Frankie Bones has been a significant force in electronic dance music from the start. Known for pioneering the American rave scene and for his unique contributions of music, the Brooklyn selector’s resilience, impressionable sonics, and pure New York attitude have helped drive the scene forward for more than three decades.

The man behind New York City’s Groove Records and Sonic Groove Records (which were the vinyl gateways of the ‘90s transatlantic rave scene), Bones knows the many threads of modern dance music like the back of his hand. After being flown out to the U.K. in 1989 to play a sunrise set at Energy to 25,000 ravers losing their minds, he never looked back. That morning is still at the core of him, and you can hear it in every full-on DJ mix or production which pulses from his electric touch.