R.I.P. House music pioneer Frankie Knuckles. It is now confirmed that the legendary DJ and producer, dubbed "Chicago's godfather of house", died yesterday at age 59.
BBC.com reports: "Knuckles' longtime business partner, Frederick Dunson, told The Chicago Tribune he had "died unexpectedly this afternoon at home".
More details would be forthcoming on Tuesday, he added.
No reason has…
AFROPUNK is happy to support and be affiliated with Red Bull Sound Select, an ongoing program to support local music scenes. We've curated Sound Select shows with Danny Brown, Le1f, The Skins and The Oxymorrons and now MORE of these amazing shows and curators will be available in…Continue
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Championing a genre of music fittingly called “Ballroom Rock,” Blah Blah Blah are definitely a band deserving of your attention. Their first two EPs, Thank You Thank You and the aptly titled Charm, serve up a dynamic mix of ethereal ambiance and loud badassery. Solomon's voice soars to Jeff Buckley-esque heights on the first single 'Why Am I The Only One Laughing.' The impossibly joyous song 'Soon As I Get Home Tonight' with it's equally…Continue
Creativity within the AP community is tremendous, and there's nothing like stumbling upon an underground band like The Breathing Light, going DIY all the way, whether it's making music, shooting videos, putting shows together, or speaking out for LGBT rights. That's right, DIY "romantic punk" from Alabama to Chicago.
AP contributor Nathan Leigh interviewed The Breathing Light's KyleO, check it out…