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Mike Huckaby on God Said Give Em Drum Machines podcast

Detroit documentary makers pay tribute to Mike Huckaby

Podcast from the filmmakers behind "God Said Give 'Em Drum Machines" pays tribute to the late Detroit producer Mike Huckaby who gave their film its name.
5 Mag Issue 186 Cover with Christina Chatfield and As You Like It

Forward: 5 Mag Issue 186 Released

The inside history of Bay Area stalwarts As You Like It, Seven Davis, Jr., Mike Huckaby and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag.

Detroit Swindle changes their name to “Dam Swindle”

Dutch deep house duo Detroit Swindle is changing their name to Dam Swindle, honoring both their home base of Amsterdam and acknowledging the controversy over cultural appropriation.
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You can now embed Apple Podcasts on your website

A mere 15 years after YouTube and 10 after SoundCloud, Apple finally allows users to embed podcasts from Apple Podcasts on their website.
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Trax Records attempts to dismiss most of Larry Heard & Robert Owens lawsuit

Heard and Owens' lawsuit alleged decades of copyright infringement, fraud and claimed they hadn't received "a single accounting or payment" from Trax.
Candido obituary

Cándido: Revolutionary, the Thousand Finger Man and the Hands of Fire

One of the most important percussionists in history has died. Cándido Camero changed popular music forever - and almost invented house music along the way.
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Making Techno out of political bullshit & dodgy electronic voting machines

Mike Richison's Electo Electro 2020 art installation plays 5 nights a week powered by soundbytes, manipulation and audience voting.
5 Mag Issue 185

Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag

Live from the underground - inside 5 Mag #185 with Tensnake, Joi Cardwell, the death of Detroit's Packard Plant Project, the Politik and more.
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Guitar Center is reportedly careening toward bankruptcy

Music retailing giant Guitar Center is reportedly discussing bankruptcy with creditors after missing a key interest payment.
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Visitation and services for Benji Espinoza in suburban Chicago

Friends and family will pay their respects to the DJ International co-founder Benji Espinoza this Wednesday and Thursday in Berwyn.
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Fyre Festival fraudster tried to record a podcast from jail, got solitary confinement instead

Billy McFarland's attorney alleges he was sent to solitary confinement for recording a podcast called "Dumpster Fyre."
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DJ International Records’ Benji Espinoza has passed away

Chicago house pioneer Benji Espinoza, co-founder of DJ International and an A&R man in his bones has died.
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Broadcasters can now charge admission directly on Zoom

Video giant Zoom introduces paid ticketing and other online tools for users in the US. And they aren't charging a fee for it.
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New York charges promoters of infamous Chainsmokers EDM pandemic show

Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Department of Health charge promoters behind the infamous Hamptons EDM show with the Chainsmokers and the CEO of Goldman Sachs.
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Autopsy: Erick Morillo died from Ketamine toxicity

Autopsy by the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner reveals Erick Morillo's cause of death as acute ketamine toxicity combined with MDMA and cocaine as a result of an accidental overdose. Morillo was charged with sexual assault at the time of his death on September 1 2020
Resident Advisor Tote Bag-a-Go-Go

Resident Advisor nets $1 million from UK cultural grant

The $1 million grant announced Monday is part of the UK government's COVID-19 relief payouts for "venues, theaters, museums and cultural organizations."

The White House once again leaves nightclubs in limbo

America's music venues have been tossed a lifeline in the Save Our Stages Act, which is now part of the stimulus package being held hostage by the White House.
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The Art of Nostalgia: Inside the New 5 Mag

Getting deep in the new issue with The Reflex, Michael Zuker, Amy Douglas, James Duncan, Shamrock Guitor and more.
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Chicago lifts COVID restrictions on bars

Big news as bars re-open indoor seating and capacity, hours and services expand starting October 1.
Rekordbox DJ updates

Rekordbox now lets you edit tracks

Pioneer's rekordbox adds a new kink for DJs to edit tracks in the new update showcasing "edit mode."

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