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Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Its been a few years since the passing of house legend #FRANKIEKNUCKLES passed away which had djs, househeads and dancefloors morning his lost.   He was one of my favorite djs that helped me fall in love with house music besides Larry Levann and Larry Heard,  Pal Joey,  Lil Louis etc his career was legendary and his sound put Chicago on the map and gave birth to a sound that would soon captivate the world.  I still remember clubbing to the #WHISTLESONG LISTEN HERE  now if his untimely death wasn't enough Chicago has gotten rid of his mural ( NOOOOOOOO) read the story below.

A wall dedicated to the late Chicago house music pioneer Frankie Knuckles lasted 415 days in Logan Square. The tribute wall was easily seen from the Blue Line between the California and Logan Square stations—until last night, when half of Knuckles’s spray painted face was covered."They came around with buffs and buffed the Frankie Knuckles wall," said longtime Logan Square graffiti artist FLASH ABC of the Artistic Bombing Crew, whose Project Logan site chronicles graffiti projects in the neighborhood. "I saw brown [paint] on the wall . . . . It was city brown."

The Knuckles mural, which went up three months after the Chicago DJ died at the age of 59 in March 2014, is set to be completely covered by Saturday. But FLASH was only half right—the wall is being covered not with paint but with a nearly inch-thick layer of brown cement.  There wasn't any way around covering the mural, according to Eric Merlos, owner of X-it European Clothing, the shop that occupies the building where the permission wall is located. "If it weren’t for the water damage, I'd have no problem keeping it up for a longer period of time," Merlos said. "But the intent was never to have it up for a long period of time." "READ FULL STORY HERE".

"This to me was more about Frankie Knuckles, but the wall had its 15 minutes of fame," said Merlos, a longtime neighborhood shop owner and an early Logan Square Mega Mall vendors. People from as far away as Europe came to have their photos taken with the mural, he said. It also kept taggers from targeting the building; the wall hasn’t been hit with graffiti since the Knuckles tribute went up, Merlos said.

The local street artists behind the Knuckles tribute have launched aGoFundMe to recreate the mural. 

Please show your love and support I know I will also check out the official remix of The Whistle Song on my boy #DJPLASTICVIBEZ @PLASTICVIBEZ official FB page see HERE

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