The "Godfather of House," Frankie Knuckles, hasn't released an album since 2004, but next month, he'll return to the spotlight with a "concept compilation album" called Beyond the Tone Arm. The double-CD release consists of recent remixes, collaborations, and productions helmed by the iconic DJ/producer, and so he says the record "should reflect exactly where [he's] at musically, right now." Apparently, he's currently divided between moods, as Beyond the Tone Arm consists of two different sides: The "Classic Side" is a nod to house's '90s heyday, while the "Soultronic Side" features fresh producers and a taste for soulful sounds, including a mix of a song by Yoko Ono under her surname. The compilation will be released as a CD on November 12, with the digital package arriving on December 19, but you can check out the full tracklist and one of the tracks now, 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)"