BBC Radio 1 honors the late Frankie Knuckles, listen to his Essential Mix from 2000Gofatherfinal4

BBC Radio 1 honors the late Frankie Knuckles, listen to his Essential Mix from 2000

Dance music has lost an icon. The passing of Frankie Knuckles marks the end of an era for the house music genre. Often referred to as the Godfather of House Music, Frankie was one of the original pioneers of a sound that would eventually consume the entire world. In his memory, BBC Radio 1 has planned numerous broadcasts including an interview with Benji B, FK’s induction into the hall of fame by Pete Tong, and a commemorative mix from Skream.

Listen to Frankie’s Essential Mix from 2000 below and mark your calendars for the rest of the scheduled broadcasts.

Benji B 2-4am Weds night Thurs morn, Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra

A chance to hear Frankie Knuckles in conversation with Benji B again, recorded in January last year:

–          The Godfather of House, brought a box of music and jaw-dropping stories to the Radio 1 studios – from christening the most famous Dance music record of all time to throwing down a challenge to today’s highly paid DJs to ‘make them play for at least 8 hours’.

Pete Tong, 9pm Friday, Radio 1

–          Another chance to hear Frankie Knuckles inducted into the Dance Music Hall Of Fame

Skream 11pm Friday, Radio 1

–          Skream’s tribute to Frankie Knuckles in the 130 at 11.30 mix

Frankie Knuckle’s Essential Mix from 2000

–          A chance to enjoy one of Frankie Knuckle’s finest Essential Mixes, recorded live on the turntables at Pacha in Ibiza, September 2000.

–          This classic mix is available to listen back online now on the Radio 1 homepage.

–          It will also be repeated on 1xtra 2-4am on Saturday morning