Today is a sad day for electronic music as the news of the "The Godfather of House Music"'s passing away shocked the entire music scene be it house, disco, techno, electro and anything in-between. An innovator at his core, Frankie Knuckles strongly shaped and influenced what we now know call house music and worked hard to push what was once an underground sub-culture into on of the most popular and accessible dance music phenomenon of the past 20 years.
Unfortunately, this is not one of those "hollywood fake stunt publicity deaths" and the news has been confirmed by various close friends and trustworthy sources from across the world. The house pioneer was just 59 and rumor has it that complications from his type 2 diabetes lead to his demise. As a way to show our deepest sorrow and pain, we are closing the rest of the website for today and urge you to take some time off and appreciate the enormous legacy that Frankie left behind for all of us to enjoy, cherish and love because that's what house music is all about: LOVE!
Frankie Knuckles, you will always be in our hearts, minds and souls!