Frankie Knuckles

Breaking: Frankie Knuckles Has Passed Away

Update #2 - This Entire Scene Was Frankie's Dance Floor: Frankie Knuckles, 1955-2014 ---- Update - Apologies to everyone. We published the below note at about 9:30pm CDT. By 9:45, the site had crashed from the...

Out Now! 5 Magazine’s Issue 125/December 2015

Issue #125 of 5 Magazine is now available. Inside this issue: DJ Psycho: Greatly loved, highly outspoken and a madman behind the tables: Czarina Mirani talks to Dezi Magby, aka DJ Psycho from Detroit. Richard Earnshaw:...

Help Colonel Abrams

Item: An appeal from House Music legend Marshall Jefferson on behalf of Colonel Abrams. The multifaceted performer on more classic tracks than any man could count is in "dire straits" after both health and...

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,...

2015 Chosen Few Picnic Lineup Announced

The Chosen Few DJs have announced the line-up for the 2015 Chosen Few Picnic. Louie Vega and Kenny Dope (Masters at Work, NYC) are among the guests at this year's event -- the 25th annual,...

Chicago Fire Guts Producer’s Studio and Home

On July 24, a fire ripped through a building in the 128 North Campbell in Chicago. It was home to a number of artists, eclectic businesses as well as a couple who were celebrating...

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...
Judy Cheeks

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
Frankie Knuckles

Frankie Knuckles Begins Chicago Residency This Sunday at Queen

Someone with fewer fried brain cells than I will have to answer the question of when Frankie Knuckles last had a residency in Chicago (it's certainly happened since the PowerPlant, hasn't it?) But he has...
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Ron Trent and Timmy Regisford Headline 2013 Silver Room Block Party

No rest for the weary: After the Chosen Few Picnic, Wavefront, Westfest (and with House of Sol still yet to come), July's amazing line-up of Chicago outdoor events continues July 20th with the 11th...

Rejoice: Hardkiss is Back

Nearly a year following the death of Scott Hardkiss, his fellow producers, DJs and legendary collaborators Gavin and Robbie Hardkiss have partnered with Scott's widow, Stephanie, to re-christen Hardkiss Music as a record label...

Save SSRadio

SSRadio, one of the leading House music radio stations on the Internet, is facing closure due to the financial pressures. SSRadio, which has been online since 2005 and specializes in deep & soulful House music,...
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Tortured Soul Preps New Album & Tour

Following the tragic death of keyboard player Ethan White, Tortured Soul has announced that the band will continue touring and details of their forthcoming studio album have emerged from shop listings overseas. Hot For Your...

5 Magazine’s Ten Year Anniversary Issue

5 Magazine marks our ten year anniversary, with a look back through a decade of covering Chicago's House Music scene and a look ahead by 12 industry insiders. What were some of the other names...
Tycho

Tycho Announces US Fall Tour

Tycho has announced an ambitious 2016 Fall Tour behind the release of the sweeping new single, Division.

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