The house music stalwart will return with his first commercial mix CD for six years in October.
Knuckles has been pushing house music forward since the '80s, and the phrase "house music" is even said to have originated from the man himself as a tag to describe the music that he was playing at Chicago's Warehouse club. He's since moved back to his hometown of New York, which was where he found the inspiration to record 2001's Motivation mix. Unfortunately, the catalyst for that particular mix was the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers on September 11th, but Frankie has decided to follow it up with this year's Motivation Too release. Those looking for a more retro mix may be disappointed, as most of Knuckles' selections are taken from the last ten years of US house, including cuts from Grand High Priest, Michelle Weeks and Timmy Vegas.
01. Dr. Gary Gray – Faith
02. Big Brooklyn Red – He Moves
03. Michelle Weeks – A Purpose
04. Deep Swing featuring Toney Jones - Across The Land (Spread Love)
05. Scott Wozniak featuring Dirty Turk – My Light
06. G Club featuring Haze – “Faith (The Shapeshifters Little More Faith Remix)
07. Jon Cutler featuring Jocelyn Brown – One (Morten Trust Dub)
08. Deep Swing featuring Xavior – Shelter
09. Timmy Vegas featuring Twinkie Clark - Timmy's Choir
10. Vernessa Mitchell – Took My Life (Turn It All Around)
11. Grand High Priest feat Dajae - Mary Mary
12. DJ Pope – Happy Being Me
Nervous Records will release Frankie Knuckles' Motivation Too on October 13th, 2009.