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Listen to 808 State’s New EP and Album Teaser

Subsequent Granada Report features two exclusive tracks and two new ones taken from 808 State's first album in 17 years.

Apple is Promising a Seamless Post-iTunes Future

Apple's Music app on desktop computers will integrate mp3s, wavs and playlists, and the iTunes store is unaffected. Here's what Apple says is in the new iTunes replacement.
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Synth Convention KNOBCON 8 Comes to Chicagoland

Knobcon 8 features the inventor of FM synthesis, Dr. John Chowning and a slew of workshops for musicians, producers and synth nerds and maniacs.

New Issue of 5 Mag with The Revenge

5 Mag Issue 175 is out now, starring The Revenge, Jimpster as Franc Spangler, PBR Streetgang, Pato Y Pato, new record reviews, gear and more.

Spotify May Be Preparing to Raise Subscription Rates

Record labels have long wanted it, and Spotify is said to be planning a new test of higher monthly subscription rates in Scandinavia.
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Aragon Ballroom sold naming rights to a bank

The Aragon Ballroom will now be known as "Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom" because they paid someone money for you to call it that.

Beatport Will Start Deleting Unsold Tracks

Even Beatport has its limits, and tracks that have never sold a single copy are it. Starting later this year Beatport will begin deleting them.
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Why Julian “Jumpin'” Perez Got Cancelled

Organizers of Chicago's My House Music Festival pulled the Chicago DJ legend Julian Jumpin' Perez in response a joke about Mexicans and ICE.
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Behringer is Shipping Its 808 Clone, the RD-8

Behringer's clone of the iconic TR-808 is among the most anticipated new drum machines of the year. They're now shipping to retailers.

Samsung Joins Apple, Google in Dumping the Headphone Jack

I hope you like wireless ear buds, pal, cuz you're gonna need them.
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Sasha Launches Quirky Vinyl Series for Last Night On Earth

Sasha's LNOE Vinyl Archive V/A series will feature pivotal cuts, surefire hits and fresh upcoming tracks on wax from Last Night On Earth.

Mixcloud Limits “Free” Listening, Will Start to Charge Listeners Money

Mixcloud introduces more changes - this time for the worst.

This Senator Wants to Ban Autoplay Videos

It's part of the SMART Act targeting addictive online behavior. We're okay with that anyway.

Music + Soul + Spirit with Robert Hood: Inside the New 5 Mag

Music, soul and spirit with Robert Hood, new mixes from Rasmus Faber + Natasha Kitty Katt, DJ 3000 + Motech and making techno with Sega Genesis cartridges inside 5 Mag Issue 174, out now.
Benji Rogers New Venture on Kickstarter

PledgeMusic’s Founder is Raising Money Through, Uh, Kickstarter

After PledgeMusic's implosion, Benji Rogers is raising money for a new venture based on "positive" news. He's using Kickstarter to fund it.

Three Charged in Murder of Minneapolis DJ Adam Thorpe

Charges have been filed in the murder of Adam Thorpe, the Twin Cities DJ who disappeared in January 2019. Darren Stebe has been charged with double homicide and two others with aiding him after the remains of Thorpe and Jason McDonough were found in a firepit.
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808 State Announce First New Album in 17 Years

Transmission Suite - named after the control booth at Manchester's legendary Granada TV - will be released on October 11.

Chicago Festival Mamby on the Beach Cancelled Due to Environmental Concerns

High waters on Lake Michigan and a federally protected species of shorebird at Montrose Beach lead React and Jam to cancel this year's Mamby on the Beach festival in Chicago.

Here’s the App that Turns the DJ into a Jukebox

Silicon Valley is coming to ruin DJ culture next. PSLY is a new app which harnesses the power of crowds to compel the DJ to play their favorite song next. This is a real thing.
Milwaukee Drop Bass Records Catalog

Drop Bass is Bringing the Real Midwest Hardcorps Catalog Online

American rave pioneers Drop Bass are restoring and remastering nearly 300 tracks from their catalog, including early records from techno innovators Woody McBride, Frankie Bones, Hyperactive and more.
Underground House since 1986 - DJ Eddie Fields at DJEddieFields.com  

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PBR Streetgang Launch KURTZ, Their New Label

Their mission is no longer classified. Bruce Tantum talks to PBR Streetgang on the launch of Kurtz Records for 5 Mag's new label profile series.

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