The dance community has been paying their respects to Frankie Knuckles since news of his passing last week. While fans and media have given a nod to the “Godfather of House Music” through their Facebook, Twitter and blogs (including an “In Memoriam” article on our site), artists across all genres have paid tribute to the musical pioneer through mixes and live sets, further showing his lasting legacy. Check out a few that we’ve come across, including two from Chicago — the city where Frankie played a pivotal role in popularizing house music.
Drum and bass innovator DJ Marky plays a house-infused set for DJ Mag
Disco DJ Dimitri from Paris uploads a personal mix
Gabriel & Dresden share a moment of silence at Chicago’s Castle Nightclub
David Guetta dedicates the night to Frankie Knuckles at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom
Photo Credit: The Chicagoan