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August 28, 1992 - The godfather of House Frankie Knuckles live at Front, Hamburg

 

 

This is a recording of a very special event on Friday August 28, 1992, with Frankie Knuckles behind the decks. He was the first ever guest DJ at club Front in Hamburg,

As house music was developing in Chicago in the mid eighties Frankie Knuckles released his first 12" You Can't Hide from Yourself (1986) which he produced with Chip E and Joe Smooth, This release was followed by many other productions as Baby wants to Ride (1987), with vocals from Jamie Principle, and Tears (1989) with Robert Owens (Fingers, Inc) and Knuckles' protégé and future Def Mix associate, Satoshi Tomiie.

Knuckles made numerous popular Def Classic Mixes with John Poppo as sound engineer and he partnered with David Morales on Def Mix Productions.  His debut album Beyond the Mix (1991), released on Virgin Records, contained The Whistle Song, which was the first of four number ones on the US dance chart. The Def Classic mix of Lisa Stansfield's Change, released in the same year, also featured the whistle-like motif. Another track from the album, is Rain Falls, with vocals from Lisa Michaelis.

 

 

 

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