Editors’ Notes No one deserves the title "Godfather of House Music" as much as Frankie Knuckles. Emerging from the New York disco scene, his legend began to take shape when Knuckles moved to Chicago and worked the decks at The Warehouse. He opened up his own club, The Power Plant, in 1983, where his innovative fusion of classic disco beats with synthpop, electro funk, and the occasional rock track began to attract a wider audience to the house music scene. His musical legacy is perfectly captured by this playlist, with one classic house anthem queued up after the next.

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