Frankie Knuckles

Way to make a guy feel old just as the weekend’s getting started! Frankie Knuckles would have been 67 years old this week – and which BBC radio station mentioned this? Radio 2…

If you go back far enough into the history of house music, you'll eventually come across a time when the BBC were quite hesitant to get involved with the scene. In the UK, house music saw its first exposures to British audiences on pirate radio - I believe the first…

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A record of real historical significance? Frankie Knuckles’ unreleased song “I Want The Love Of My Own” tackled sexuality at a time of AIDS and social change – but there’s still no sign of its release…

Back on Friday, this blog published an article about a birthday party for Frankie Knuckles taking place in the city of Chicago today. As a footnote to the article, I commented on the release of “I Want The Love Of My Own”, a Knuckles song recently unearthed from the archives.…

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This Sunday – just two days before he would have had his 67th birthday – Frankie Knuckles will be celebrated in his native Chicago… let’s see this more often!

House music is a curious old beast when it comes to its roots, isn’t it? We all know - well, except if you’re David Guetta - that house music mostly originates from the cities of Chicago, Detroit and New York in the USA. Yet all three cities have their issues…

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If a Brass Eye episode about dance music existed, this would be it! About the time that David Guetta tried to sue Wunderground – only for Frankie Knuckles to also fail to see the joke

My post last Friday about a very shrewd business deal on the part of David Guetta, the piñata of EDM, making a nice $100million from a deal signing his old masters over to Warner Music reminded me of another episode in the life of Guetta. And it would be churlish…

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