Frankie Knuckles

We are very sad to hear that the legendary Frankie Knuckles has died. The word "legendary" is rather overused these days, but Frankie Knuckles was a true dance legend and a pioneer of house music. We were honoured to work with him in 1988 when he did his brilliant dark mix of "I want a dog". It was so exciting to drive out to Jersey City to hear this mix for the first time in his studio and then drive back to New York with the mix on repeat. We were thrilled with it and included it on our album, Introspective. In 1990 Frankie came over to London to play at Chris's birthday party at Brixton Academy and enthralled the crowd with his brilliant set. In the early days, House music was referred to as "Chicago House" after the city where it was invented – it was great to visit the city last year and see that a street had been named after the music's inventor: Frankie Knuckles Way. Love and respect forever. xx

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