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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.
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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.
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5 Mag Is Welcoming Junior Sanchez, Gene Hunt & Czboogie to Smartbar This August

World renowned house music veteran Junior Sanchez is coming to Chicago for a special 5 Mag Presents show at Smartbar this August 30

Judy Russell Is At Peace

One of the beautiful people who made house music possible, Judy Russell of Downtown161, Downtown304, Vinylmania, Movin' Records and the Paradise Garage has passed away.

Jeff Mills & Mad Mike Banks Rediscover The Rings of Saturn

The two legendary Underground Resistance members, Jeff Mills and Mike Banks reunite for a live performance of the X-102 album on July 6 in Brest, France.

Love for the Underground – Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag

Timmy Regisford and Soul Clap mixes, Bonobo on Outlier, A Man Called Adam, Toy Tonics, James "Jack Rabbit" Martin and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag. Members Only.

In the Middle of Pride Month, the Chicago White Sox Will Celebrate Disco Demolition....

Just steps from the church where the late Frankie Knuckles was memorialized, the Chicago White Sox will commemorate Disco Demolition Night this Thursday.

Apple Confirms the End of iTunes

The company is splitting its iconic app into three parts, according to Craig Federighi at the 2019 World Wide Developer's Conference.

Our House Is For Everyone – Inside 5 Mag 172

All of our love to Dawn Tallman, on the cover of the new issue of 5 Mag with support from DJ Rocca, Benji Candelario, Hot Toddy, Detroit's Filthiest and more.

YouTuber Receives 400 Copyright Claims Before Lunch

A YouTube gamer named Mumbo Jumbo received 30 claims a minute from Warner Music Group's publishing arm over non-existent music violations.

So DJ Streaming Is Going to be a Thing

Beatport and SoundCloud are taking the plunge, are you jumping in?

Alleged Investment Pitch Reveals PledgeMusic’s Bad, Bad Numbers

Confidential investor pitch shows PledgeMusic was spending twice what it earned, planned to raise fees to 20% and charge artists for promoting campaigns on their platform.

We have 13 Questions for PledgeMusic’s Benji Rogers

The collapse of PledgeMusic has left no one looking good, but Benji Rogers is the only one doing any talking.

Chicago’s Heart & Soul: Remembering Darrell Woodson

DJ, producer, inspirational figure and house music sage of Chicago, DJ Darrell Woodson has died.
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No, Pioneer DJ is Not “Exiting The DJ Business”

The owners of Pioneer DJ are looking for a new buyer. The company is not exiting the DJ business, which they come pretty damn close to dominating.
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Vinyl Isn’t Dead: A Record-Setting Record Store Day

Streaming be damned: we just had the third-largest sales week for vinyl albums since Neilsen's SoundScan launched in 1991.

Shep Pettibone Wins Back Royalties on Madonna’s Vogue

The complicated case was held up by a supposed sample (of a Salsoul record Pettibone remixed years earlier) and lawyer chicanery.

HYPERACTIVE – Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag

Chicago techno godfather Hyperactive, plus Red Rack'em, Manuel Tur (5 Mag Mix), Ten Trax and more in the new issue of 5 Mag, out now.
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Chicago’s New Train Station Will Have DJs ON SITE

It's real: the new Red Line terminal at 95th Street is getting fitted out courtesy of Theaster Gates.
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Legendary House Vocalist Kim English Has Died

Family and friends have passed along word that legendary House Music vocalist and Chicago native Kim English has passed away.

MUST READ!

Soela: Resonance

5 Mag is in love with the sound of Elina Shorokhova, aka Soela. The Berlin-based DJ and producer talks to Lauren Krieger and plays some dope wax for our latest 5 Mag Mix.
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Soela – A 5 Mag Mix 89

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