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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.
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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.
Martinez Brothers Fabric Presents

Martinez Brothers to Mix the Next Fabric Presents Compilation

Hefty tracklisting includes Blaze, Kai Alce, Dan Curtin, Cassio Ware and 3 exclusive Martinez Brothers tracks on the 3rd installment in the Fabric Presents series.
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Here We Go: Rekordbox Launches Streaming Integration

DJs can now stream live from Beatport and SoundCloud's catalogs for a price using the latest update to Pioneer's rekordbox software.
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Dark Grooves Reissuing Spencer Kincy’s Tangled Thoughts

Hidden Agenda / Tangled Thoughts was one of Gemini's "Italian" EPs and is being repressed on vinyl by the Groovin' sublabel, Dark Grooves.
Behringer RD-8 808 Clone

Behringer 808 Clone: Thomann Shipping Orders & the First RD-8 Videos Show Up in...

German music retailer Thomann is shipping the Behringer 808 clone, the RD-8, and the first customers are posting videos of their new gear. They seem... happy?
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BeatBox is a Drum Machine in a Cardboard Box

BeatBox - the instagram sensation DIY drum machine in a cardboard box - is blowing out its Kickstarter in its first day.

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.
Aragon Ballroom

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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thatmanmonkz – A 5 Mag Mix 88

Scott Moncrieff aka thatmanmonkz takes control of this week's 5 Mag Mix.
Cinthie photo by Marie Staggat

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