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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.

Marshall Jefferson Comes Home for A Classic Christmas with SpyBar & 5 Mag

This is your invite: Chicago House Music pioneer Marshall Jefferson comes home on Friday December 21 with Chip E., Stacy Kidd and Andrew Emil, hosted by Czarina from 5 Mag.

5 Mag Loves Disco! Welcome to the New Issue!

Our love of disco knows no bounds! The new issue of 5 Mag with more than 100 pages of disco heat, starring Danny Krivit, Linda Clifford, Nick The Record, Dr. Packer, Boogie Nite, Marcel Vogel and more!

David Morales Released WITHOUT Charges

"David is well and has asked that we pass on his love and gratitude to all those who have shown their support" according to a statement from his management.

Red Bull Cut Their Prizes for DJs, So This DJ is Crowdfunding Them Himself

Since Red Bull stopped paying cash prizes to winners of their 3Style contest, DJ Konflikt stepped forward to raise the funds himself.

David Guetta Responds to Worldwide Internet Roasting & Still Doesn’t Get It

Meme victim David Guetta (and his handlers) get put on blast after Nightline claim that he "brought house music to America" by pointing out that he bought Farley's records once.

ABC’s Nightline Says David Guetta “Helped Bring House Music to the US”

Is this real life or a reboot of Spinal Tap?

What’s Next After David Morales Was Arrested in Japan?

A primer on the Japanese legal process and zero-tolerance drug laws in light of David Morales' arrest in Japan last week.

Even Jeff Sessions Admits the RAVE Act is Killing People

The legacy of Drug War hysteria is still claiming lives via the RAVE Act, a terrible law that has had even worse consequences. Sign the petition and maybe we can annoy Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer and the other sponsors of the RAVE Act to help change it.

Black Coffee Wants to Make the Music Industry Work for Africa

Four years in the making, the South African dance music star is putting his activism on the line with a new platform made by and for Africa called GongBox.

Chicago Is Becoming the Tiny Town from Footloose Where It’s Illegal To Dance

Another day, another closure. Who would want to open a nightclub in Chicago?

Beyond Heaven Showcases ’80s Chicago House Music Party Flyers

Beyond Heaven: Chicago House Party Flyers from 1983 to 1989 is now available for the Old School lover in your life.

David Morales versus Kanye West

House legend David Morales heatedly accuses Kanye West of directly stealing the bassline of a 25 year old remix he did for "What Is This Thing Called Love."

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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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