frankie knuckles

Visit Frankie Knuckles’ Sprawling Vinyl Collection in a New Chicago Arts Exhibition

In a dark warehouse just blocks from the Chicago River, house music was born, and its father was Frankie Knuckles. Though the famed Chicago DJ…
Rob Arcand / April 19, 2017

The Weeknd Originally Wanted Starboy to Be a Chicago House Album

Despite the extroverted, steamy energy of his music, Abel Tesfaye, otherwise known as The Weeknd, is reticent and elusive in real life. But he was…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 12, 2016

Barack and Michelle Obama Honor Frankie Knuckles as ‘Trailblazer’

Franke Knuckles was taken from us earlier this month, but the Chicago house DJ's influence reached all the way around the planet — including to…
Marc Hogan / April 22, 2014

Burning Down the House: Read SPIN’s 1986 Feature on Chicago’s Club Scene

"Burning Down the House" originally appeared in SPIN's November 1986 issue.
Barry Walters / April 1, 2014

Celebrate Frankie Knuckles’ Life with His Warehouse Top 50

As news of Frankie Knuckles' death spreads, social media is abuzz with tributes to the Godfather of House. We've seen photographs of street signs on Chicago's…
Philip Sherburne / April 1, 2014

Chicago House Pioneer Frankie Knuckles Dead at 59

Earlier this evening 5Chicago reported that legendary house DJ Frankie Knuckles has passed away. The news was confirmed by Knuckles' former recording partner David Morales…
Puja Patel / April 1, 2014