Frankie Bones

Real Name:
Frank Mitchell
Profile:
American DJ and producer, instrumental in popularising the Techno genre in Europe.
Born In 1966 and brother of Adam X

started DJing in Brooklyn NYC after working for 4 months at Apexton Records, in the pressing plant and in A&R for their label, Underworld Records.

Big break in his career was when he became a DJ at "Energy" (The Eclipse) raves in the UK.
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Albums

AP 134 Frankie Bones - Bonesbreaks Volume 1 (Hard, Raw & Raunchy Beats For DJ's) album art 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 - Volume 2 - Raw Beats For D.J.'s album art 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 - Volume 3 - Dope Breaks For D.J.'s album art Frankie "Bones"* Presents Bonesbreaks Frankie "Bones"* Presents Bonesbreaks - Volume 3 - Dope Breaks For D.J.'s Underworld Records US 1989 Sell This Version
Frankie Bones - Looney Tunes - Volume One album art Frankie "Bones"* & Lenny "Dee"* Frankie "Bones"* & Lenny "Dee"* - Looney Tunes - Volume One (EP) Nu Groove Records UK 1989 Sell This Version
Frankie Bones - Volume 5 - The Original Raw & Raunchy Beats For DJ's album art 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 - Volume 4 (More Filthy, Dirty Breaks For DJ's) album art 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 - Looney Tunes II album art Frankie Bones & Lenny Dee Frankie Bones & Lenny Dee - Looney Tunes II (EP) Nu Groove Records US 1990 Sell This Version
Frankie Bones - Bone Up! album art Frankie Bones Bone Up! Trax Records US 1995 Sell This Version
U9601 Frankie Bones - Bonesbreaks Volume 11 - Raw Beats For D.J.'s album art Frankie Bones Bonesbreaks Volume 11 - Raw Beats For D.J.'s(LP, Gre) Underworld Records U9601 US 1996 Sell This Version
none Frankie Bones Limited Edition Live Mix - Nov 2000(CDr, Ltd, Mixed, Promo) Moonshine Music none US 2000 Sell This Version
FB321 Frankie Bones - 5 Drum Machines, 4 Effect Processors, 3 Samplers, 2 Turntables, and 1 Mixer : Future Concepts in Underground Invention album art 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 - Army Of One album art Frankie Bones Army Of One (Album) System Recordings US 2002 Sell This Version
Frankie Bones - The Thin Line Between Fantasy & Reality album art Frankie Bones The Thin Line Between Fantasy & Reality (Album) Pro-Jex UK 2002 Sell This Version
SYS1055-2 Frankie Bones - Act Like You Know album art Frankie Bones Act Like You Know(CD, Mixed) System Recordings SYS1055-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
RA.EX272 Frankie Bones - RA.EX272 Frankie Bones album art Frankie Bones RA.EX272 Frankie Bones(File, MP3, 320) Resident Advisor RA.EX272 UK 2015

Singles & EPs

Frankie Bones - Call It Techno album art Frankie Bones Call It Techno (EP) Breaking Bones Records US 1989 Sell This Version
Frankie Bones - Just As Long As I Got You album art Frankie "Bones"* & Lenny "Dee"* Frankie "Bones"* & Lenny "Dee"* - Just As Long As I Got You (EP, Single) XL Recordings UK 1989 Sell This Version
DD 2 Frankie Bones - Drumdrops Vol. 2 (Essential Break Beats & Loops) album art 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) album art Frankie Bones Call It Techno (Remixes) X Records (14), X Records (14) US 1990 Sell This Version
Frankie Bones - Crossbones E.P. album art 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 album art 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 album art Frankie Bones Trapezoid Fabulous Music UK UK 1992 Sell This Version
Bonesbreaks #8 Frankie Bones - Bonesbreaks Volume 8 album art 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 album art Frankie Bones We Can Do This Groove World Records America US 1993 Sell This Version
Frankie Bones - Bonesbreaks 7 (The Progressive Vibe E.P.) album art Frankie Bones Bonesbreaks 7 (The Progressive Vibe E.P.) (EP) Groove World Records America US 1993 Sell This Version

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BillyJohnston

BillyJohnston

July 23, 2017
edited over 2 years 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 in the 2000's. 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
djfrankiebones

djfrankiebones

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.
mandlefonk

mandlefonk

May 18, 2013
A dj legend statues will be made of this man.
3v3ts

3v3ts

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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tranceform8tion

Tranceform8tion

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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