It’s Frankie Knuckles Day! To honour The Godfather Of House, Cinthie plays a Chicago house themed set, a fundraiser stream in partnership with SoSure Music and the Frankie Knuckles Foundation, with all proceeds going to the charity.
The house DJ helming 3 house imprints – 803 Crystal Grooves, We_R House, and Collective Cuts – is playing in her Friedrichshain-based record store Elevate from 6PM CEST.
“There is no set without a Frankie track. That has been my thing for many years when I play in clubs. It’s no surprise that I was very sad when I heard about his way too early passing. And now I feel very honoured to receive so much trust in remixing one of his absolute classic tunes, that is ‘The Whistle Song’,” she told Electronic Beats.
In 2004, the city council of Chicago declared August 25th to be Frankie Knuckles Day, a time to celebrate the legacy of one of dance music’s beloved pioneers. Spearheaded by Knuckles until his tragic passing in March 2014, The Frankie Knuckles Foundation focuses on music in schools, LGBTQ+ youth homelessness, AIDS research and prevention, as well as diabetes research and education.
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Published August 25, 2021.