Frankie Knuckles features in US Daily Show segment celebrating house music
The clip explores the Black and queer origins of the genre
Last week, The Daily Show aired a segment delving into house music mentioning the great Frankie Knuckles.
In a six-minute clip, presenter Roy Wood Jr. speaks on Knuckles, Ron Hardy and Martha Wash about their impact on electronic music.
The clip begins by saying that “house music is all the rage these days”, mentioning Drake and Beyoncé’s latest house-influenced albums as well as the likes of Swedish House Mafia and more.
Read this next: Listen to a previously unreleased Frankie Knuckles mix
Wood Jr. continues his segment by speaking on the origins of house music by noting the Black and queer artists that pioneered the sound exploring the rise of Frankie Knuckles and Larry Levan.
The segment ends with a conversation between Wood Jr. and Grammy-nominated vocalist Martha Wash.
Read this next: Beyoncé's shares ‘Break My Soul’ remixes from Honey Dijon, Nita Aviance, Will.i.am and more
Get to know Frankie Knuckles some more by taking a listen to a never-heard-before mix here that was released earlier this year.
Becky Buckle is Mixmag's Video and Editorial Assistant, follow her on Twitter