Raise a glass to Frankie Knuckles with RBMA’s Warehouse Top 50 playlist
Delve into the record bag of The Godfather of House.
News of Frankie Knuckles’ unexpected death sparked an outpouring of affectionate tributes from around the world this morning, with all in agreement that his sets at Chicago’s Warehouse club around the turn of the ’80s helped define the direction of house music.
To pay tribute to the Chicago legend, RBMA have pieced together a YouTube playlist based on research by dance historian Bill Brewster, which recreates a typically eclectic Knuckles set on his home turf. Look out for ESG, Chaka Khan, Roy Ayers, Yello, Giorgio Moroder and disco, funk, electronic and jazz cuts from across the spectrum. Play it below.