles Foundation shared a video teaser of the legendary DJ and producer's record collection, which is now housed inside Stony Island Arts Bank in Knuckles' hometown of Chicago. The foundation was set up to protect Knuckles' legacy and raise money and advocate for a variety of causes that were close to the legendary selector's heart, including music in school, LGBTQ youth homelessness, diabetes research, and more.
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