News broke yesterday of his Frankie Knuckles’ death. The man was house music royalty. Resident DJ at THE Warehouse in Chicago, he was a childhood friend of Larry Levan, he bought his first drum machine off Derrick May and worked with Jamie Principle and Robert Owens back in the day. Maybe too pop to be as cool as the pulsating ‘Your Love’, the seminal ‘Let The Music (Use You)’ or the cultured ‘Tears’, ‘The Whistle Song’ remains the island anthem best played to a setting sun. RIP Francis Nicholls.