In celebration of Frankie Knuckles' life and music, two of Junior Boys Own cornerstones acts, Underworld and Heller & Farley have joined forces, with the Misterons, to release a version of Knuckles' seminal "Baby Wants To Ride", to mark the 1 year anniversary of Frankie's passing.
Released digitally and on limited edition 12" vinyl. Proceeds from the single raised from the sale of the record will go direct to the Frankie Knuckles Fund (part of the Elton John AIDS Foundation).
By ordering direct, you ensure that the proceeds from the single go direct to the charity, without any retailer margin deductions. The limited edition of 1,000 vinyl 12"s and the digital bundle are available at babywantstoride.com as "Pay What You Want" (subject to a minimum of £12 plus shipping for the vinyl and £3 for the digital bundle).
"My relationship with Frankie goes back a long way. 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."
"As the creator of house music we owe Frankie a huge debt. Karl and I have always seen Frankie as the source and, as Underworld, we're always swimming in his river."
"When difficult decisions had to be made at the label, I’d often ask myself, 'What would Frankie do?’ This meant we should approach the problem with love and respect for the music as our first concern."
"It's fabulous. I have always LOVED Underworld. This is a great track and tribute to Frankie. Thanks to everyone involved from me and everyone at Elton John AIDS Foundation."