Acclaimed DJ Dimitri From Paris has unveiled a one-hour mix in memory of ‘godfather of Chicago house’ Frankie Knuckles who died suddenly yesterday.
Writing candidly on his Soundcloud account, Dimitri said “I discovered Frankie Knuckles through his music, one that was, gentle, lush with a subdued, understated power that rocked many a dancefloor.
I had the privilege to hear him once in the heyday of his legendary residency at Sound Factory Bar in New York. I was submerged, sonically and emotionally by the beauty of the music I heard that night. I remember very clearly saying to myself that this would be impossible to ever equal.
That was 20 years ago, and I never got to hear this magic combination again. I got to meet Frankie a few times, and he was always like his music, gentle, humble, yet naturally imposing. I’ve put together here some of my favorite music from him. So that his legacy can keep on inspiring other people.
Rest in peace, Frankie, may your music keep on moving people eternally”
Frankie Knuckles, whose input into house music, particularly on Your Love (which inspired The Source’s iconic You’ve Got The Love), has indeed left a gaping hole in house music. On behalf of us all here at Stagedoor FM, we say Rest In Peace Frankie, and send our condolences to his family and friends.
Check out the full mix below, and hit the download button to grab it for free: