Considered the godfather of house music, Knuckles died earlier this month. Morales, whose Def Mix agency represented Knuckles, posted a scan of the Obamas’ letter on his Facebook page [below]. Barack served in Chicago, Knuckles’ hometown, for many years, and has met the DJ before [see above].
Def Mix are also planning a line of Frankie Knuckles t-shirts, with the profits going to charity.
Last week, veteran DJ Carl Cox recorded a tribute mix to Knuckles – stream that here.