Frankie Bones

Frankie Bones

Real Name:
Frank Mitchell
Born In 1966
Frankie Bones was the original and first DJ coming out of the Brooklyn Underground during the mid 80's with the vision of what was yet to come on the global front of Electronic Dance Music culture. His early mission came in the many releases of Fourth Floor Records and Nugroove Records. In a time when timing meant everything, the buzz of his early works caught the attention of the rapidly growing scenesters in the London Orbital M25 raves during the Summer Of Love in 1988.

Before his recording career kicked off he worked for 4 months at Apexton Records, working at the pressing plant and in A&R for their label, Underworld Records.

Those early "Bonesbreaks" vinyls led Frankie to playing at a rave called "Energy" which had 25,000 people. With the scene already reaching critical mass, Bones had set off a fierce bidding war between XL Recordings and Deconstruction, which led to two albums by Musto & Bones.

The U.K. was very impressed by Frankie's unique Brooklyn style which was a raw-freestylish-bass-in-your-bass-bins-but-electro-bass style that was raw enough to keep the entire scene and industry at bay, waiting for the underground to bubble over. With gigs, remixing and production work pouring in by the truckload, Frankie ventured out into the early European scene playing key breaking parties in France, Holland, Italy, Denmark and Germany. Each country taking note of his style and wanting to license music.

From all the success in Europe, a booking would follow in Los Angeles based strictly on his success in Europe. In fact the L.A. promoters did not understand where the Brooklyn accent was coming from? But the West Coast scene had just started and Frankie held down Bi-Monthly events in London, L.A. and in NYC.

His vision of STORMrave made history. As did the Sonic Groove shop where he sold vinyl to the masses.
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Frankie Bones Discography Tracks


AP 134 Frankie Bones Bonesbreaks Volume 1 (Hard, Raw & Raunchy Beats For DJ's)(12") Underworld Records AP 134 US 1988 Sell This Version
AP 135 Frankie "Bones"* Presents Bonesbreaks Frankie "Bones"* Presents Bonesbreaks - Volume 2 - Raw Beats For D.J.'s(LP) Underworld Records AP 135 US 1988 Sell This Version
Frankie "Bones"* & Lenny "Dee"* Frankie "Bones"* & Lenny "Dee"* - Looney Tunes - Volume One (EP) Nu Groove Records UK 1989 Sell This Version
AP 136 Frankie "Bones"* Presents Bonesbreaks Frankie "Bones"* Presents Bonesbreaks - Volume 3 - Dope Breaks For D.J.'s(LP) Underworld Records AP 136 US 1989 Sell This Version
Frankie "Bones"* Presents Bonesbreaks Frankie "Bones"* Presents Bonesbreaks - Volume 5 - The Original Raw & Raunchy Beats For DJ's Underworld Records US 1990 Sell This Version
Frankie "Bones"* Presents Bonesbreaks Frankie "Bones"* Presents Bonesbreaks - Volume 4 (More Filthy, Dirty Breaks For DJ's) (Album) Breaking Bones Records US 1990 Sell This Version
Frankie Bones & Lenny Dee Frankie Bones & Lenny Dee - Looney Tunes II (EP) Nu Groove Records US 1990 Sell This Version
Frankie Bones Bone Up! Trax Records US 1995 Sell This Version
U9601 Frankie Bones Bonesbreaks Volume 11 - Raw Beats For D.J.'s(LP, Gre) Underworld Records U9601 US 1996 Sell This Version
FB321 Frankie Bones 5 Drum Machines, 4 Effect Processors, 3 Samplers, 2 Turntables, and 1 Mixer : Future Concepts in Underground Invention(Cass) Sonic Groove FB321 US 2001 Sell This Version
Frankie Bones The Thin Line Between Fantasy & Reality (Album) Pro-Jex UK 2002 Sell This Version
SER 6007 Frankie Bones Army Of One(CD, Album, Mixed) System Recordings SER 6007 US 2002 Sell This Version
SYS 1055-2 Frankie Bones Act Like You Know(CD, Mixed) System Recordings SYS 1055-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
RA.EX272 Frankie Bones RA.EX272 Frankie Bones(File, MP3, 320) Resident Advisor RA.EX272 UK 2015

Singles & EPs

GWR 006 TEST Frankie Bones Bonesbreaks 7(12", EP, TP) Not On Label GWR 006 TEST US 1988 Sell This Version
Frankie Bones Call It Techno Breaking Bones Records US 1989 Sell This Version
Frankie "Bones"* & Lenny "Dee"* Frankie "Bones"* & Lenny "Dee"* - Just As Long As I Got You (Single) XL Recordings UK 1989 Sell This Version
DD 2 Frankie Bones & Lenny Dee Frankie Bones & Lenny Dee - Drumdrops Vol. 2 (Essential Break Beats & Loops)(12") Big Break DD 2 US 1989 Sell This Version
Frankie Bones Call It Techno (Remixes) X Records (14), X Records (14) US 1990 Sell This Version
Adam X & Frankie Bones Adam X & Frankie Bones - Crossbones E.P. (EP) Fabulous Music UK UK 1991 Sell This Version
Frankie Bones Bonesbreaks Volume 6 - A New Generation Of Rhythms & Breaks For DJ's Groove World Records America US 1992 Sell This Version
Frankie Bones Trapezoid Fabulous Music UK UK 1992 Sell This Version
Bonesbreaks #8 Frankie Bones Bonesbreaks Volume 8(12", EP) Hub-Servall Record Mfg. Corp. Bonesbreaks #8 USA & Canada 1992 Sell This Version
Frankie Bones We Can Do This Groove World Records America US 1993 Sell This Version
Frankie Bones The Progressive Vibe E.P. (EP) Groove World Records America US 1993 Sell This Version

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July 23, 2017
edited 3 months ago
Most vinyl DJ's in the know with time under their belt have Bones records in their bag. Tracks, edits, & RMX's with his name that get the dance floor moving. Some of his live mix tapes/cd releases are the best around if you like high energy. One thing is for sure his skills can't be denied! LEGEND..In the 90's he played everywhere, and I couldn't understand his recent loss of popularity & bookings. I actually prefer his techno/house stuff over the breakbeat stuff he released, but that is just me. I sometimes wondered if that is kind of what isolated him in the end. Sometimes the breakbeat crowd can be very boxed in as a genre(meaning Breaks DJ's don't really care for Techno or House styles much) I personally like all types of music, but break beat parties only play Broken beat music & that style has loss popularity too. Anyway, Weather it was straight beat or broken beat it was high quality releases from Frankie Bones non the less. Not what is around now days... People today release tracks that are not even mastered or mixed right. It's a shame! Hope to see Bones return to the stage again. PLUR


November 5, 2016
Frankie Bones, the originator of the lifestyle concept of Peace, Love, Unity, and Respect (P.L.U.R.), an undefined dogma of camaraderie adopted by many ravers around the world.


February 24, 2016
I appreciate all the comments below. Somewhere in the past five years I got steamrolled by an onslaught of new talent which has turned this scene into a giant global phenomenon. But it's not over yet. Prepare for the next phase of this operation. New things are in the works.


May 18, 2013
A dj legend statues will be made of this man.


September 25, 2010
edited over 7 years ago
A superstar of LIVE music, and the HERO of analog sound, vinyl, OUR CULTURE, and our WAY OF LIFE. Big ups to Frankie Bones for not caving to the cheapness of industry greed and lack of skills.


May 12, 2010
seen , Frankie Bones is the originator of the North American rave scene, the man that started it all, the greatest, the be all and end all as far as I'm concerned , the producer AND the DJ that got me into this music and STILL the greatest 20 years after I first heard his shit. long live Frankie Bones !!!!!!!!!!!!!


March 1, 2010
How is there not a review for this man? Thats like not having a review for Babe Ruth! This man is one of new yorks greats and is purely legendary. He is the godfather of the rave scene! From breakbeat to acid, from hip house to techno there is no denying this mans contributions to the techno scene! Not many can boast his resume! One of the few to have underground and commercial success and rightfully so!
From classics like bonebreaks to the hits of his collaberation with Lenny Dee (Looney Tunes) to the founder of one of the great labels (Sonic Groove) and the many CLASS mixed CDs which he has blessed us with over the years! Words cant express this man in simplistic form! He is a legend with a true love for the music! Frankie is techno! I wish we had more like him with that fire! Instead we are saturated with watered down no less then crappy acts such as Deadmau5 and all clones like him...... You want honest techno? Then why settle for imatations when you can have the real thing? Thank you Mr. Bones! I don't know what life would be like what out you!

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