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SoundCloud Introduces Mobile Track Editing

SoundCloud has enabled several tools for editing and pinning tracks to Spotlight - long established on their desktop website - for their mobile app.
Crystal Waters Hifi Sean in 5 Magazine

Out Now: Crystal Waters + Hifi Sean in the New 5 Mag

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.
Radius Chicago opening

Nightclubbing: New Venue RADIUS is Coming To Chicago in 2020

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 launches What It Is residency

Shaun J Wright Launches Smartbar Residency

Shaun J Wright's new Smartbar residency "What It Is" launches February 7 2020 with special guest Josey Rebelle.
charivari detroit 2020 lineup

Moodymann, Mike Huckaby & More Headline Charivari Detroit 2020

Make no small plans: Charivari 2020 promises the best line-up yet for one of the best underground electronic music festivals in America.
East Room Chicago

Goodnight, East Room: The Chicago Venue Closed Down Last Night

Logan Square late night venue East Room closed on December 1st with "something new" coming... but not yet.

Red Bull Music Festival Reunites Generations of the Gramaphone Records Family

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 just spent 2 weeks in jail on a 17 year old warrant

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

Here we go, folks: SoundCloud introduces paid promotion

"Promote on SoundCloud" sticks your music into the top of SoundCloud users' feeds for a price.

High rez streamer Qobuz drops price 40%. Is anyone buying?

French-based streamer Qobuz entered the US market earlier this year and has cut their highest end, high resolution audio tier.
808 State by Michael England

Out Now: 808 State in the New 5 Mag

The legendary 808 State, plus mixes and interviews with thatmanmonkz, Soela and more in 5 Mag 177, out today.

Did Lizzo Steal This Track from CeCe Peniston?

Finally? Singer and rapper Lizzo has been inundated by copyright infringement claims, including the latest from CeCe Peniston.
John Moralesvideo

New Documentary on Disco Legend John Morales

Disco Confessions shines a deserved spotlight on one of the most important music icons of the last 50 years.

The Week Ghostly International Takes Over Chicago

Pop up shops, interviews and talks and two distinct but related shows at Metro and Smartbar to celebrate 20 years of Ghostly International.
Boiler Room Is Changing, But DJs Turning Knobs Is Forever

Boiler Room Is Changing

Boiler Room - the broadcasting platform which brought the party (and DJs turning knobs) into living rooms around the world - is changing. The company has unveiled parts of a new business model involving "brand fee/royalties" and a quasi-franchised version of the Boiler Room experience coming to a town near you.
Disco producer Bob Esty has passed away

Legendary Disco Producer Bob Esty Has Passed Away

Decorated producer and songwriter Bob Esty worked with Donna Summer, Cher, DC LaRue and many others in the late 1970s through the 1980s.

Official History: Industrial Pioneers Ministry Get Authorized

Aaron Tanner is authoring Ministry: Prescripture, a new authorized history of Chicago's industrial giants Ministry.
Cinthie; photo by Marie Staggat

Everything That You Love: Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag

5 Mag presents our new issue with Krystal Rodriguez's profile of Cinthie, mixes from Marshall Applewhite and Matt Masters, Chicago House with Stripped & Chewed Records and more.

The Ultimate Detroit Techno History Documentary is Coming to Chicago

Rough cut screening of God Said Give 'Em Drum Machines will debut in Chicago on October 18 2019.
Ralphi Rosario

Chicago’s North Halsted Street is Now “Honorary Ralphi Rosario Blvd”

Chicago honors pioneering DJ and Grammy-nominated producer Ralphi Rosario with an honorary street sign dedication on North Halsted in Boystown.

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Remembering Legendary Vocalist Michael Procter

The voice of definitive house music classics "Deliver Me" and "Love Don't Live" has passed away.
Chicago House DJ John Simmons

John Simmons: All I Can Say

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