We love Frankie Knuckles here at DT. One of the music industry’s truly unique individuals we can’t really thank the house music innovator enough for his contributions towards electronic music. With millions of fans around the world paying tribute it is a testament to the mark Frankie left on the world that even the worlds most powerful man, the President of the United States has been moved by his passing and issued a statement to commemorate his life and achievements.
The letter from the President to those close to Frankie was shared by close friend and fellow DJ David Morales who posted a scan of the Obamas’ letter on his Facebook page [below]. The letter should come as little surprise considering Barack served in Knuckles’ adopted city of Chicago for many years and no doubt was more than aware of the influence he had there on the city’s music scene. The presidential tribute follows on from news that Morale’s Def Mix are planning a line of Frankie Knuckles t-shirts, with the profits going to charity and a series of musical commemorations undertaken to honour his life by some of the music industry’s biggest names. Check out our tribute to the Godfather of House here