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House Music magazine publishing for more than 12 years from Chicago, covering Deep House, Soulful House, Techno, Synth, Disco and every flavor of underground electronic music.
Make no small plans: Charivari 2020 promises the best line-up yet for one of the best underground electronic music festivals in America.
Logan Square late night venue East Room closed on December 1st with "something new" coming... but not yet.
Soela, photo by Victor Kiktenko

Soela – A 5 Mag Mix 89

Soela brings a vinyl-only DJ mix for this week's 5 Mag Mix, ahead of our profile in the latest issue.
First appearing on their Fabric mix, The Martinez Brothers collaborate with Louie Vega and vocalist Marc E. Bassy on "Let It Go," out today on Cuttin' Headz.
The makers of Reason export their devices for use by other DAWs and rename the company after their flagship product.
Red Bull and Metro/Smartbar honor 50 years of disc jockeys that have patrolled the counters of the legendary Chicago dance music mecca Gramaphone Records.
Eric B from the legendary hip hop duo Eric B & Rakim was released on bail today after spending two weeks in a New Jersey county jail
Scott Moncrieff aka thatmanmonkz takes control of this week's 5 Mag Mix.
Arturia's Microlab is a keyboard controller for music producers who need to compact their home studio down to the size of a carry-on bag.
An icy Halloween has Chicago fleeing indoors where Derrick does everything, so does Paco Osuna, Tensnake hosts a masquerade and more Halloween night events.
Daylight Savings becomes a date in the Chicago scene as important and exciting as Black Wednesday or New Year's Eve when Smartbar and Metro open their doors for 23 hours straight.
The legendary 808 State, plus mixes and interviews with thatmanmonkz, Soela and more in 5 Mag 177, out today.
People get ready - Housegiving 2019 is coming to Navy Pier's Aon Ballroom on Black Wednesday with Farley Jackmaster Funk, Mark Farina, DJ Alicia and host 5 Mag's Czarina Mirani (Czboogie).
If you don't know Matt Masters' name, you know his work. Here is some of it as Matt takes over this week's 5 Mag Mix.
Detroit (and Ghostly) invade Chicago this weekend, plus some day party vibes with Ron Trent.
Hot Music gets hotter on the new 8 track Ornaments release featuring a selection of Pal Joey Music tracks edited and serving as inspiration to Tokyo producer Takeshi Fukushima.
Pop up shops, interviews and talks and two distinct but related shows at Metro and Smartbar to celebrate 20 years of Ghostly International.
It's not quite a DAW, but Korg's GADGET is the first music making app to jump from iPad to the Mac with a stop on Nintendo Switch in between.
Julia Govor, Carl Craig, Jayda G, Richie Hawtin and more of this weekend's selections for 5 Mag's Chicago house music events calendar.
Patch Base, the vault of synth patch editors and librarians, has made the migration from iPad app to the Mac desktop.

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Soela: Resonance

5 Mag is in love with the sound of Elina Shorokhova, aka Soela. The Berlin-based DJ and producer talks to Lauren Krieger and plays some dope wax for our latest 5 Mag Mix.
Soela, photo by Victor Kiktenko

Soela – A 5 Mag Mix 89

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