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CHICAGO: Archive Opens Personal Record Collection Of Late DJ Frankie Knuckles For Public To Play [VIDEO]

Grammy-winning DJ Frankie Knuckles, known worldwide as “the Godfather of House,” died three years ago this month. But his personal record collection is now on display for the public to actually touch and play. MixMag reports: With the record collection of Frankie Knuckles now at Theaster Gates’s Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago, The Frankie Knuckles Foundation has shared a …

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Elton John AIDS Foundation Creates HIV Fund In Frankie Knuckles’ Name

Via Chicago Pride: Sir Elton John is honoring the memory of legendary DJ, record producer and remixer Frankie Knuckles by establishing the Frankie Knuckles Fund to support HIV information, testing and treatment among black communities in Africa, America and the U.K. “Frankie was such a lovely man and a great talent and his legacy provides a powerful voice to reach …

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Obamas Laud Frankie Knuckles

The above letter from the President and First Lady was included in the program at yesterday’s memorial service for the late gay DJ Frankie Knuckles in Chicago. Speakers at the service included Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who praised Knuckles for “inventing a new musical form” in house music. Windy City Times has more about the event on their Twitter feed.

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Petition Of The Day

One of the petition’s creators is Rob Di Stefano, the founder of the popular 90s house music labels Tribal America and Twisted Records.

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HomoQuotable – Rich Juzwiak

“Frankie Knuckles kept the disco in house before ‘disco house’ or any of the mass sub-genre-ization of house was a thing. The racist and homophobic Disco Demolition Night, held July 12, 1979, largely killed disco’s mainstream cool, but Knuckles stuck with it, riding it through the ’70s and well into the ’90s and beyond. A maligned people had their maligned …

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Frankie Knuckles Dies At Age 59

Dance music fans poured onto social media late Monday night, hoping that reports of the death of house music legend Frankie Knuckles, 59, were an impossibly cruel April Fool’s hoax. Sadly, his passing has been confirmed by the Chicago Tribune, which thus far reports only that Knuckles “died unexpectedly at home.” Knuckles was known to all as the Godfather Of …

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Swag Tuesday II

Courtesy of Fly Life, today’s second Swag Tuesday prize is Love To Love You Donna, the new Donna Summer remix tribute album from Verve Records, which is available today at iTunes and at physical retailers nationwide. LOVE TO LOVE YOU DONNA, is a brand new remix record celebrating the life and voice of five-time Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter …

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JMG World Exclusive: Donna Summer’s
Hot Stuff (Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper As Director’s Cut Signature Mix)

Verve Records has selected JMG to host the exclusive world premiere of the latest release from their Donna Summer tribute remix package, which you can now pre-order at iTunes in advance of the official October 22nd release. Here’s the full track listing. Love to Love You Donna: 01 Love to Love You Baby (Giorgio Moroder ft. Chris Cox Remix) 02 …

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