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The Whistle Song (Eric Kupper Sound Factory Re-rub) [Avail. on FK Day Aug 25]

Frankie Knuckles

HYS063D | 2020-09-22  
Each year, 25th August marks Frankie Knuckles Day and to celebrate the occasion and the unquestionable history of this classic cut, Eric Kupper himself via Hysteria and in collaboration with the Frankie Knuckles Foundation, has reproduced and remastered the original demo mix that he handed to Frankie on tape in the studio all those years ago.

Some words from Eric Kupper "The then untitled Whistle Song was originally mixed to cassette. I had heard Frankie play at the Def Mix 5th anniversary party at the Redzone, and his set truly inspired me. Within a few days I went into the studio and in about 20-30 minutes, wrote and recorded this version. I slipped the cassette to Frankie, who transferred it to reel-to-reel tape, and played it at the Sound Factory. Still untitled, it became instantly popular, and people came up to the DJ booth asking, “what is that whistle song you’ve been playing?” So, it was named by the people on the dance floor at the Sound Factory. I then recreated the mix to DAT tape, and that tape is where the original master came from.

This is the classic version that I’ve heard most DJ’s play, besides the newer Director’s Cut version. They must have ripped from the original vinyl or CD single. I felt it was important to have this released again, on vinyl and for the first time in a modern digital format (downloads and streaming). I also felt it could use a sonic update, so I created an entire reproduction, from the ground up.” – Eric Kupper

A portion of the proceeds from this release will go to the The Frankie Knuckles Foundation (FKF) a not for profit educational and cultural organisation dedicated to the advancement of Knuckle’s ideals to support Music in schools, LGBTQIA+, Youth Homelessness, AIDS research and prevention of Diabetes research.

Remix produced by Eric Kupper for Hysteria Productions
Keyboards and programming by Eric Kupper
Written by Eric Kupper
Published by Squalene Music (ASCAP) administered by Finger Printz Music (SOCAN)
Recorded and mixed at Hysteria Recording, Ridgefield, CT and In Da Mix Studios, Montreal

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