God Father of HouseことFrankie Knucklesが亡くなる
NY Times : Frankie Knuckles, 59, Pioneer House D.J., Dies
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I am devastated to write that my dear friend Frankie Knuckles has passed away today. Can't write anymore than this at the moment. I'm sorry.
My brother my friend my mentor my king. Where do we go from here?
Eric Kupper ;
Frankie, I miss you so much...I love you.
FKAlways follows me. He is always following me, and watching over me. I feel him. I always will.
Satoshi Tomiie ;
Sad time. I can not find the right words to express my feeling. Thinking about Frankie all day long
Hector Romeo ;
We are truly a family.
Although Frankie is not directly related to me I can't believe the amount of messages I have received in the last couple of hours and this made me realize that we are a family through music.
Thanks to all that continue to reach out. I truly appreciate it.
My heart is heavy at this moment but I know he's in a better place. And now he's joined our other family member John Brown. 2 angels together forever. Love you Frankie
Quentin Harris ;
I have such a heavy heart today . My Godfather f House,My Friend,My Inspiration, My Family Frankie Knuckles is gone. I will never forget your smile and all of the great times we have had even before we knew each other. I really have no words I miss you so much Frankie!
Francois Kevorkian ;
Truly crushed by the news of Frankie Knuckles' untimely passing yesterday. Besides being so obviously talented and such a major influence on so many of us, the fact that keeps coming back to me is what a kind and gentle person he truly was. Make no mistake, he was a true class act! Always striving for positivity and exuding good vibes wherever he went. Greeting his many friends in ways I had come to treasure like those big long hugs you were guaranteed to get when you visited him. While all of this has sadly come to an end, I know I will treasure these many precious memories for as long as I live. I truly feel blessed to have counted you among my friends. Thank you for all of this beauty and inspiration you gave us. It has already become the stuff of legends, and will live on forever. R.I.P. brother Frankie.
DJ Harvey ;
Mr Frankie Knuckles, thank you.
You will be missed, I promise to keep your legacy alive.
Roger Sanchez ;
Yes unfortunately it is true, yesterday Frankie Knuckles passed on. I can't begin to count the ways he influenced me but I will never forget.
Junior Vasquez ;
FRANKIE WAS ONE OF MY PEERS, MY CONTEMPORARY AND I’M BLESSED TO HAVE KNOWN HIM. HE WAS A GREAT PRODUCER, SO MUCH...
Timmy Regisford ;
I am deeply moved by the news of the passing of Frankie Knuckles. The Shelter family and I would like to send our deepest condolences to his family, the Def Mix family, and all his friends at this time. On Sunday, I will dedicate part of my set to his memory. This is not a tribute party. It is more an acknowledgment of his contribution to the dance music community.
Louie Vega ;
I will play your music til the end ! You are the king of house. I will miss you Maestro FK
Tony Humphries ;
Frankie Knuckles was specia l human being. There are so many true adjectives that come to mind, when I reflect on 30 years of knowing him. Kind, Compassionate, Generous, Supportive, Encouraging, Protective, are just a few. There was never any hidden agenda with him. Never shady. You always felt important around him. I'd learned so much about life, and business from back in the eighties to lessons learned just a week ago. He always made you feel if he could do it so could you. He was an extraordinarily calming presence while just talking for a second in a car or playing together with a thousand people on a dancefloor in front of you.
Frankie was The only person I knew that no one had any bad things to gossip about. Socially or business-wise, his reputation was impeccable. Spotless. No haters. That's a rarity for someone of his stature.
The doors he opened for me throughout 30 years, even recent endeavors, are too many to list. The motivation I received to continue performing was priceless. To live without embarrassment or fear of judgmental people, was prophet-like.
Men aren't supposed to cry. I'm beginning to tear-up, so I'll concluded by saying, I miss him already, and hope I could eventually be a positive influence on others as he was to me. Thank You Frankie for everything! I will never forget your music and your heart!