DEL compiles a selection of dancefloor “beauties” and dancefloor “beasts” from the illustrious career of Frankie Knuckles for his Foundations series. These are the beasts!

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Frankie Knuckles Dancefloor Beasts

The Pressure (Frankie Knuckles Classic Mix)
Sounds of Blackness (’91; #1 Dance/#16 R&B charts) – You should have serious pressure placed on you if you don’t dance your heart out EVERY time you hear it!

 

You Can’t Hide From Yourself (Chip E’s House Remix)
Frankie Knuckles (’86; uncharted) – Chip E, Joe Smooth, & FK collaborated on what may be a sleeper for the non-house heads.

 

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Baby Wants to Ride
Frankie Knuckles w/ Jamie Principle (’87; uncharted) – The groove! The lyrics! The Principle… Jamie!

 

Fable (Frankie Knuckles’ Director’s Cut Classic Club Mix)
Lil Louis ft ChinahBlac (’12; uncharted) – On Gramaphone records… this is a modern classic that far too few know. Piano madness with Chinah’s raw vocals – HEAT!

 

Your Love
Frankie Knuckles ft Jamie Principle (’82 unreleased reel-to-reel; ’87 uncharted) – Full of infectious synth work wrapped in a beautiful package it was Jamie’s ode to the girl (his – Lisa) we want… “I can’t let go!”

 

The Secret Life of Us (Director’s Cut Signature Mix)
Sunburst Band (’13; uncharted) – “Screams” joy – raise your hands!

 

Workout (’92 Vocal Mix)
Frankie Knuckles ft Roberta Gilliam (’91; #1 Dance chart) – This Todd Terry remix along with his Workin’ Dub will WORK YOU OUT!

 

Hot Stuff (Director’s Cut Signature Dub/Director’s Cut Mix)
Donna Summer (‘xxx) – You know the song, but not this way. Smoldering!

 

 

Get Involved (Director’s Cut Classic Club Mix)
Dbow (’12; uncharted) – Frankie meets “today” with Dbow’s filtered, jackin’ bomb which sampled Raphael Saadiq ft Q-Tip’s song of the same name!

 

Closer Than Close (Frankie’s Classic Club Mix)
Rosie Gaines (’97; uncharted) – This opus IS HOUSE! Rosie’s scat break is pure energy!

 

Too Many Fish (Satoshi’s 12″ Mix)
Frankie Knuckles ft Adeva (’95; #1 Dance/#97 R&B charts) – You can’t get “too many” plays on this hit.

 

Where Love Lives (Classic Mix)
Alison Limerick (’91; #3 Dance chart) – I now know where it lives, in this great song! David Morales was also in on the production.

 

Blind (Frankie Knuckles Remix/Dub)
Hercules & Love Affair (’08; #22 Dance chart) (‘xxx) – After a bit of a hiatus, FK was back and ready to groove adding tons of smooth bottom to this hit.

 

 

Let the Music (Use You) (Club Mix)
Night Riders (’87; uncharted) – An alias for Frankie… in name only – this Chicago anthem rocks.

 

Love Hangover (Frankie Knuckles Mix)
Diana Ross & The Supremes – Fierce with alternative vocals that will turn your head and move your ass!

 

One More Round (’86 House Mix by Frankie Knuckles)
Kasso (’86; uncharted) – Mid-tempo Italo disco-funk shines on this rare import.