Frankie Knuckles to release a “concept compilation album”

The Godfather of House prepares his first release since 2004.

Frankie Knuckles will release the double-CD Beyond the Tone Arm, which consists of remixes, collaborations, and productions helmed by the iconic DJ/producer, and he says the record “should reflect exactly where [he’s] at musically, right now.”

According to XLR8R, Beyond the Tone Arm includes a “Classic Side,” which focuses on 90s house, while the “Soultronic Side” features contemporary producers and, as the name suggests, more soulful sounds. The album is out on CD on November 12 and digitally on December 19.

Earlier this year, FACT TV sat down with Frankie Knuckles, who shared his 2012 remix of his classic ‘The Whistle Song.’ the original version kicks off Beyond the Tone Arm; the full tracklist is below.

CD 1: The Classic Side
01. Frankie Knuckles pres. Director’s Cut “The Whistle Song”
02. Hardsoul “Black Together (feat. Ron Carroll) (Director’s Cut Classic Club Mix)”
03. Frankie Knuckles pres. Director’s Cut feat. Sybil “Let Yourself Go (A Director’s Cut Master)”
04. Richard Earnshaw “Worthy (feat. Jocelyn Brown) (Director’s Cut Classic Club Mix)”
05. Frankie Knuckles pres. Director’s Cut “I’ll Take You There (feat. Jamie Principle) (Director’s Cut Classic Signature Mix)”
06. Groove Assassin & Kenny Bobien “About Love (Sean McCabe’s Alt Vocal Dubbed Mix)”
07. Hani & Andrea Martin “Middle of the Night (Extra Sauce Mix)”
08. Kruse & Nuremburg “Last Chance (feat. Stee Down)”
09. KennySummer & Director’s Cut pres. Yasmeen “Loving You”
10. Candi Staton “Hallelujah Anyway (Director’s Cut HalleDubya Anyway)
11. Lil Louis “Fable (Director’s Cut Classic Club mix)”
12. Il Padrinos “That’s How Good Your Love Is (feat. Jocelyn Brown) (Club Mix)”

CD 2: The Soultronic Side
01. Frankie Knuckles Pres. Director’s Cut “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) (feat. B. Slade) (DJ Meme’s Mix of Epic Proportions)”
02. Joey Negro “Feel It (Alex Kenji Remix)”
03. The Shapeshifters & C-Dock “Nothing But Love for You (Director’s Cut Breathtaking Adventure)”
04. HumanLife “In It Together (Director’s Cut Signature Togetherness)”
05. Colton Ford “Let Me Live Again (A Director’s Cut Master)”
06. Ono “I’m Movin’ On (Director’s Cut Club Mix)”
07. Quentin Harris & Ultra Nate “Give It 2 U (Frankie Knuckles’ Gagatha Christie Mix)
08. Inaya Day & Robin S “right Now (A Director’s Cut Master)”
09. DJ Vivona & Joi Cardwell “Return to Love (A Director’s Cut Treatment)”
10. Dbow “Get Involved”
11. DJ Chus & Rob Mirage “Back 2 NY (Original Stereo Mix)”
11a. Frankie Knuckles pres. Director’s Cut “Your Love (feat. Jamie Principle) (A capella)
12. Frankie Knuckles pres. Director’s Cut “Your Love (feat. Jamie Principle) (Belocca & Soneec Vocal Dub)”
13. Frankie Knuckles pres. Director’s Cut “Get Over U (feat. B. Slade) (Rober Gaez Mustache Mix)”