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Frankie Knuckles - Baby Wants To Ride / Your Love
Frankie Knuckles
Baby Wants To Ride / Your Love
7" | 2018 | US | Original (Get On Down)
11,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
By the time the Jungle Brothers rapped about it in 1988, House Music had been bumping in NYC Clubsfor years. Even though the genre would go on to become a global phenomenon, House music had humblebeginnings in predominantly gay and black clubs in Chicago. Musically, House Music was inspired bythe eclectic dance records played by DJs Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy at Clubs like “The Warehouse”and “Muzik Box”. With a growing club scene, labels like Trax Records and DJ International played amajor role in the development of the genre. Founded in 1984, Trax was an important outlet for housemusic in its early days, releasing many classics including "No Way Back" by Adonis, Larry Heard's"Can You Feel It," and the first so-called house anthem in 1986, "Move Your Body" by MarshallJefferson. This latter tune gave a massive boost to house music, extending recognition of the genreoutside of Chicago.The Story behind the making of these recordings, is quite peculiar. “Your Love” was written JamiePrinciple, young Chicago Native with a strict religious family who grew up listening to the likes ofpop, gospel, classic and RnB. A talented musician, Principle could play the clarinet and keyboardsas well as drums for his local church. His first major relationship with a lady named Lisa Harrisinspired him to write ‘Your Love’ and experiment with home recordings. Although his Demo tape wasturned down by every New York label that received it, his tape somehow spread like wildfire throughoutthe clubs of Chicago. Jamie himself never became aware of its popularity due to his strict upbringingand parental ban from nightclubs. Because of its local popularity, the first commercial release of“Your Love” was produced by Mark "Hot Rod" Trollan and pressed as a 12" single on Persona Records in1986. The final - and ultimately definitive - version was released the next year on Trax Recordsproduced by Frankie Knuckles.The pair recorded a number of hits together —including "Waiting on My Angel," "Baby Wants to Ride,"and "Bad Boy". The songs recorded by Principle and Knuckles summed up the lifestyle and feelings foundinside the clubs at the time: “romantic possibility, escape, a little bit of danger, a lot of abandon,racial and sexual diversity, and even political liberation. Principle was particularly interested inthe latter, with lyrics about the Reagan agenda and queer rights. Ronnie wants to ride me, becausehe thinks he's king/ But its hard to ride baby when you living in a fascist dream, he sings in "BabyWants to Ride, referring to the 40th American president's hyper-conservative administration." Thesesongs are—in the ways in which they hypnotically summon you away from the straight world and into thefree and naughty space of the nightclub—rallying cries, and have been the soundtracks to countlessyoung people's first experiences of self-actualization on the dance floor. They confirm, in sound andspirit, all that is essential about nightlife, and make dancing a downright political action. Thougha misunderstanding in the latter part of the 1980s over how the songs were listed commercially—someof the vinyl releases, including "Your Love," were credited only to Knuckles and not to Principle—ledto a dissolution of their collaboration.” - Alex Frank (Thump)
Frankie Knuckles - Baby Wants To Ride / Your Love
Frankie Knuckles
Baby Wants To Ride / Your Love
12" | 1987 | EU | Reissue (Trax)
10,99 €*
Release:1987 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
This record needs no introduction! One of THE most classic House records ever made! The legendary pairing of Frankie Knuckles (RIP) and Jamie Principle delivering two devastatingly ahead of the curve anthems; "Baby Wants To Ride / Your Love", both still sounding as fresh, vital, original and contemporary as they did on their 1987 release. Truly one of the dream pairings in modern dance music, the Knuckles / Principle team brought us many classic moments but the two tracks contained here are among the most recognizable and well loved tracks in the House music lexicon. Often sampled, covered, edited and re-worked, but never, ever bettered here are two absolutely essential cuts, re-issued as they were released originally in the late 80's on Trax. Re-released for 2015, re-mastered and re-pressed with all the original Trax label artwork present in conjunction with the official rights holders / owners. An essential addition to any dance music lovers crate! Don't snooze on this...
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Frankie Knuckles - Waiting On My Angel
Frankie Knuckles
Waiting On My Angel
12" | 1985 | US | Reissue (Trax)
9,99 €*
Release:1985 / US – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Frankie Knuckles and Jamie Principle first collaboration from 1985. All three original mixes included including the incredible dub version.This is Jamie Principle's first commercial single and was originally released on his own Persona label before later being re issued on Trax early 2000's.Re mastered and re issued for 2015 on Trax. Released in conjunction with the rights holders.
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