For lovers of house music like myself, the passing of house music legend and pioneer Frankie Knuckles, 59, was devastating.
Several DJs have put together tribute mixes to Knuckles who was known as the Godfather of House Music.
To pay his respects, legendary disco DJ Dimitri from Paris has uploaded a Frankie Knuckles tribute mix (above) to his SoundCloud, where he pieces together some of his favorite tracks from the house original.
Mister Cee takes to his mid day mix on Hot97 for a tribute mix for Frankie Knuckles with Club & House Classics. Take a listen and download!
Boolumaster’s Frankie Knuckles RIP radio Tribute mix is a must have.
Billie Ray Martin gave away the five mixes of Electribe 101′s “Heading For The Night” that Frankie did, with these words: “In honour of the beautiful work Frankie did for us, and for me, this set shows his soulfulness so well. To me the basslines are killer. I was never keen on my vocal performance but hey…you learn as you go along. I don’t think these were ever released, so hopefully you’ll enjoy these. Thanks Frankie Knuckles.”
A Band of Brothers uploaded a tribute to Knuckles on Mixcrate. You can listen and download it here: http://www.mixcrate.com/bandofbrothers/frankie-knuckles-a-tribute-to-a-pioneer-2322791
Enjoy and R.I.P. Frankie Knuckles.