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Chicago nightlife legend Dave Medusa has died

Dave Medusa, of the most influential promoters in the history of electronic music and Chicago music in general has passed away of natural causes.

Artists stand to lose out when Google Play goes down

Google Play Music paid artists more than its corporate sibling at YouTube. Maybe that's why it had to die.
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Erick Morillo arrested for rape accusation in Miami Beach

Erick Morillo was arrested following an eight month investigation after a fellow DJ has accused Erick Morillo of sexual battery following a private party in December.

So they really threw a rave under a bridge in Brooklyn Saturday night

Governor Andrew Cuomo is on the warpath after footage emerged of an illicit rave held Saturday night under the Kosciuszko Bridge in Brooklyn.

Charivari keeps the party going through August

Detroit's Charivari festival will now stream 24 hours a day through August 15 2020.

Why we love and why we support DJ Deeon

Someone like Chicago ghetto house & low end legend DJ Deeon only comes around once in a generation.

Bandcamp Makes Every 1st Friday Fee-Free through 2020

Bandcamp is extending their fee-free "Bandcamp Fridays" concept to the 1st Friday of every month until the end of 2020.

For Independent Music Venues, “The Warning Light Is Flashing”

Contact your congresspeople and urge them to support the Save Our Stages Act, introduced on Wednesday July 22 in the US Senate.
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Newspaper Prints Chicago House Themed Crossword Puzzle

Jim Daley of Chicago's South Side Weekly has composed a crossword puzzle with clues themes from Chicago House Music history.
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Bryan Jones Splits from Golf Clap

Hugh Cleal will carry on with the Golf Clap name and Country Club Disco label after a split with Bryan Jones.

Dave Lee Drops Joey Negro Moniker

A day after Marea Stamper drops "The Black Madonna," Dave Lee announces he's dropping his most widely-known moniker.
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Chicago DJ D2A Found Dead Two Months After Being Charged in Wife’s Murder

Brian Rosin aka DJ D2A was found dead by police on Saturday morning. The DJ/producer had been charged in May for the smothering death of his wife during a mushroom trip.

Black Madonna Responds to Petition from Black Artists, Changes Name

"I commend Marea Stamper for finally making the decision to cease the use of the name, 'The Black Madonna,'" Monty Luke tells 5 Mag.

In Viral Petition, Black Artists Call for Black Madonna to Change Her Name

The petition by Monty Luke on Change.org has received hundreds of signatures, with endorsements from King Britt, Gene Farris, Kai Alcé, Ash Lauryn, Jon Dixon and more.

Red Bull Gutting Music Studios & Events: Reports

"All Red Bull music events are cancelled" according to Music Business Worldwide's tipsters and dance music's Sugar Water Daddy is down.
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Juan Atkins, DJ Minx, Delano Smith Tapped for Charivari 2020 Digital Festival

Detroit's Charivari festival is going digital starting July 28, streaming from July 28 to August 2 with Eddie Fowlkes, Rick Wilhite, Blake Baxter and more.

US Venues Facing “Certain Collapse” Without Aid

Fast action is required by Congress to save the still-shuttered music and live entertainment industry, trade association warns.

Detroit DJs Stream for Black Lives Matter

Stacey Hotwaxx Hale, Reggie Dokes and Whodat will be playing a virtual show in support of Black Lives Matter.

City of Chicago Throws Its Support Behind the Chosen Few Virtual Festival

The city is among the supporters of this year's Chosen Few Picnic and Music Festival, which like everything else has moved online.
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Larry Heard & Robert Owens are Suing Trax Records

Chicago House Music pioneers Larry Heard and Robert Owens have filed a multi-million dollar copyright infringement suit against Trax Records and defendant Rachael Cain.

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DJ and producer Erick Morillo has died

In shocking news, house music DJ and producer Erick Morillo was found dead by police this morning in Miami Beach.

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