Here’s a wonderful tribute to the mighty Frankie Knuckles, Godfather of house music, who passed away this time last year.
This song comes from Silky (who was mentored by Frankie) and Navid Izadi – two ultra talented young artists who really put their all in to this lovely piece of music, which they’re giving away for free and we’re happy to be able to share the track with you. The guys actually wrote the track on the anniversary of Frankie’s passing, so decided to give it away for free.
Both men count Frankie as a huge influence on them, as he has been with so many of us in this industry; whether you’re on the dance floor every week, buying music to listen to at home, a club owner, an artist or anyone in between, none of us would be doing this or listening to this music without Frankie.
In other news, Defected have released ‘House Masters: Frankie Knuckles’ to commemorate his passing. The release will aim to raise money for the The Frankie Knuckles Fund, established in partnership with the Elton John Aids Foundation. Anyone who wants to donate can do so via this link here.