4 Apr 2014

Frankie Knuckles "The Godfather of House"

From Featured Audio, 7:00 pm on 4 April 2014

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The "Godfather of House", Frankie Knuckles, died this week at the age of 59.

Heralded as a major protagonist in the evolution of dance music, the Bronx-born DJ and producer transplanted the dynamism of New York's downtown disco scene of the 70s to mid-west America.

Under the shadow of the anti-disco establishment, the electronic-influenced energy of his Chicago clubs The Warehouse, and later the Power Plant, ushered in a new wave of club culture, while his early foray into production produced a series of prototype house records which would prove influential in shaping the sound of dance music as we hear it today.

DJ and Author Bill Brewster sheds some light on Frankie's illustrious career and his place in the pantheon of music culture.