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Frankie Knuckles Returns To UK Top 40



After terribly sad news last week that the legend Frankie Knuckles had passed away, a mass of fans, 25,000 in a day, started a Facebook campaign to get ‘Your Love’ to number 1 in the charts this week, which we at Data Transmission thought was a great idea and would be a fitting tribute to the big man himself!

Whilst falling short of driving the track to number one we’re pleased to report that Frankie has posthumously scored his first top UK 40 hit for 20 years with Your Love debuting at number 29 following on from fans buying the track to honour the House Music innovator.

Born in the Bronx in 1955, Knuckles first began DJing in New York alongside fellow electronic music legend Larry Levan. He then moved to Chicago in the 1970’s to become the premiere DJ at The Warehouse, the nightclub that would birth the dance music genre “house.” Knuckles then opened up his own club, The Power Plant, in 1983. Frankie’s last UK Top 40 hit was Whadda You Want (From Me) FT Adeva, which reached Number 36 in 1995, while his most successful UK track was 1991’s Top 20 hit The Whistle Song, which peaked at Number 17.

In 2005, he was inducted into the House Music Hall of Fame.  We were lucky enough to speak with him last year, check out our interview with him here.

Check out Your Love below:

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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