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Journey To The Roots Of House

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    NYC United States

    In the beginning there was Jack - and Frankie Knuckles. The man himself on the very roots of house music.

    In the beginning there was Jack - and _(artist-name)Frankie Knuckles_. Alongside contemporaries _(artist-name)Larry Levan_ and _(artist-name)Ron Hardy_, Knuckles changed the face of dance music for good with his eclectic DJ sets, reel-to-reel edits, live drum machine stunts and timeless production. Starting out in New York City, Knuckles got raised on a diet of David Mancuso’s hippie-esque Loft sessions, hung out at the Continental Baths and blew up balloons together with Larry Levan at Nicky Siano’s Gallery. From there he got hired by Robert Williams to be at the helm of Chicago’s Warehouse (guess where the term “house music” came from...). The rest is history as they say. Knuckles recorded timeless songs with _(artist-name)Jamie Principles_, remixed everyone from _(artist-name)Jago_ to _(artist-name)Chaka Khan_ and showed that he can also hold his own with _(song-title)Tears_ and _(song-title)The Whistle Song_. It’s been a few years since his tenure at the Warehouse, but with remixes for the likes of _(artist-name)Hercules and Love Affair_, Frankie still shows he flexes total control.