Hear posthumous new music from the late great Frankie Knuckles on ‘Carefree (I Am A Star)’Frankie Knuckles Photo Credit Steve Black Re

Hear posthumous new music from the late great Frankie Knuckles on ‘Carefree (I Am A Star)’

From Frankie Knuckles‘ team comes a posthumous single from the late producer, “Carefree (I Am A Star).” The release is the first preview from the pioneering selector’s forthcoming Jackmaster 7 compilation. Knuckles started the Jackmaster series, which featured artists such as Adonis, Chip E. and Todd Terry, in 1987. The new installment in Knuckles’ long-running series will be released in the coming weeks.

The Frankie Knuckles Foundation released a video in 2017 that showcased the legendary house figurehead’s record collection, which is currently kept at Stony Island Arts Bank in his hometown of Chicago. The foundation raised money for causes supported by Knuckles such as music in school, LGBTQ youth homelessness, diabetes research, and more. You can read more about the foundation here.

Featured image: Steve Black

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