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One of Frankie Knuckles’ previously unreleased tracks has been revealed

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DJ International, a Chicago-based label, has uncovered a previously unreleased and unheard Frankie Knuckles song.

The original 2-inch reel-to-reel tape of “I Want The Love Of My Own” was found at the home music institution. Unreleased Knuckles recordings from the 1980s are thought to have been recorded at a studio session. In collaboration with longstanding partner Eric Kupper, DJ International will release the new version in October. There is a 35th-anniversary celebration planned for the release of Knuckles’ debut album, “You Can’t Hide.”

DJ International will also release remixes and merchandise in conjunction with The Frankie Knuckles Foundation, which will donate all revenues to Chicago’s Brave Space Alliance, a Black and transgender-run LGBTQ+ organization. Established in 2014, the Foundation supports music initiatives in schools, LGBT homeless kids, and AIDS research and education.

To coincide with Chicago’s Frankie Knuckles Day, the discovery of “I Want The Love Of My Own” was revealed on August 25th.

On DJ International’s website, further information regarding the release will be revealed.

Below you’ll find some images of the LP in action.

In October 2021, DJ International will release I Want The Love Of My Own.

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Frankie Knuckles’ record collection is on exhibit in New York

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The artwork, presented by Chicago artist Theaster Gates as part of a group show called Social Works, includes 5,000 recordings from Frankie’s collection. Among the pieces on display are test and promo pressings from Knuckles’ heyday, as well as comments from pals like Danny Tenaglia.

Tenaglia wrote on printing of his 1995 album Hard & Soul, “Frankie, not only is it my joy to know you personally, but it’s a pleasure to be able to let you know how much you inspire me.”

Russell E.L. Butler is also digitizing Knuckles’ collection for preservation purposes.

Knuckles, dubbed “the godfather of house music,” was a house DJ and producer who helped popularize the genre in its early phases.

Check out some of the installation’s recordings and learn more about the exhibit here.

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