1. Frankie Knuckles' Writing Partner Eric Kupper Announces Album Of Reworked Songs: Exclusive

    January 18, 2019 7:54 PM EST Listen to 'Baby Wants to Ride,' the first single from the posthumous album. Chicago DJ and producer  Frankie Knuckles  passed away in 2014, but his legacy continues on turntables and in clubs every time someone puts a needle to his sound. Today (Feb. 14), his longtime friend and…

  2. New Frankie Knuckles Mural Going Up in Chicago

    August 15, 2018 2:35 PM EDT Give it up to Frankie Knuckles , the Godfather of House. Without his innovation and tireless work ethic, dance music culture as we know it today wouldn't exist. He helped push the sound of four-on-the-floor toward funkier heights, and when he died in 2014 at age 59, dancers, DJs and…

  3. Gay Black Men Helped Create EDM. Why Do Straight White Men Dominate It?

    June 14, 2018 2:24 PM EDT Frederick Dunson was 17 when he first rode a rickety freight elevator to the sprawling industrial space where music history was being made. When the doors opened, the desolate Chicago neighborhood below fell away. The lights were dim and pulsing. The crowd was art-student chic. The music was…