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Chicago House: Last Night A DJ Saved My Life, Part 1

Report and Interview by Frank Owen, Melody Maker, 16 August 1986

In the first of two instalments, Atlantic-hopping Frank Owen introduces DJ International, home of CHICAGO HOUSE music, the finest club beat of the moment ...

Sample and Hold: The House Sound of Chicago

Report by Sheryl Garratt, The Face, September 1986

"Sue the bastards!" WE'VE BEEN IN Chicago for two hours now, and for reasons too ridiculous to explain we are sitting in an Armenian restaurant talking ...

Time To Jack: The House Sound Of Chicago

Report and Interview by Simon Witter, i-D, September 1986

Is House music the latest in a long line of Urban American dancefloor explosions – or the latest in a long line of record company ...

Frankie Knuckles

Profile and Interview by Simon Witter, Unique, 1987

Eighteen months after it's commercial birth, House Music is getting stronger by the week. On his first trip to England Unique spoke to the scene's ...

Groovemaster No.1: Frankie Knuckles

Profile and Interview by Frank Owen, Melody Maker, 20 June 1987

IN 1980, Chicago was the centre of the anti-disco campaign that was, at that time, sweeping America. Two local DJs, Steve Dahl and Jerry Meier, ...

Back To Jack

Report and Interview by Simon Witter, New Musical Express, 15 August 1987

2008 NOTE: One year after the big bang of house hype, I was back in Chicago to investigate the latest developments – among them Acid ...

Frankie Knuckles: The Godfather

Report and Interview by John McCready, The Face, May 1989

AS YOU'RE assaulted by yet another PWL production — the legacy of House lives on in 'I'd Rather Jack' — this question may or may ...

House Music: The Blues for Dance

Report by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 28 May 1989

The new sound pumps up the volume and eyes a move from R&B underground to the pop mainstream. ...

Friend or Phobic?

Comment by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 17 March 1990

STEVEN WELLS investigates American rock's backlash against gays ...

Frankie Knuckles: Beyond The Mix (Virgin America VUSLP 36)

Review by Andy Gill, The Independent, 8 August 1991

A set of Knuckles in the ears ...

Frankie Knuckles: Disco Lives

Interview by Jeff Lorez, Blues & Soul, 7 April 1992

As the disco boom strikes UK club-land again, B&S touches base with New York DJ, remixer/producer, Frankie Knuckles, to trace disco's roots and chart it's ...

Frankie Knuckles: Bare Knuckles

Interview by Jeff Lorez, Blues & Soul, 13 April 1993

He wasn't exactly the most prolific remixer last year, but B&S readers still voted him the best in the business. He bares his soul to Jeff Lorez ...

Frankie Knuckles Interviewed in NYC

Interview by Frank Broughton,, 27 February 1995

Anyone with even a passing knowledge of dancefloor history knows Frankie Knuckles respectfully as the 'Godfather of House'. Together with his childhood friend Larry Levan ...

My Kind Of Town: The History of Chicago House

Retrospective and Interview by Frank Broughton, i-D, April 1995

IT’S 1981. Frankie Knuckles, a New York DJ relocated for the last four years in Chicago, is driving south through the outskirts of his adopted ...

House Music: Jack in the Day

Book Excerpt by Sheryl Garratt, The Face, October 1998

Chicago's Eighties club scene was the tinderbox that sparked a global dance music explosion. Sheryl Garratt remembers the time... ...

Def Mix: The house that Judy built

Retrospective and Interview by Bill Brewster, Pacha, August 2007

AT THE CENTRE of every story is what philosopher Malcolm Gladwell calls a "connector". Connectors are people who know lots of other people. They are ...

The House That Frankie Knuckles Built

Profile and Interview by Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 13 October 2011

Frankie Knuckles is back, minus a foot but loaded with plaudits including a street named after him in Chicago ...

Frankie Knuckles, 1955-2014

Obituary by Bill Brewster, The Guardian, 1 April 2014

Trailblazing American record producer and club DJ hailed as the Godfather of House ...

1986: Clubbing In Chicago With Frankie Knuckles & Ron Hardy

Report by Simon Witter, Sabotage Times, 12 October 2015

In July 1986, having talked i-D Magazine into letting me cover the nascent Chicago house scene for them, I found myself in the Windy City ...

see also Jamie Principle


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