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Another joint lifted from the mighty Grant Nelson Show on Kane FM’s 2004 Trial. An interview with the mighty Frankie Knuckles. An American DJ, record producer and remix artist who played an important role in developing house music as a Chicago DJ in the 1980s and he helped to popularize house music in the 1990s, with his work as a producer and remixer.
When the Warehouse club opened in Chicago in 1977, he was invited to play on a regular basis. He continued DJing there until 1982, when he started his own club, The Power Plant.
It is possible that the term 'House Music' surfaced in reference to the sounds played at the Warehouse by Frankie. Initially it was a catch-all term to describe the wide range of music being played at the Warehouse. It soon became the word used to define the raw, drum machine based edits and tracks that Frankie was playing in the early 80s and also had a musical partnership with Jamie Principle, and helped put "Your Love" and "Baby Wants to Ride".