D.J. International to remaster and reissue music by Frankie Knuckles, Fingers Inc, Marshall Jefferson

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  • Much of the Chicago label's catalogue, now controlled by Universal Music, will get re-released digitally over the coming months.
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  • Chicago's D.J. International is embarking on a digital reissue campaign of some of its best-known house tunes. The seminal label, whose catalogue these days is owned by Universal Music, is aiming to remaster 130 singles for digital release. (It's the first time many of these tracks have been remastered.) These will be drip-fed at a rate of eight tracks per week, starting on November 10th. The first batch of remastered tunes includes Chip E.'s "Time To Jack," Fast Eddie's "Acid Thunder," Frankie Knuckles's "Only The Strong Survive," E.S.P.'s "It's You," House People's "Godfather Of House" and Fingers Inc's "A Path." Further down the line music by Marshall Jefferson, Darryl Pandy and Farley Jackmaster Funk will resurface. D.J. International was founded by Rocky Jones in Chicago during the mid-1980s, with the label originally based across the street from The Warehouse. D.J. International will start its reissue campaign on November 10th, 2017.