Hey Everyone,

So this week as the dance world mourns the loss of one of the founding fathers of House, we pay homage to the man & his music by having a party. I have heard a number of tribute mixes this week & whilst they are mostly all good, none of them quite hit the spot for me & having discussed this with several other DJ’s & friends, Frankie influenced & inspired so many, & of that many, most individual experiences vary such that it has become a very personal thing. For some it was the first time they heard a certain track, or a club night memory where a certain track seemed to be on repeat – the list goes on, the memories remain & for me it was all about the craft, the atmosphere & the connection that the man behind the decks created. It is therefore with these elements in mind that I put together this set to suit my personal taste & the feelings I wanted to experience. Yes, it most definately features some classics, although in the spirit of inovation I have tried to use differing versions or add value in some other way to hopefully ensure this isnt just another tribute mix & be something that will stand up in its own right & make you want to dance with a tracklist that goes like this…..

Short Spoken Tribute
Frankie Knuckles ft Lisa Michaelis – Rain Falls (Rainapella)
Ultra Nate & Michelle Williams – Waiting On You (Frankie Knuckles & Eric Krupper Aka Director’s Cut Tribute Bootleg Mix)
Whitney Houston – Million Dollar Bill (Frankie Knuckles Director’s Dub)
Kathy Sledge – Freedom (Frankie Knuckles Directors Cut dub)
accapella Inner City – Good Life (Carl Craig Accapella)
Frankie Knuckles pres Satoshi Tomiie – Tears (Full Intention’s Drippin’ ‘N’ Droppin’ Dub)
Sounds of Blackness – The Pressure (Frankie Knuckles)
Frankie Knuckles ft Adeva & Ricky Dillard’s New Generation Chorale – Walkin'(Grant Nelson’s Filthy Dub)
Chaka Khan & Me’Shell Ndegéocello – Never Miss the Water (Franktified Club)
Alison Limerick Vs James Silk – Where Love Lives (Shield Re-Edit)
Frankie Knuckles pres Directors Cut ft Jamie Principle – Your Love (Dub/ Urh Remix)
Donna Summer – Hot Stuff (Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper as Directors Cut Signature)
Jasper Street Co – Fly Away (Frankie Knuckles)
Frankie Knuckles & Satoshi Tomiie ft Arnold Jarvis – And I Loved You (Classic Club)
Eve Gallagher – Love Is A Master Of Disguise (Frankie Knuckles’s Deep)
Frankie Knuckles – Gimme Gimme (Si Sutton Gimme Music edit)
Frankie Knuckles & Satoshi Tomiie ft Robert Owens – Tears (Dj Djazz Re-Edit)
accap – Mr Fingers – In The Beginning
Herculean Love Affair – 4 The Love of Blind (CJ Giovanni Bootleg)
Hercules & Love Affair – Blind (Frankie Knuckles)
Loose Ends – Hangin’ On A String (Frankie Knuckles)
Rufus & Chaka Khan – Aint Nobody (Frankie Knuckles Hallucinogenic Dub)

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So next week we will be back to the regular, whats hot in Soulful House show, live on Pressure Radio 8pm-10pm. My thanks go out to everyone that listened live & joined us in the Pressure Lounge.
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Si Sutton