Frankie Knuckles known to many as the “Godfather of House Music” passed away on Monday March 31. He was 59 years old. The history of electronic dance music can be charted using Knuckles’ past, starting in the ‘70s with his celebrity at the Warehouse Club in Chicago and progressing into house music as the culture knows it today. Popular EDM artists such as Afrojack, Hardwell, Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, and Daft Punk all link their legacy to Frankie. Like them, he was an innovator blending and mixing one track into another in order to create smooth transitions from one musical pathway into the next.