Been Collecting his tracks for years… Beautiful, Lush and Full Produced Music… All Classic now… He will be missed The Whistle Song (Supernova Remix) – Frankie Knuckles presents Director’s Cut Tears (Russ Richardson Remix) – Frankie Knuckles presents Sotoshi Tomiie Blind (Frankie Knuckles Vocal) – Hercules Hot Stuff (Frankie Knuckles and Eric Kupper Director’s CutContinue Reading
Well It’s Here! JJs Friday 80s Throwback Accelerate – Friday, March 7th… Hope music people of all kinds from St. Louis comes out to this event remembering a time in the City where this music ruled and the clubs who were leading the way… from Faces, Upside, Nites, Magnolias and Zebra… this music was THEContinue Reading
Walter Thompson III Drops Weak (James Hall Remix) – Farrow Aw Shucks (Original Mix) – City Soul Project Sing It Back (Coqui Selection Rework) – Moloko Give Yourself (Original Mix) – Sasha Carassi and Jay Lumen Jazz Club (Original Mix) – Shur-I-Kan Everything You Never Had (Club Version) – Breach Silk Road – HarveyContinue Reading
Swan Lake / Walter Thompson III Mashup Silk Road (Original Mix) – Harvey McKay When They Tell You – Walter Thompson III Floor 122 (Sante Sidney Warehouse Dub) – Darln Vlys Testify (Soul Minority Deep Mix) – HouseRiders & Maske Translation (Original Mix) – Timothee Milton Ignore Me (Portofino-Sunrise Remix) – Felipe L ChordContinue Reading
Double Cross (RLP’s Double Time Re-Vision) – First Choice One Of Those Nights You Feel Like Getting Down (Will & Al B Re-Edit) – Billy Ocean Say Yeah (Re-edit Unknown) – The Limit Bourgie Bourgie – John Davis with The Monster Orchestra The Music’s Got Me – Visual Off The Wall (Audio Jacker Remix)Continue Reading
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Feels So Right (WhiteNoize Remix) – Solution Feels So Right (Lars Vegas Remix) – Solution Mr Brown (Original Mix) – Gary Caos, Absolut Groovers Hush (Catz ‘n Dogz Remix) – Thomas Schumacher Say What – Kinky Movement Want to Be (Chez Damier Dub One) – James Barnsley I Won’t Give Up (Samir Maslo Remix) –Continue Reading
Don’t Wait (Topo Remix) – Alex Niggemann The Sun Rising (Shur-I-Kan Vocal) – The Normalites You Need It (Detroit Swindle Never Enough Interpretation) – Deep Future Deep South West (Original Mix) _ Fynn Callum Deep In (Original Mix) – Miquel Garcia Deep December (Original Mix) – Adam Marry Eternally (Original Mix) – Mauro B. andContinue Reading
Family Affair (Orlando Voorn Remix) – Sly and The Family Stone White Horse (Yostek Bootleg) – Laid Back Brighter Days (Frankie Grimes Remix) – Cajmere Brighter Days (Leon Remix) – Cajmere Brighter Days (Haji & Emanuel Vox Mix) – Dajae Face It (Club Version) Master C & J You Used To Hold Me (PG’s SanfranDiskoContinue Reading
Yo Little Brother – Nolan Thomas Pray Like Aretha Franklin [LNTG Rework] by Late Nite Tuff Guy – Scritti Politti Promises Promises (Jellybean 12″) – Naked Eyes Bite The Dust (Tuff Guy Edit) – Queen Pump Up The Volume (US version) – MARRS Save a prayer (DMC Mix) – Duran Duran Touched By The HandContinue Reading
Underwater – Harry ThumannI Feel Love – Donna SummerRemember – Gino SoccioHeat You Up Melt You Down – Shirley LitesCocomotion – El CocoI Wanna Be With You – CoffeeI’ve Got the Next Dance – Deniece WilliamsStraight Ahead – The Nick Straker BandDance, Freak and Boogie – Nightlife UnlimitedI HAve a Destiny – Denise McCannFrom HereContinue Reading
Elevator – Justin Faust Push I (original mix) – Jorge Montia Hustlin (ESQUIRE Remix) – Dave Aude, Crazibiza, Vassy Be Free (Original Mix) – Marc Palacios, DJ Kone Fade (Shane D’s Ode To Nelson Remix) Chance – Leftwing & Kody Good Life (Matt Smallwood Remix) – Inner City Stealing Love (Original Mix) – Grant NelsonContinue Reading
I Can See (Konstantin Sibold Remix) – Jazzanova feat. Ben Westbeech Sweet Lullaby (Phil Marwood Remix) – Deep Forest Regina (Roberto Rodriguez Balearic Dub Mix) – David Keno Ngwaz feat. jeffraymussiq (Main Mix) Tide – La Fleur I Won’t Let You (Original Mix) – Filthy Rich Bassline (Original Mix) – Gotsome feat. The Get AlongContinue Reading
Saved My Life (Vintage Mix) – Lil Louis & The World Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Masters At Work dub) – St. Germain I Want Your Love (Shane D Special Edit) – Chic Love’s Gonna Get You – Jocelyn Brown Off The Wall – Michael Jackson Feed The Flame (Secret Sun Club Edit) –Continue Reading
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I’ve Been Waitin’ For Ya (Original Mix) – Tavo Sunkissed (Manuel De La Mare Remix) – Reza Pagano Can’t Forget (Original Club Mix) – Deep City Groove A Feeling (Original Club Mix) – Peter Brown, Jay C Push & Pull (Original Club Mix) – Quivver We Need Some Love (Original Mix) – Simone Vitullo, JohnContinue Reading
Never Too Much (Mr Leigh’s Mr Migs Re-Boot) – Luther Vandross Hurt You (Lee Curtiss Remix) – Hot Since 82 Love Inc (Hot Since 82 Remix) – Booka Shade Gipsy Sun and Rainbows – Manuel De La Mare & Luigi Rocca All Night Dancing Party (Robert Babicz Remix) – Pezzner Love Inc (Butch Remix) –Continue Reading
Can You Feel It – Fingers Inc. Can You Feel It (Jakobin & Domino’s Pump Up The Jam Rework) – Mr. Fingers Sensation – Jakobin & Domino Never Let You Down (Original Underground Mix) – Jerry McAllister Jerry McAllister – Never Let You Down (Extendo Mix) – Jerry McAllister Voodoo Ray (Grant Nelson Remix) –Continue Reading
Heart of Glass (12 Inch Promo Alter Mix) – Blondie Heart Of Glass (Oliver & Thee Mike B Remix) – Blondie Running Up That Hill (Ashley Beedle Heavy Disco Edit) – Kate Bush Try It Out (Tony Johns & Dynamicron Edit) – Gino Soccio Love On My Mind (Midnight Edit) – Freemasons feat. Amanda WilsonContinue Reading
I Need You (I Need Drums Mix) – Kenny Bobien Do What You Wanna Do In The Red Room (JMJ Mashup) – T-Connection vs. Dennis Ferrer Hey Hey – Dennis Ferrer Bostich – Yello Everybody Be Somebody (Mousse T’s Back in the Days Mix) Ruffneck feat. Yavahn Deputy of Love – Don Armando’s 2nd AveContinue Reading
The Magic In Us (It Feels So Deep Mix) – Walter Thompson III Donnie (Kalli Loot Beggin’ Mix) – The It Kinetic (Grant Nalder & Adam Asenjo Remix) – Golden Girls The Oracle – The Curarachas The Future Is Yours (Prok & Fitch Remix) – Kraak & Smaak Luv Remedy (Instrumental and Original Vocal) –Continue Reading
Never Stop (Sunset Ritual Mix and Instrumental) – Louie Vega Starring Duane Harden Days Like This (Deepah Dub Re-Rub) – Sean Escoffery Let’s Dance – Samir Maslo Thankful (Alioscia Mele MIx) – Dawn “Souluvn” Williams Make Ya Freak (Original Mix) – DJ Dan Voice – K.C. Flight Good Life (Matt Smallwood Remix) – InnercityContinue Reading
Green tea (Original) – Sidney Charles Morning glory (Sidney Charles Remix) – Sidney Charles Nightflow (Kenny Larkin Drama Mix) – La Fleur Unanswered Question (Dense & Pika Remix) – Adam Beyer, Ida Engberg Bodylost – Gaiser Ruffline (Original) – Sidney Charles Swing It – Basti Grub Fu Gee La (Original Mix) – Legitimate Scandal CoolContinue Reading
I Need You (Reprise Mix) – Kenny Bobien, Jose Burgos I Need You (Classic Reworks Mix) – Kenny Bobien, Jose Burgos Everything (Orginal Mix) – Sonny Fodera, Wally Callerio Move Your Body (Groove Motion Re-Edit) – Xpansions 5 Believe in Love (Director’s Cut Instrumental) – Dawn Tallman Believe in Love (Director’s Cut Vocal Mix)Continue Reading
I Believe (Original Mix) – Ken Wan Helder Guerra (Unknown) Sunshine – Grant Nalder Roots (DJ Shuffle Maftown Boys Remix) – Rune Roots (Aluku Rebels & Beyond Tone Future Deep Remix) – Rune After Sunset (Path Life Music Sensual Lib Mix) – Wil Milton The Future Is Yours (Adriatique Remix) – Kraak & SmaakContinue Reading
Forbidden Love (DJ S Bootleg Instrumental Dance Re-Mix) – Madleen Kane I Love America (DJ Pats Rework) – Patrick Juvet Give Me Love (DJ S Bootleg Extended Dance Re-Mix) – Cerrone Romeo & Juliet (The Leonidas Mix) – Alec R. Costandinos Theme From Shaft (Extended Dance Lounge Remix) – Isaac Hayes Should’ve knownContinue Reading
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At 72, DJ Derek – Britain¿s oldest DJ – is hanging up his headphones and taking his final spin after decades at the decks
Mastering engineering Ian Shepherd takes a look at studio acoustic treatment in the latest of his video series on Building a Home Mastering Studio.
While Shepherd’s goal is to be able to do useful mastering tasks in his home studio, much of the information will be useful to anyone planning a home studio.
This is part 3 of his series. Earlier videos in the series are embedded below.
Part 1 – Planning a Home Studio
Part 2 – Home Studio Construction
In honor of the legendary Frankie Knuckles, the 20 greatest singles from the booming movement he helped create.
Nearly every variation of the untz played in today’s festivals and clubs owes something to the recently departed legend Frankie Knuckles, the DJ and producer who helped foment the early, classic version of house in Chicago. But Knuckles wasn’t the only influential producer in this era, which spanned the Eighties and early Nineties. Here’s a look at 20 essential Chicago house records – by Knuckles and others – that serve as required listening for any devoted student of dance music.
By Arielle Castillo, Geeta Dayal and Keith Harris
Frankie Knuckles Obituary
Reams could be written about Frankie Warren Knuckles, Jr. (January 18, 1955 – March 31, 2014) – the City of Chicago even celebrated the pioneering Warehouse DJ by devoting a day in his honour. Dabbed “The Godfather of House”, Frankie Knuckles learnt his DJ trade in New York working with Larry Levan, before migrating south to experiment with drum machines and percussive loops under disco classics to a captivated club audience. After more than 15-years spinning, he then made the transition to producing cutting a handful of seminal releases including “Baby Wants To Ride”, “Your Love” and “The Whistle Song”. In studio, he was know as one half of the formidable Red Zone partnership with David Morales that gave us a string of house anthems. He’s also mixed hits for the Pet Shop Boys, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and Lisa Stansfield.
To FK the essence of a great mix is the “complete balance in the overall production. The song says everything, the production builds the proper foundation to help the artist shine, ultimately giving way to a strong classic timeless piece.” When asked of his proudest studio moment there’s no hesitation. “That would be “The Pressure” by the Sounds Of Blackness,” he was quick to reply when I interviewed him for a DJ magazine article in 2007. “Of all the work I’ve ever done this was the most challenging; a full choir (50 voices) and staying true to the integrity of the song itself. Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (the producers) were so proud of the mix that it opened the door for future work with Janet & Michael.” He very first recipient of the Grammy Award for Best Remix Recording in 1998 (it was presented without specifying a work) and was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2005. Frankie Knuckles died of complications from type-2 diabetes; he was 59.
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At the centre of every story is what philosopher Malcolm Gladwell calls a ‘connector’. Connectors are people who know lots of other people. They are the sorts of folks who everyone knows. They might not be the life and soul of the party, but they are certainly at its centre. They make things happen. They join the dots. They, naturally enough, connect. The connector at the core of our story is a feisty New Yorker called Judy Weinstein.
Most people outside of the dance music industry have never heard of Judy, but everyone who is anyone inside knows her very well. Her story resides at the heart of dance music history; she has been a witness to every new musical style, every daft haircut and each dance craze as they have arrived (and often swiftly disappeared). She is a survivor and in a story – and industry – which has seen the rise and fall of disco, the arrival of AIDS, the birth of house and techno, the heyday of the Paradise Garage, remix culture and the worldwide explosion of dance music, that is no mean feat.
When Judy Weinstein formed her legendary record pool For The Record in mid 1970s New York City she could never have imagined thirty years later she would still be here and still be working in an industry that seemed like too much fun to actually get paid. After all, when Judy first started out, disco was in its infancy and the rules of the game were being made up as they went along. (In fact, it’s probably fair to say that Judy has made up some of those rules herself.)
Def Mix, the company she formed with David Morales in order to manage and promote his burgeoning production career in 1987, is now 20 years old and along the way has added Frankie Knuckles, Satoshi Tomiie and Hector Romero to its roster. This quartet of DJs has, between them, amassed an awe-inspiring 100 years of DJing. And, during that time, between them they have redefined the art of the remix, played and held residencies at some of the most iconic clubs in the world, written some killer tunes and, no small feat, been instrumental in the birth of house music. That’s one hell of a CV.
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Nobody can agree on who invented the blues or birthed rock & roll, but there is no question that house music came from Frankie Knuckles, who died Monday afternoon of as-yet-undisclosed causes at age 59. One of the Eighties and Nineties’ most prolific house music producers and remixers, Knuckles is, hands down, one of the dozen most important DJs of all time. At his Chicago clubs the Warehouse (1977-82) and Power Plant (1983-85), Knuckles’ marathon sets, typically featuring his own extended edits of a wide selection of tracks from disco to post-punk, R&B to synth-heavy Eurodisco, laid the groundwork for electronic dance music culture—all of it.
Knuckles made an abundant number of dance classics, including early Jamie Principle collaborations “Your Love”(1986) and “Baby Wants to Ride”(1987); “Tears”(1989), with Satoshi Tomiiee and Robert Owens; “The Whistle Song”(1991); and his remixes of Chaka Khan’s “Ain’t Nobody”(1989), Sounds of Blackness’s “The Pressure” (1992), and Hercules and Love Affair’s “Blind” (2008).
Born Francis Nicholls in the Bronx on January 18, 1955, Knuckles began hitting New York’s after-hours spots such as the Loft, the Sanctuary, Better Days, and Tamburlaine—the clubs where disco was born—as a teenager, along with his best friend, Larry Philpot. By the mid-Seventies, both of them were DJs themselves, and Philpot had changed his surname to Levan. The duo worked together at two of the most important early discos: the Gallery (presided over by Nicky Siano, whose smooth on-beat mixing style was enormously influential) and the Continental Baths, a multi-room gay bathhouse on Manhattan’s West Seventy-fourth Street. (Two other entertainers got their start there: Bette Midler and her pianist, Barry Manilow.)
Mixmag and Olmeca Tequila have come together to create a documentary series showcasing the people, places and products in dance music that Switch On The Night.
For this episode we teamed up with Sir Bob Cornelius aka The Bloody Beetroots. Sir Bob has always held an interest in the history and evolution of all music and to our delight he insisted that he wanted to work on a project that told the story of early house music in under ten minutes. With contributions from legends like Frankie Knuckles, Kevin Saunderson, DJ Pierre and Greg Wilson we’re pleased to say we just about managed it.
So relax as we travel back to 80s Chicago to discover…The Origins Of House.
The first signs and rumours were leaked only at the end of last year. Many around us said they didn’t believe it. No way Pioneer would go ‘back in time’. However! This is what we saw just minutes ago this morning. The first presentation of Pioneer of a project they are still working on. As you can see in the right corner they haven’t even have a model name for it. There aren’t much details to tell you, besides the fact that it did have a USB connection as well, so we could assume it will be a hybrid like the Reloop RP-8000 for example. More later….
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