Frankie Knuckles – It’s A Cold World / Bad Boy [TX151RED]

Another slice of essential Knuckles / Principle magic, here the duo’s love of Italo and Euro pop records seems to collide with Chicago’s darkened dance-floors and raw drum machines. Perfectly sleazy and insanely danceable, Jamie Principles voice was made for Frankie Knuckles pristine productions and their unique styles compliment each other endlessly. Both tracks featured on this 12″ take us into the subterranean night life of Frankie and Jamie’s world, a world of yearning, heart-break, love and acceptance. A huge pairing of tracks on their initial release and still to this day some 25+ years later, “It’s A Cold World / Bad Boy” was a total game changer, almost verging on pop but too “outsider” to gain the mainstream attention it so deserved, the record stands today as a true classic.

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Frankie Knuckles – It’s A Cold World / Bad Boy [TX151RED]

Frankie Knuckles – Ultimate Production [TX2018001]

An essential 2 x 12″ overview of some of the legendary Frankie Knuckles TRAX classics. What else needs to be said One of the godfathers of our scene, a true classic himself, Frankie behind the wheels or behind the boards was simply top shelf all the way down the line. A real original whose influence and touch can still be felt today. His releases on TRAX at the time were the hottest things ever and they still resonate on the dancefloor today with equal measure. Featured here are some of the best tracks fusing Frankie’s love of Disco, Euro-pop, Italo and more produced in his initial mid to late 80’s golden period. Cuts like ‘Baby wants to ride’, ‘Bad boy’ and more, featuring the unmistakable vocal talents of the equally legendary Jamie Principle. It’s all here. The perfect starting point for those who have recently discovered the man and his body of work, or equally as stimulating for those who wish to have some classics in their collection. Each track is a classic, each one stands up today and effortlessly rocks the club. Remastered in conjunction with TRAX, repressed from the finest audio sources available.

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Frankie Knuckles – Ultimate Production [TX2018001]

VA – House Of Trax Vol. 3 [RH-TX3]

Rush Hour proudly presents an official series of Trax reissues. This third release in the series mostly touches on the magic of Jamie Principle. However, this EP opens with a sublime deep vocal track originally released on Trax sub-label Saber in 1991 by Ace & The Sandman (who are also responsible for the Virgo Four tracks).

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VA – House Of Trax Vol. 3 [RH-TX3]