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EDM: From Underground Movement to Commercial Phenomenon

David Chiu | Posted 06.22.2015 | Arts
David Chiu

As the old saying goes, better late than never. That could apply to the arrival of electronic dance music or EDM to the mainstream. Compared to rock and hip hop, it took more than 30 years for this once-underground sound to finally reach its current commercial peak.

Could This Be Frankie Knuckle's Last Remix?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Could this be Frankie Knuckles' very last remix? Before his death in March, the legendary DJ and producer worked his magic on "Reflections," a cut...

LOOK: Chicago Threw An Epic Dance Party In Tribute To Frankie Knuckles

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.10.2014 | Black Voices

Though two months have passed since the death of house music legend Frankie Knuckles, his spirit felt very much alive Tuesday as a crowd of thousands ...

Obamas Pay Tribute To 'Godfather' Of House Music

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.22.2014 | Black Voices

Ahead of DJ and producer Frankie Knuckles being laid to rest in a memorial service held Monday night in Chicago, President Barack Obama and First Lady...

Rare Footage Proves The 'Godfather' Of House Music Will Live On Forever

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices

Consider yourself warned: This clip will probably bum you out that time travel still isn't a thing. On the heels of the passing of Grammy-winning h...

'Godfather' Of House Music Dies

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices

The man credited with pioneering house music not only in Chicago but throughout the world has died. Frankie Knuckles died unexpectedly on Monday af...

New Reissues Prove Kraftwerk Is the Most Important Band Ever

Tim Mohr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tim Mohr

The birthplace of all that's cool and modern in music wasn't Memphis, Liverpool or the South Bronx. It was Dusseldorf, Germany, where Kraftwerk invented the future we are now living.