Frankie Knuckles

The A+ List 5-31-14

By Iman Lababedi | May 31, 2014

“I’ve lost you, I’ve lost you…” A hard tough break up song true, but it makes me think of their earlier band. “Age Of Consent” was New Order’s second album and their big break through and the album where they, indeed, surpassed Joy division. But this beautiful, lively but deeply depressing song is a Joy Division concept (without the Curtis poetry) added to a dance band concept.

10 Songs, Sunday, April 6th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | April 6, 2014

(You Make Me Feel) Mighty Real – Frankie Knuckles Directors Cut – This is the exact diving line between disco and House, Sylvester’s greatest disco song of all time is given a nine minute blow out, the beat is all over it but essentially Knuckles takes the title hook and loops it and loops it and loops it – A+

Some Thoughts On Frankie Knuckles And Chicago House

By Iman Lababedi | April 5, 2014

Those all night “raves” were the final, exuberant meaning of life. A place where your heart beat so fast and the beat beat so hard it meant nothing but the beat and it made you at the top of your aliveness. This is what Frankie Knuckles, who died earlier this week at the age of 59, invented.