Frankie Knuckles’ sound possibly inspired a movement of love across dancefloors in Chicago and beyond. In retrospect of a career that spanned over four decades, there are moments that were probably pivotal to the movement of house music and changed the course of dance music. Frankie’s 1991 studio album ‘Beyond The Mix’ on Virgin Records, featured one track that would likely remain in the hearts and minds of generations to come.
‘The Whistle Song’ went on to earn Frankie’s first US Dance Chart number one and has possibly become one of house music’s most iconic and recognisable productions. More recently, the track has been ‘Re-Directed’ under the Directors Cut project that Frankie worked on with Eric Kupper; his long-time studio collaborator and close friend. With Frankie Knuckles Day today, 25 August, Cinthie now delivers a brand-new remix of the track.
Berlin-based DJ/producer, label owner of 803 Crystal Grooves and its sub-label Collective Cuts, we_r house, the Elevate record store and proud parent, Cinthie has grown her profile in contemporary electronic music in recent years. Her drive and dedication to all things house, alongside her wide spectrum of some of vintage drum machines and synthesisers, pinned her as an ideal candidate for the remix.
Cinthie’s remix is an update of the original, holding the iconic whistle sample at the forefront whilst including electronic blends that aim to allow the track to be heard from all angles - peak time club moments, sunrise sets, garden raves, festivals and airwaves.
Check out the mixes here.