Frankie Knuckles – The Whistle Song (1991)


Frankie Knuckles

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.

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2 thoughts on “Frankie Knuckles – The Whistle Song (1991)

  1. […] Honourable mentions also go to: My Bloody Valentine for ‘Only Shallow‘; De La Soul for ‘A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays‘; Photon Inc. for ‘Generate Power (Wild Pitch Mix)‘; Crystal Waters for ‘Gypsy Woman‘; Altern 8 for ‘Infiltrate 202‘; Björk for ‘Hyperballad’; A Tribe Called Quest feat Leaders Of The New School for ‘Scenario‘; Slam for ‘Eterna‘ and Frankie Knuckles for ‘The Whistle Song‘. […]

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