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Theaster Gates’ New Art Space to Host Frankie Knuckles’ Record Collection

We heard about this earlier this year but the cat is out of the bag. ArtNews posted a story about Chicago artist Theaster Gates, who we'd been informed discretely was working with the late...

The Record Store’s Revenge: Hard Times for MP3 Sellers

Unless you're Amazon and the market takes your lack of interest in making a profit with good-hearted cheer, this is a tough time to be selling goods in the music industry. It's even harder...
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Whatever Happened to Judy Cheeks?

Remember Judy Cheeks? The preacher's daughter and supremely underrated vocalist can make a fair claim to having been one the most versatile and enduring dance music vocalist of the last 30 years. Example: Judy released...

Danny Krivit Celebrates 10 Years of 718 Sessions

Danny Krivit, who played for his first dancefloor four years before I was born, is celebrating a number of milestones this month. In preparation for one of them, Nervous Records is releasing a new...

The Last Dance: Southport Weekender to Shut Down

Twenty-eight years after it began, the organizers behind the world's largest soulful music event have announced that they're packing it in. With "heartfelt sadness," Alex and Dave said in a statement that it was time...

Bandcamp Just Opened Up Subscriptions for Everyone

The coolest site for selling music and merchandise just got even cooler. Bandcamp - the marketplace that allows artists to sell their shit and then gets out of the way - has opened up...

Cop Jeremy Sylvester’s Sound in Back to 95 Producer Pack Volume 3

If you're going to use sample pack beats, you may as well go to the source. Both Rick Wade and, to the point of this piece, friend of 5 Mag Jeremy Sylvester have dropped...

Beatport Partners With Spotify

The streaming world continues to shift and warp, this time teaming up two ostensible competitors in the name of taking on Apple's curated playlists. Beatport has announced a partnership with Spotify, according to a release,...
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Get Behind This: DJ Rashad Tribute in Chicago Thursday May 15

DJ Rashad's friends are coming together on Thursday May 15 at Evil Olive for a tribute to the fallen juke & footwork producer and DJ, presented by Evil Olive with Teklife and Paul Johnson. Scheduled...
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Colette Releases Candy Talk Dubs Vol 1

Chicago's DJ Colette has released Dubs Vol 1, a set of five dubs representing five years of releases for the Chicago House Music DJ, producer and impresario's Candy Talk Records. Among the tracks are...
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Stream All Three Days of Spring Awakening

For those of you who are out of town, you’re in luck. Spring Awakening just announced that they are teaming up with T-Mobile to bring you the official livestream for this year's Spring Awakening...

Chicago House Legend Roy Davis Jr Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis

Updated: A gofundme campaign has been set up by some good people to assist Roy Davis Jr. Click here to find out more. Our friend, a wonderful producer and a stalwart of the Chicago scene,...

We Lost a Giant of a Man: Phuture’s Earl Smith, Jr

Earl Smith, Jr.'s obituary will mention his role in the creation of Acid House. We remember him for so much more.
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Jamie 3:26 is Now a Resident at Djoon

The Chicago House DJ will also be playing the Djoon Experience Boat Party at Suncebeat and The Djoon Experience Festival in Sicily.
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Soul Survivors: Inside the New Issue of 5 Magazine

The life and times of John Morales, German DJ/Producer YENI, the musical renaissance of Detroit's Filthiest and more inside 5 Magazine Issue 157, out now!

The People That Ruined Radio Are Ruining The Company That Ruined Radio

IHeartMedia, formerly Clear Channel, just filed the 30th largest bankruptcy in history with $20 billion in debt.
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That Fyre Festival Guy Says He Has Untreated Mental Illness

His lawyers also say Billy McFarland suffers from "severe alcohol abuse."

In The Groove: Welcome to the New Issue of 5 Mag

Bigger, thicker, stronger: a completely redesigned 5 Mag and our longest issue ever with features on underground legend Danny J. Lewis, DJ Aakmael, Pirate Radio, Streaming in Africa, the history of the 808 and its clones, new podcasts, reviews and more.

Paul Johnson Announces Dance Mania x Relief Records Tour

Chicago House Music legend Paul Johnson announces available dates for sets based on his Dance Mania and Relief-era sound.
Rick Wilhite

Rick Wilhite at Rhythmatic Tonight

Detroit's Rick Wilhite, wants to know what you see, makes an appearance in Chicago tonight, a cool Wednesday night at Scotty Brandon and Michael Serafini's Rhythmatic residency at SmartBar (3730 N. Clark Street, 10pm-4am)....

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Serial Plagiarist FLOD Caught Again – and His Entire Discography May...

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.
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