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.
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Outshine: Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag

Hugo LX, Worldship Music & the Return of the Teflon Dons, Cee ElAssaad and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag, out now.
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Chicago music creep pleads guilty to secretly recording women

Michael Johnston was CEO of Chicago music venues Lincoln Hall and Schubas. He pleaded guilty to setting up secret cameras to record young female employees in his home bathroom.

More classic Chicago House flyers in Beyond Heaven Vol 3

The third and final collection of house music flyers from the genesis of Chicago's house music scene published by Almighty & Insane Books.
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#RIP Giano Lujan

We hadn't heard from house music producer and DJ Giano for awhile. Sadly, friends are posting on Facebook that Giano (aka Ian) Lujan passed away last week.
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With Love for Detroit: Inside the New 5 Mag

The making of God Said Give Em Drum Machines, plus Rees Urban on Dam Swindle & 10 years of Heist, Lauren Krieger on Nala, Ultra Naté, Steve Mill and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag, out now.

Wannabe influencers are pretending to be house music producers to get Instagram verified

Paid-for interviews and profiles were also part of the scheme which involved looping bad electronic music to leverage fake Spotify engagement.
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Larry Heard & Robert Owens win vs Trax Records

The Guardian carries the story that the lawsuit by Larry Heard and Robert Owens against Trax Records has been settled.
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Detroit techno doc “God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines” debuted at Tribeca

An auspicious premiere for this techno documentary of "mismanaged success, damaged friendships, ascendant beats & raw inspiration" in 1980s Detroit.
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This is 5 Mag Issue 200

Milestone issue as we celebrate our 17th anniversary with Ron Trent, Black Loops, John Digweed & Nick Muir, Todd Edwards, Rebecca Goldberg, Elisa Bee and more.
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Levon Vincent stalks a ghostly Berlin on “Silent Cities”

The artist's fourth album marks a stunning departure from music for clubs to music for dreams.

Mark Fleischman, ex-owner of Studio 54, has died today

Former club owner and author Mark Fleischman chose to end his life by assisted suicide in Switzerland.
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Daniel Avery’s new album a “distorted fever dream of a record”

Ultra Truth is "intentionally heavy and dense... Riled, determined and alive."
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Hardkiss Lives: New remixes of ’90s rave anthem “Raincry”

Öona Dahl, Gavin Hardkiss, David Christopher and SABO remix Scott Hardkiss' '90s rave anthem "Raincry."
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Kanye sued for sampling house music classic “Move Your Body” 22 times

A lawsuit filed Wednesday lights up Kanye West for alleged "blatant exploitation" of Marshall Jefferson's house music classic on "Flowers" from Donda 2.

The Love for DJ Deeon

Chicago house and ghetto house legend DJ Deeon is in the hospital and asking for prayers tonight.
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#Reinvention – Inside the New 5 Mag

Dance System, Lester Fitzpatrick, Roots Underground, Levon Vincent, Dave Lee, Daniel Avery & more inside 5 Mag Issue 199, out now.

#Expansion – Inside the new 5 Mag

Louie Vega's love letter to NYC nightlife, the legend and Gil Scott-Heron collaborator Brian Jackson, Beretta Music and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag.

New Event: 5 Mag welcomes Terry Hunter to Smartbar June 4

5 Mag welcomes Chicago house legend Terry Hunter with Czboogie & Duke Shin for a Saturday night special on June 4 2022 at Smartbar.
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Sonicly promises a fair deal for crowdfunding projects

After PledgeMusic's demise, a new platform emerges, designed specifically for musicians. Will it be any different than the last?

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