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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.
25 years of Compost Records, the most important electronic music label of the last 25 years, plus Soulphiction, Marco Faraone and more inside the latest issue of 5 Mag, out now.
The Spike Jonez documentary Beastie Boys Story will debut on the AppleTV+ streaming service on April 24, 2020.
Powering all new instruments and integrating them like never before, ZEN-Core will be baked into the heart of all new electronic instruments.
This year's fundraiser for the Frankie Knuckles Foundation is coming quick... this Sunday, with Michael Serafini and Garrett David from Queen, plus Alan King, Mark Grant and Zac Jones at Metro.
SoundCloud has enabled several tools for editing and pinning tracks to Spotlight - long established on their desktop website - for their mobile app.
Getting his start by producing raves in Indianapolis in 1996, Mike Bledsoe made a visible dent in the Chicago scene for several years with his Housebroken events at clubs and afterhours spaces.
We've got you covered for New Year's Day in Chicago.
Music & Art in a Time of Political Despair, plus 15 years of Dirt Crew Recordings, Chicago homegrown house music savant John Simmons and more inside 5 Mag #178, out now.
The new club in the Pilsen neighborhood will feature a state of the art soundsystem, nine bars, and 55,000 square feet dedicated primarily to music events.
Shaun J Wright's new Smartbar residency "What It Is" launches February 7 2020 with special guest Josey Rebelle.
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.

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