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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.

Remembering Chicago’s Legendary DJ Amar

Friends and fans pay tribute to Chicago techno, house and ghetto house producer and pioneer DJ Amar who died on Monday.

Out of Time: Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag

Bruce Tantum on American Techno maestro Shawn Rudiman, Soul Clap launches a new label, Kastle, DJ Moppy and Melodymann and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag, out now.
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Legendary New York DJ Jason Jinx Has Passed Away

NYC DJ, producer, NASA resident and original STORMrave DJ Jason Jinx has passed away.

Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 Chicago House Music Festival

Save the date : May 23 - May 25 2019 we're going back to Millennium Park, and Tony Humphries, Marshall Jefferson, Chip E. and Reel People are coming with.

Techno, UFOs & Legends of the Chicago Underground

Inside the new issue of 5 Mag with Ellen Allien, Nachtbraker and Kelly G.

PledgeMusic Is Falling Apart

PledgeMusic has just admitted they're at least 90 days behind in paying out artists. This looks a lot like a sinking ship.
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Back in The High Life – Inside the New 5 Mag

Detroit Swindle on the cover, Faze Action and Lonely C of Soul Clap and a whole lot more on the inside of 5 Mag Issue 168, out now.
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New Frankie Knuckles Album Is On Its Way

The definitive Director's Cut collection of collaborations between Eric Kupper and Frankie Knuckles kicks off with a 12" release of Baby Wants To Ride with a Jimmy Edgar remix.

Serial Plagiarist FLOD Caught Again – and His Entire Discography May Be Phony

Dance music producer FLOD, aka Flavio Lodetti, was stealing tracks as early as 2010, and his entire discography may be based on fraud, deception and lies.

Prolific Producer FLOD Accused of Massive Plagiarism Spree

To Catch a Track Thief: Flavio Lodetti aka FLOD has a long discography. Many of the tracks are note-for-note copies of other people's work.

Another Big, Big Issue: Inside the New 5 Magazine

Dan Curtin on the cover and electronic music around the world with Ron Basejam (Crazy P), Anna Tur (Ibiza), Eddie Niguel (Singapore), Michael Donaldson & 8D Industries inside the latest issue of 5 Mag, out now.
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One In A Million: Remembering Paul Trouble Anderson

This is heartbreaking news. After many battles with cancer, DJ and dance music legend Paul Trouble Anderson has died.

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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.

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