Frankie Knuckles, who died yesterday at the age of 56, was rightfully recognized as a pioneer and living legend during his lifetime. Here, David J. Prince recalls seeing "the Godfather of House" in Chicago at the tender age of 15 and how the experience changed his life.
When rapper Dres' phone started ringing nonstop in late May, the main man behind Black Sheep figured it was to congratulate him on his just-released single, "Birds of a Feather," a reunion of the legendary Native Tongues posse—Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest, Dave from De La Soul and Jungle Brother Mike Gee.
Guided By Voices, the classic indie rock band from Dayton, Ohio formed by prolific songwriter and lead singer Robert Pollard in 1983, is reuniting its "classic '93 - '96 lineup" for Matador Records' 21st birthday party in Las Vegas, NV.