Frankie Knuckles Memorial Pays Tribute to the Late Great House Pioneer

Bundles of supporters gathered at the Liberty Theater in NYC last night for a touching Frankie Knuckles memorial. Fans and the who’s who of dance music, including Francois K, Danny Krivit, David Morales, Louie Vega, Kenny Gonzales, Tedd Paterson, all joined together to pay tribute.

View Ann Nesby‘s (Sounds of Blackness) grand finale performance of “The Pressure” above and a couple pieces from the program below.

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Video: Mara Hruby & Van Hunt – “Respect” (Aretha Franklin Cover)

Mara Hruby and Van Hunt come together for a spine-tingling rendition of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” in this video. Careful not to faint.

The video comes as a prelude to their upcoming collaborative project, Adventures From Paradise: A Tribute To Minnie Riperton. Can’t. Wait.

New Release: Maiya Norton Presents ‘The Sweet Spot Vol. 1: Honeycuts 99-01′

Very proud to announce a new project from one of our contributors, Maiya Norton! Today, she independently released her latest compilation series called The Sweet Spot. In this first volume entitled Honeycuts 99-01, she takes us back to some glorious gems in hip hop and soul from a magical period in music history.

Download, enjoy, and share wide! Congrats, Maiya!