Metallica bought their own vinyl pressing plant

The band cites an urgent need for "capacity to meet the massive demand" for vinyl in their purchase of Furnace Record Pressing. Furnace in Alexandria, Virginia is a one-stop shop also handling mastering, print, packaging and mailing for labels and artists.
The Goods Thursdays 10 Year Anniversary

Duke Shin celebrates a decade of The Goods

It's been 10 years for Duke Shin's residency The Goods and they're celebrating a decade of turning up the heat in Wicker Park this March 23, 2023.

51st Festival announces full lineup for 2023

51st Festival is one of 5 Mag's favorite summer festivals - and it's back for 2023, with six stages and over 100 performers, listed here.

Site of Chicago club The Warehouse listed as “most endangered”

A Chicago preservation group has listed the site of legendary house music club The Warehouse as one of Chicago's "7 most endangered" buildings and destinations for 2023.
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DJ Julian “Jumpin” Perez handily defeated in Chicago alderman race

Hot Mix 5 and Chicago house music DJ pioneer Julian "Jumpin" Perez, who was backed by the police union, is trailing by more than 20% with only late arriving mail-in ballots left to be counted in his controversial race for Chicago alderman.

Shooting outside Hue Chicago sends two to the hospital

The incident early Monday morning involved gunfire from a passing pickup truck that injured two people standing in front of the club.

20 years since the E2 & The Station nightclub disasters

121 people died at two nightclub tragedies in Chicago and Rhode Island just 3 days apart.

Executive allegedly embezzled $250,000 to pay Coachella party debt

Federal charges were issued against a former executive at collapsed ticket subscription service MoviePass charging he threw unauthorized Coachella events and bilked the company for them.
One of the Chainsmokers, it really doesn't matter which one

Gawker allegedly banned criticism of “terrible DJ duo” Chainsmokers

The two awful DJs seem to have cultivated the "asshole billionaire" demographic.

High Life: Inside the new 5 Mag

Orlando Voorn, Turbojazz, Victor Simonelli, Carly Wilford, Maxime Dangles, Mira Lo and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag, out now.

Industrial pioneers Skinny Puppy mount one last tour

And that will be the end of the line for Skinny Puppy, the revolutionary band that bridged nascent electronic scenes in the early 1990s.
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Searching: Inside 5 Mag Issue 204

With Detroit's Reggie Dokes, Aterral Records, Carlo, Maggie Tra, Demuir, Cyphon Records and more inside 5 Mag Issue 204, out now.
Julian Jumpin Perez photo

Field narrows in Chicago alderman race featuring DJ Julian “Jumpin” Perez

The surprise retirement of Roberto Maldonado and disqualification of two other candidates shakes up the 26th ward aldermanic race featuring former Hot Mix 5 and radio DJ Julian "Jumpin'" Perez.
5 Mag Issue 203

House Like You Love It – Inside the New 5 Mag

New year, new you, new issue of 5 Mag: Chicago house history through flyers and art, the DJ King of Donetsk, cover mix and profile of Damian Rausch, Will Sumsuch talks to Milton Jackson and more inside 5 Mag Issue 203.

Mixcloud imposes DJ mix limits amid lack of profitability

Mixcloud is "not currently profitable" and has imposed new upload limits on basic tier account members, restricting the number of mixes to 10.

Should radio pay artists performance royalties?

Congress is rethinking radio broadcasters' longstanding exemption from paying them
Juno Download Xmas free tracks

31 days of free tracks from Juno Download

Free tracks are good. Free tracks from great labels are better. Juno Download is offering one each day this month (and daily discounts from each label's entire catalog).

Being Jojo Baby

Who is Jojo Baby and why are so many people rallying to support him? We're glad you asked.
Jesse Saunders

Jesse Saunders hospitalized following “major stroke”

Chicago native and house music pioneer Jesse Saunders is likely facing a "long and difficult rehab" following a stroke in the Las Vegas area.

Roland wins $4.6 million in tortuous patent lawsuit

The judgment against the parent company of Alesis covers electronic drum technology and might represent a renewed defense of its technology against product clones.


The Sound of Tomorrow: Tom Roberts on the launch of Cyphon...

Freerange and Delusions of Grandeur add a new sibling to the label family. Tom Roberts on the launch of Cyphon Recordings.