Ten years ago, singer, songwriter, DJ, producer and now podcast host Ultra Naté stepped into the studio with Destiny’s Child member and GRAMMY Award-winning gospel singer, Michelle Williams. The pair recorded ‘Waiting On You’, one of the stand-out tracks on what would be Ultra’s eighth studio album, ‘Hero Worship’.
A decade on, Ultra celebrates the album’s milestone anniversary. Released from her personal vault of previously commercially unreleased music comes a collection of remixes produced by Frankie Knuckles and Eric Kupper, under their Director’s Cut alias. Reworking the original R&B-etched house duet, Frankie and Eric whip up a set of light, airy, piano-tinged mixes.
Ultra: “This is such a full circle moment, realising the ‘Hero Worship’ album is celebrating a 10 year anniversary this year, and honouring it by releasing this epic remix which features the beautiful and talented Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child. Big love to Michelle for joining me on this disco adventure!
“The remix was blessed by my mentor, big brother and cultural icon, Frankie Knuckles – officially ‘The Godfather of House Music’, who at the time, was making his way back into remix and production work as ‘Director’s Cut’ along with Eric Kupper. ‘Waiting On You’ has always been a centrepiece of the ‘Hero Worship’ album and there’s no better time than now, to drop it for Frankie Knuckles Day, coming August 25th.
“It’s important for us to continue celebrating the legacy of someone so important to the culture of house & dance music, this gorgeous slice of diva-fied classic house does just that for the generations!”