I remember Frankie>>>>
This photo of my cousin Lee Collins and Frankie Knuckles taken by me captures one of the moments I always recant. When I am interviewed most times the subject of FK or my favorite sound systems come up. This photo has both of these subjects behind it.
The time was 1991 Sound Factory NYC during the New Music Seminar...
In the booth with Frankie as he was embarking upon musical journey during his Saturday night residency.
We popped in as we were doing our club hop that night. I remember everything vividly, every moment, every song, and the different sentiments relayed through the music. Lee had to drag me out of there....
Those of us that followed Frankie knew that he was a master at creating moods and presenting his sentiment in his style. There was a level of sophistication and higher learning in the way Knuckles delivered his sound.
Nowadays I look back and I try to relate the importance of experience and content to younger artist, DJ's, and less experienced , something that seems to get lost in peoples reach for fame. When you get touched by the right moment, the right mastery, and sacred music
it aligns "YOU". The thing that keeps most from this is their own lack of openness and humility. When I was learning and coming into my own as did others, you had no choice but to be humbled in the presence of the experience, be it a person or a moment. This is where many miss the point. This is how you learn and receive the components of mastery.
Frankie Knuckles "IS" a master teacher that even in his transition teaches us
how to reach for that ethereal wonder that we call music.
Thanks for your beauty FK>>>>
Photo courtesy of Ron Trent ALL RIGHTS RESERVED