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5 Mag Issue 183

Back To Life: New Issue of 5 Mag

Phenomenal Handclap Band, Boddhi Satva, Milly James + more inside the new issue of 5 Mag, out now.
frankie knuckles

The World Celebrates Frankie Knuckles Day 2020 with Virtual Concert

Eric Kupper, Mike Dunn, Billy Porter, Lady D and more on deck for DJ sets and live performances in tribute to Frankie Knuckles this August 25, 2020.

Chicago nightlife legend Dave Medusa has died

Dave Medusa, of the most influential promoters in the history of electronic music and Chicago music in general has passed away of natural causes.
Erick Morillo mugshot

Erick Morillo arrested for rape accusation in Miami Beach

Erick Morillo was arrested following an eight month investigation after a fellow DJ has accused Erick Morillo of sexual battery following a private party in December.

So they really threw a rave under a bridge in Brooklyn Saturday night

Governor Andrew Cuomo is on the warpath after footage emerged of an illicit rave held Saturday night under the Kosciuszko Bridge in Brooklyn.

Why we love and why we support DJ Deeon

Someone like Chicago ghetto house & low end legend DJ Deeon only comes around once in a generation.
Cajmere Photo

Newspaper Prints Chicago House Themed Crossword Puzzle

Jim Daley of Chicago's South Side Weekly has composed a crossword puzzle with clues themes from Chicago House Music history.
DJ D2A Brian Rosin

Chicago DJ D2A Found Dead Two Months After Being Charged in Wife’s Murder

Brian Rosin aka DJ D2A was found dead by police on Saturday morning. The DJ/producer had been charged in May for the smothering death of his wife during a mushroom trip.

In Viral Petition, Black Artists Call for Black Madonna to Change Her Name

The petition by Monty Luke on Change.org has received hundreds of signatures, with endorsements from King Britt, Gene Farris, Kai Alcé, Ash Lauryn, Jon Dixon and more.
Fingers Inc

Larry Heard & Robert Owens are Suing Trax Records

Chicago House Music pioneers Larry Heard and Robert Owens have filed a multi-million dollar copyright infringement suit against Trax Records and defendant Rachael Cain.
Beyond Heaven Vol II

More Classic Chicago House Flyers in Beyond Heaven Vol 2

New book showcases party flyers from back in the day - Chicago from 1981 to 1992 - and snapshots from ground zero of house music's origins.
Jorge Caiado

Vitality: Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag

Jorge Caiado, Erick Morillo, John Digweed, Tee Mango and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag, out now!
Florian Schneider

Shudder When You Say His Name: RIP Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider

Remembering the co-founder of Kraftwerk Florian Schneider who died of cancer "a few days" after his birthday on April 7 2020, according to the group.
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Governor: No Music Festivals, Gatherings of 50+ Until Vaccine or Zero Infections

The state announced its plan for reopening on Tuesday including guidance on when bars, movie theaters, restaurants and festivals can come back.
Ron Hardy

Chicago House Pioneers Launch Ron Hardy Memorial Fundraiser

Chicago House pioneers lead by the Chosen Few and the Frankie Knuckles Foundation are holding a fundraiser to purchase a stone for Ron Hardy's grave.
Tony Allen via tonyallenafrobeat.com

Tony Allen Has Died: “Perhaps The Greatest Drummer Who Ever Lived”

Legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen has died in Paris. Known for his collaborations with Fela Kuti, Hugh Masekela, Art Blakey, Jeff Mills and more, a cause of death was not reported.
Mike Huckaby

Detroit Techno Pioneer Mike Huckaby Has Died

Connect Bookings, which represents Detroit producer Mike Huckaby, posted earlier today that Huckaby has passed away.

Users Are Not Happy About Rekordbox 6’s Monthly Fees

It's no longer possible to pay a one-time upgrade fee for rekordbox 6 and customers of Pioneer hardware are pretty pissed about it.
Larry Sherman

Trax Records Founder Larry Sherman Dies of Heart Failure

Chicago House label Trax Records' founder Larry Sherman died of heart failure over Passover.

Future/Classical: Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag!

The journey of Kate Simko, plus Rudosa's fave acid tracks, mixes from Emmaculate and Microdot and more inside 5 Mag Issue 180, out now!

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The Root of the Issue: Inside the New 5 Mag

Monty Luke on BLM, Climate Change and Creating a Catalogue of Black Electronic Music, Brawther cover mix and more inside the latest issue of 5 Mag, out now.
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