Rest In Peace Frankie Knuckles, the Godfather of House. You will be missed.
In honor, please enjoy a small collection of some of Frankie Knuckle’s mixes, collaborations + reworkings:
Director’s Cut Edition
In 2011, Frankie Knuckles shared a lecture for the Red Bull Music Academy.
A full collection of his “Journey to the Roots of House Music” may be found here.
Here are a few favorite snippets:
The house pioneer talks about the first time he heard the phrase “house music.”
Frankie Knuckles personally shares the memorable words “it should be felt and not heard,” as he reveals how Derrick May gave him his first 909, and explains why he fell in love with creating the sound.