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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!
Andrew Weatherall

Music and DJ Icon Andrew Weatherall Passed Away Today

The term "tastemaker DJ" was made for Andy Weatherall and should probably be retired now.
Michael Procter

Remembering Legendary Vocalist Michael Procter

The voice of definitive house music classics "Deliver Me" and "Love Don't Live" has passed away.
5 Mag Issue 179 Cover

Soul Power: Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag!

25 years of Compost Records, the most important electronic music label of the last 25 years, plus Soulphiction, Marco Faraone and more inside the latest issue of 5 Mag, out now.
Crystal Waters Hifi Sean in 5 Magazine

Out Now: Crystal Waters + Hifi Sean in the New 5 Mag

Music & Art in a Time of Political Despair, plus 15 years of Dirt Crew Recordings, Chicago homegrown house music savant John Simmons and more inside 5 Mag #178, out now.
808 State by Michael England

Out Now: 808 State in the New 5 Mag

The legendary 808 State, plus mixes and interviews with thatmanmonkz, Soela and more in 5 Mag 177, out today.
John Moralesvideo

New Documentary on Disco Legend John Morales

Disco Confessions shines a deserved spotlight on one of the most important music icons of the last 50 years.
Boiler Room Is Changing, But DJs Turning Knobs Is Forever

Boiler Room Is Changing

Boiler Room - the broadcasting platform which brought the party (and DJs turning knobs) into living rooms around the world - is changing. The company has unveiled parts of a new business model involving "brand fee/royalties" and a quasi-franchised version of the Boiler Room experience coming to a town near you.
Cinthie; photo by Marie Staggat

Everything That You Love: Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag

5 Mag presents our new issue with Krystal Rodriguez's profile of Cinthie, mixes from Marshall Applewhite and Matt Masters, Chicago House with Stripped & Chewed Records and more.
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BeatBox is a Drum Machine in a Cardboard Box

BeatBox - the instagram sensation DIY drum machine in a cardboard box - is blowing out its Kickstarter in its first day.

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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.

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