Underworld and Heller & Farley will release new versions of "Baby Wants To Ride" on the one-year anniversary Knuckles' passing.
Speaking on the release, label co-founder Terry Farley says, "Twenty-five years ago, Frankie championed the early music Pete Heller and I made and many of the first releases on Junior Boys Own. He helped turn a group of suburban London music fans into DJs and producers who could travel the world, simply by his patronage." UK electronica giants Underworld also speak reverentially of the late Chicago legend. "Karl [Hyde] and I have always seen Frankie as the source," says founding member Rick Smith. "As Underworld, we’re always swimming in his river."
The limited 12-inch and download are available on the release's own official site. Proceeds will go towards the Frankie Knuckles Fund, which benefits men with high risk of HIV in Africa, as well as African communities in the UK and African-American communities in the US.
Check out the Underworld vs. Heller & Farley version below.
01. Baby Wants To Ride (Underworld vs Heller & Farley - Radio Edit)
02. Baby Wants To Ride (Underworld vs Misterons - Radio Edit)
03. Baby Wants To Ride (Underworld vs Heller & Farley - 12 Inch Mix)
04. Baby Wants To Ride (Underworld vs Misterons - 12 Inch Mix)
Junior Boy's Own will release Baby Wants To Ride as a limited 12-inch on March 31st, 2015. The digital version is available now.