Frankie Knuckles

Frankie Knuckles

Chris Love & AB Logic - SOUP, Classic - NYC

Fri, April 5, 2013

11:59 pm


Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Frankie Knuckles
Frankie Knuckles
While studying textile design at FIT in Manhattan, Knuckles began working as a DJ, playing soul, disco and R&B at The Continental Baths with fellow DJ Larry Levan.[2] When he became better known, he DJed at the club Better Days. When the Warehouse club opened in Chicago in 1977, he was invited to play on a regular basis. He continued DJing there until 1982, when he started his own club, The Power Plant.
It is possible that the term 'house music' surfaced in reference to the sounds played at the Warehouse by Knuckles.[citation needed] Initially it was a catch-all term to describe the wide range of music being played at the Warehouse. It soon became the word used to define the raw, drum machine based edits and tracks that Knuckles was playing in the early 1980s. Knuckles bought his first drum machine from a young Derrick May who regularly made the trip from Detroit to see Knuckles at the Warehouse, and Ron Hardy at the Music Box.
Knuckles also had a musical partnership with Jamie Principle, and helped put "Your Love" and "Baby Wants to Ride" out on vinyl after these tunes had been regulars on his reel-to-reel player at the Warehouse for a year.
As house music gained momentum, producer Chip E. took Knuckles under his tutelage and produced Knuckle's first recording, "You Can't Hide", featuring vocalist Ricky Dillard. Then came more production work, including Jamie Principle's "Baby Wants to Ride", and later "Tears" with Robert Owens (of Fingers, Inc.) and (Knuckles' protégé and future Def Mix associate) Satoshi Tomiie.
Knuckles left the Warehouse to start his own club, The Power Plant, in 1983. When the Power Plant closed in 1987, he DJed for 4 months at Delirium in the UK before moving to New York.[3] He was the featured resident DJ at The World, and also had numerous subsequent residencies, including at The Choice club.[citation needed]
In New York, he immersed himself in producing, remixing and recording.

Knuckles did a number of popular Def Classic Mixes with John Poppo as sound engineer. Knuckles partnered with David Morales on Def Mix Productions.[citation needed] With several important original productions and remixes to his name, by the early 1990s, Knuckles was becoming a well-known name in the increasingly popular house music genre.[citation needed]
In 1991, Knuckles' debut album Beyond the Mix, released on Virgin Records, contained his biggest hit to date, "The Whistle Song".[citation needed] The Def Classic Mix of "Change" by Lisa Stansfield done around this period also featured the whistle like motif. Another track from the album, "Rain Falls" featured vocals from Lisa Michaelis. Key remixes from this time include his rework of the Electribe 101 anthem "Talking With Myself" and "Where Love Lives" by Alison Limerick.
As his productions and remixes were becoming more popular, and he was also breaking new ground. When Junior Vasquez took a sabbatical from Manhattan's The Sound Factory, he took over and launched a successful run as resident DJ until Vasquez made his return, at which point Knuckles became the resident DJ at The Sound Factory Bar. Knuckles remained part of the underground scene. Knuckles won the 1997 Grammy Award for Remixer of the Year, Non-Classical.
Knuckles continued to work as a remixer through the 1990s and into the next decade, reworking tracks from Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Diana Ross, Eternal and Toni Braxton. He released several new singles, including "Keep on Movin'" and a re-issue of an earlier hit "Bac N Da Day" with Definity Records. In 2004, he released a thirteen track album of original material - his first in over a decade, entitled A New Reality, which was critically well received. In October 2004 "Your Love" appeared in the videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on house music radio station, SF-UR. On 19 September 2005, Knuckles was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame for his outstanding achievement as a DJ.
Knuckles is featured in the 2006 documentary film, The UnUsual Suspects - Once Upon a Time in House Music by Chip E., and the 2005 documentary film, Maestro by Josell Ramos.
Chris Love & AB Logic - SOUP, Classic - NYC
Chris Love & AB Logic - SOUP, Classic - NYC
NYC’s famed SOUP (Support our Underground Properly) parties were founded by nightlife pro Chris Love (SOUP, Stuck On Earth) in the mid-90’s, and were designed to bring together dancers who wanted to hear the best in underground House and techno music. Legendary DJ’s Andy Smith (of Portishead fame), Detroit techno hero Juan Atkins, & NYC house staple Baby Hector Romero were some of the first to grace the decks at SOUP, leading into a decade of top-quality House and Techno events . After a short hiatus from 2006-2009, Chris Love restarted to SOUP brand, ultimately teaming up with veteran DJ AB Logic (of the Hoodfellas, Stranjjur Imprint, & Smoke City Music.) Known for its thick vibes, wild dance floors, and world class DJ’s, SOUP quickly gained popularity in NYC among people seeking the best in underground music. In addition to playing host to top flight monthly guests, SOUP has some of the most talented resident DJ’s NYC has to offer in Chris Love & AB Logic, and rotating residents Chris Patrick, Nick Jagger, and Joe Pompeo. After years of dance-floor destruction at various NYC venues the SOUP crew was given a residency at the infamous Sullivan Room nightclub where they grace the decks on the second Friday’s of each month alongside an illustrious list of guest DJ’s. SOUP’s amazing music and crowd, combined Sullivan Room’s perfect dance music atmosphere and incredible sound system, have created what’s on course to become one of NYC’s top House+Techno nights for years to come. See you on the dance floor.
Venue Information:
Cameo Gallery
93 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11211