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Frankie Knuckles | Red Bull Music Academy

by on August 18, 2014
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Frankie Knuckles Talks With Jeff Mao

Red Bull Music Academy‘s Jeff Mao sat down with Frankie Knuckles in 2011 in Madrid. Fondly nicknamed “The Godfather of House Music” Frankie Knuckles contribution to house music is unparalleled. Originally from The Bronx, New York Frankie migrated to Chicago and became a major part of the house music scene. So much so that the city of Chicago has named a street after him and honored him with a Frankie Knuckle Day in 2004.

Jeff Mao discuss Frankie Knuckles long career of djing, producing and remixing.

In the beginning there was Jack – and Frankie Knuckles. Alongside contemporaries Larry Levan and Ron Hardy, Knuckles changed the face of dance music for good with his reel-to-reel edits, live drum machine stunts and timeless production. It’s been a few years since his tenure at Chicago’s Warehouse (guess where the term “house music” came from…) but with remixes for the likes of Hercules and Love Affair, Frankie still shows he flexes total control. Synopsis courtesy of Red Bull Music Academy