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5 Mag Issue 187 cover with Monty Luke

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.
5 Mag Issue 186 Cover with Christina Chatfield and As You Like It

Forward: 5 Mag Issue 186 Released

The inside history of Bay Area stalwarts As You Like It, Seven Davis, Jr., Mike Huckaby and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag.
Fingers Inc

Trax Records attempts to dismiss most of Larry Heard & Robert Owens lawsuit

Heard and Owens' lawsuit alleged decades of copyright infringement, fraud and claimed they hadn't received "a single accounting or payment" from Trax.
Candido obituary

Cándido: Revolutionary, the Thousand Finger Man and the Hands of Fire

One of the most important percussionists in history has died. Cándido Camero changed popular music forever - and almost invented house music along the way.
5 Mag Issue 185

Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag

Live from the underground - inside 5 Mag #185 with Tensnake, Joi Cardwell, the death of Detroit's Packard Plant Project, the Politik and more.
5 Mag Issue 184 cover

The Art of Nostalgia: Inside the New 5 Mag

Getting deep in the new issue with The Reflex, Michael Zuker, Amy Douglas, James Duncan, Shamrock Guitor and more.
Erick Morillo

DJ and producer Erick Morillo has died

In shocking news, house music DJ and producer Erick Morillo was found dead by police this morning in Miami Beach.
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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Namaste Bros: superstar DJs and plague raves in paradise

The party never ended for the rich - or the superstar DJs capitalizing on slack lockdowns in Mexico.

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