Frankie Knuckles’ ‘House Masters’ to be released on vinyl for the first time

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Defected Records has released a limited edition vinyl of Frankie Knuckles’ compilation album, ‘House Masters’.

Split into ‘Volume One’ and’ Volume Two’, the record includes a huge variety of Knuckles’ classics and remixes such as ‘Your Love’, ‘The Whistle Song’ and remixes for Chaka Khan and Sounds Of Blackness.

First released in 2015, ‘House Masters’ vinyl debut comes following an initial digital and CD run — however the record is no longer available in either format due to licensing restrictions.

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Frederick Dunson, Founder, President and Executive Director of the Frankie Knuckles Foundation, shared: “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. His legacy is why the Frankie Knuckles Foundation exists.”

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Dunson continues: “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!”

As well as the new vinyl edition, Defected is also set to publish a special edition of Faith Magazine in tribute to Knuckles, with 40 pages documenting the maestro’s life and unparalleled influence.

The limited edition ‘House Masters’ is available to purchase here with shipping starting in May

Learn more about Frankie Knuckles’ impact below.

Becky Buckle is Mixmag’s Multimedia Editor, follow her on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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