RIP Frankie Knuckles

waxjunkywaxjunky 1,848 Posts
edited April 2014 in Strut Central
59 is far too young. Sad.

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  • damn. what happened?

  • eliseelise 3,252 Posts

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    Tears

  • JimsterJimster Twilight Zone/ Al Capone/ Rolling Stone/ Eva Perón 6,276 Posts
    crabmongerfunk said:
    damn. what happened?

    Diabetes-R

  • ostost Montreal 1,375 Posts
    59 is too young. RIP a legend.

  • sad news...


  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    RIP

  • kalakala 3,341 Posts
    rest in power to a king

  • bassiebassie 11,710 Posts
    I feel like if you love music and dancing and people, you'll have gone to a Frankie Knuckles dance at least once in your life. I am not a house music fan but have seen him around five times from my teens through to adulthood.
    Sometimes that universality means mediocrity, in his case, I would say it means greatness.

  • finelikewinefinelikewine "ONCE UPON A TIME, I HAD A VINYL." http://www.discogs.com/user/permabulker 1,416 Posts
    He was definitely the man. I love his early productions and mixes until the beginning of the 90s. Later on a lot of his productions and music selection wasn't my cup of tea at all. I can't relate to the "soulful house" sound he and his peers are/were into.
    From time to time I checked his and Tony Humprie's playlist on beatport and Traxsource and I couldn't feel it. Does anyone feel the same?

  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 2,441 Posts
    finelikewine said:
    From time to time I checked his and Tony Humprie's playlist on beatport and Traxsource and I couldn't feel it.

    TOO SOON (I keed.)

    Yeah, major loss. Very weird to have contemporary heroes dying of age-related things (assuming it was diabetes-R).

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    finelikewine said:
    I can't relate to the "soulful house" sound he and his peers are/were into.

    What the fuck does this mean?

    NYC is better now than 20 years related type shit?

    Too Gay? Too Much church vocals related?

    Please 2 Explain?

  • kalakala 3,341 Posts
    batmon said:
    finelikewine said:
    I can't relate to the "soulful house" sound he and his peers are/were into.

    What the fuck does this mean?

    NYC is better now than 20 years related type shit?

    Too Gay? Too Much church vocals related?

    Please 2 Explain?

    i too wretched at this comment

  • ostost Montreal 1,375 Posts
    I can't stand hearing house music dj's that play almost strictly instrumental sets. It's one of my pet peeves. As a House head I find that one of its great qualities is that it's one of the very few genres to regularly tap into great singers and create songs as opposed to instrumental beats with the same old boring drops every 16 or 32 bars. Nothing against instrumental house, but a set should be a balance between the two.

  • kala said:
    batmon said:
    finelikewine said:
    I can't relate to the "soulful house" sound he and his peers are/were into.

    What the fuck does this mean?

    NYC is better now than 20 years related type shit?

    Too Gay? Too Much church vocals related?

    Please 2 Explain?

    i too wretched at this comment

    i didnt really understand what bassie was saying tho

  • bassiebassie 11,710 Posts
    marwal_bust said:
    kala said:
    batmon said:
    finelikewine said:
    I can't relate to the "soulful house" sound he and his peers are/were into.

    What the fuck does this mean?

    NYC is better now than 20 years related type shit?

    Too Gay? Too Much church vocals related?

    Please 2 Explain?

    i too wretched at this comment

    i didnt really understand what bassie was saying tho

    ? I'm not in the mix here.
    None of these are my posts.

  • finelikewinefinelikewine "ONCE UPON A TIME, I HAD A VINYL." http://www.discogs.com/user/permabulker 1,416 Posts
    batmon said:
    finelikewine said:
    I can't relate to the "soulful house" sound he and his peers are/were into.

    What the fuck does this mean?

    NYC is better now than 20 years related type shit?

    Too Gay? Too Much church vocals related?

    Please 2 Explain?

    Yeah, too gay and too churchy and too black, because I'm a satanistic, homophobic lover of racist house music :ehhx2:
    Joke apart, I have nothing against house music and soulful music per se. I'm talking about new generic watered down rnb/soulful house stuff, that clutters the "soulful house" section on traxsource. "Adult contemporary house music", for the lack of better words.
    The kind of house music aged club music lovers in their 50s love to dance to at tea dances.

    For example stuff like this (a Frankie Knuckles Remix on Tony Humphries' Tony Records):



    or this FK Remix:

    http://www.beatport.com/track/dreams-directors-cut-dub-mix/4978791

    But anyway, I'll let the man rest in peace now. It's definitely not the right time nor the right thread to talk about things like that.

  • JimsterJimster Twilight Zone/ Al Capone/ Rolling Stone/ Eva Perón 6,276 Posts
    finelikewine said:

    Sounds nice, that. I'll take it over Tiesto any day.

    "Taxi! The nearest tea dance please! And can you fit my Zimmer frame in the back?"

  • dammsdamms 704 Posts
    Posted: 01 April 2014 03:55 AM

  • JimsterJimster Twilight Zone/ Al Capone/ Rolling Stone/ Eva Perón 6,276 Posts
    Yeah, but nobody should get their d*ck out at a funeral.

  • DocMcCoyDocMcCoy "Go and laugh in your own country!" 5,920 Posts
    Lovely tribute mix c/o Dimitri From Paris - a few slept-on gems from the back of the stack here.


  • LoopDreamsLoopDreams 1,193 Posts
    ^^^ thanks Doc

    Talk about one of the foundation DJ's.... big vacuum to fill.

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    J i m s t e r said:
    finelikewine said:

    Thanks for posting. Very nice.

  • eliseelise 3,252 Posts

  • eliseelise 3,252 Posts
    finelikewine said:


    But anyway, I'll let the man rest in peace now. It's definitely not the right time nor the right thread to talk about things like that.

    Correct. And with that, not everyone likes the same style of any genre or every genre (uh, durr), but this shouldn't become a defense of "I don't like this" and "I am more into this". Like you said, time for respect.

    I want to say that in my younger days (man, that's so scary to say), that he was a HUGE influence in my sets. It's still so depressing to think of such a young man had to go so soon. I remember being star struck seeing him in Gramaphone Records. And I was too shy to say a thing.

    I'll never forget being underage, drinking and dancing at Grant Park for SummerDance in Chicago. I'm in there somewhere! (Really shitty quality YouTube)


    He made Chicago even betterererer than it already is/was.

  • mrmatthewmrmatthew 1,574 Posts
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