How much of UK dance music history is real? Every era of British dance music has its myths and over-simplified narratives — hell, even little known local scenes have urban legends. Below, Matt Anniss explores how a tendency towards selective documentation of dance music culture in the UK has led to a widespread acceptance of […]
Frankie Knuckles, ‘Godfather of House Music,’ Dead at 59 Remembering the life and legacy of the man who birthed every aspect of electronic dance music culture By MICHAELANGELO Nobody can agree on who invented the blues or birthed rock & roll, but there is no question that house music came from Frankie Knuckles, who died […]
DJ Equipment Guide: How to Build a Beginner DJ Setup DJ Equipment Building your first professional DJ setup can be a daunting task, especially if you are simply starting out as a DJ. To start on your journey to great beat mixes, it is important to consider numerous components before making any gear purchases. With […]
‘Your Love’ – Frankie Knuckles / Jamie Principle First recorded by Jamie Principle (hailing from – you’ve guessed it – Chicago), the ‘Godfather of House’ Frankie Knuckles made the track famous with his slightly punchier version, still featuring Principle. The arpeggiated synth-line that introduces the track signals something special is about to happen, and over […]
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To those who regard electronic music as being devoid of emotion, we give you this staggering 1986 masterpiece from the saintly Larry Heard (under his Mr Fingers alias). The ultimate break-of-dawn anthem, the combination of butt-shaking low-end acid bass and bleary eyed synths make this more vivid than an acid flashback.
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