Like the documentary says early on in its 35-minute runtime, house music has changed the world.
What started as a disco offshoot in small, inner city clubs in Chicago some 30 years ago has morphed well beyond its creator's expectations, birthing countless subgenres, influencing pop and hip hop, and partly giving rise to the likes of EDM.
That's just one theme in the new Frankie Knuckles and the History of House Music documentary, which features interviews with Knuckles himself, along with innovators like Marshall Jefferson, Farley “Jackmaster” Funk, Steve “Silk” Hurley and Jesse Saunders, also featuring incredible footage from some of the earliest clubs to play house music.
Check it out below.
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