Considering the recent death on Monday of Frankie Knuckles, considered the godfather of house…
It is appropriate this week, given the recent death on Monday of Frankie Knuckles, considered the godfather of house music, to reflect on the status of the sound he helped create. It is outrageous to imagine how an outsider music genre, which started with disco DJs in the gay clubs of Chicago in the early 80s, managed to be received and explored so extensively by South African artists. It is genre in which we truly do punch above our weight.
Thibo Tazz is one of the up and coming DJs in the next line of great South African house producers and on his slow-building song, ‘Rocking The City’ he shows off his ability to gradually layer spacious sonic elements. Midway through the clicking percussion intro, bright synth sunspots arrive to make it an open-eyed and fulfilling experience that travels towards a grand climax that the late Knuckles himself would have commended.
Be sure to check Thibo Tazz out this Friday at PLATFORM Presents: 01.