He mixed Frankie Knuckles’s production ‘I’ll Take You There’ back in 2011, even though Dimtri from Paris produces on the disco side of things, it isn’t hard to see Frankie’s influence in his music. Indeed, many a producer has paid tribute to the ‘Godfather of House’. Even the charts today would be completely different if Frankie hadn’t been around.
Here he provides a sensational tribute mix featuring many of Frankie’s songs.
Dimitri’s own words:
‘I discovered Frankie Knuckles through his music, one that was, gentle, lush with a subdued, understated power that rocked many a dancefloor.
I had the privilege to hear him once in the heyday of his legendary residency at Sound Factory Bar in New York. I was submerged, sonically and emotionally by the beauty of the music I heard that night. I remember very clearly saying to myself that this would be impossible to ever equal.
That was 20 years ago, and I never got to hear this magic combination again.
I got to meet Frankie a few times, and he was always like his music, gentle, humble, yet naturally imposing
I’ve put together here some of my favorite music from him. So that his legacy can keep on inspiring other people.
Rest in peace, Frankie, may your music keep on moving people eternally’
– Kim Kahan