Frankie Knuckles

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Thanks to This Blog, Old Haçienda Nightclub Sets Are Timeless and Available for Download

You've got the retrospective compilations, but now you know how those tracks sounded played to the floor.
Alexander Iadarola
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Here's a Brief Animated History of EDM, as Told by Spotify

The first episode of the streaming platform’s new web series teaches the roots of dance music.
Krystal Rodriguez
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Behind-the-Scenes of a New Exhibition Celebrating the Life of Frankie Knuckles

Chicago artist Theaster Gates gives us a tour of his thought-provoking Canadian show "How To Build a House Museum."
THUMP Canada Staff
Jamie Principle

The Story of Jamie Principle and Frankie Knuckles' “Your Love,” The Sexiest Dance Cut of All Time

Chicago legend Jamie Principle discusses collaborating with Frankie Knuckles and a lifetime of liberation on the dancefloor.
Alex Frank

An Oral History of the Legendary Club that Introduced Toronto to House Music

Before the raves and entertainment district, the Twilight Zone was the city's answer to New York's Paradise Garage.
Benjamin Boles

Detroit's Most Unheralded Techno DJ Works in a Nursing Home

His fans include Carl Craig, Derrick May, and the late Frankie Knuckles—why isn't Al Ester a household name?
Erik Leijon
no school like the old skool

The Many Lives of Larry Tee, the 90s Club Kid Who Coined "Electroclash"

The veteran DJ serves up a fresh new mix of ballroom, electro, and house.
DJ DB (aka DB Burkeman)
Frankie Knuckles

THUMP's 101 of the 303: Chicago House

We're teaming up with Apple Music to bring you the classics that defined Chicago house.
Frankie Knuckles

How Frankie Knuckles' Label Def Mix Marked the First Anniversary of His Death

Listen to a recording of David Morales' set from the nostalgia-steeped night.
Michelle Lhooq
Frankie Knuckles

On the Anniversary of his Passing, Frankie Knuckles Lives On in Chicago

Frankie's closest friends threw a party in his honor and to announce big plans for his foundation.
Zel McCarthy
deep dives

EDM Doesn’t Have a Women Problem, It Has a Straight White Guy Problem

A culture created and nurtured by gays and people of color now is dominated by the same people who run everything else.
Zel McCarthy
crate expectations

Crate Expectations: Def Mix's Quentin Harris Picks His Favorite Frankie Knuckles Tracks

Michelle Lhooq