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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...

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...

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...
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...
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5 Mag Announces Our 8 Year Anniversary Bash

Eight years is a long time - longer than we dared think we'd be around, publishing 5 Magazine month-to-month-to-month. In August 2013, we'll be publishing Issue #97 of 5 Magazine, and celebrating our 8th anniversary...

Tonight: The House That Chicago (and the LGBTQ Community) Built

It's always strange to see your favorite nightlife personalities outside of the ambience of the club, but tonight you'll be able to see them (and, provided your tinnitus isn't too bad, hear them) at...

5 Magazine Hits Issue #112 with Recloose, Psycho-Bitch & Sundae

The November 2014 Issue of 5 Magazine is now available! A deeper look inside this month's features: 5 Mag's Terry Matthew talks to Detroit-born DJ and producer Recloose. After 13 years in New Zealand, Recloose is...

And Now The Singers: More Chosen Few Picnic 2015 Announcements

Three days, three announcements representing the entire breadth of underground electronic music in the Midwest, from Chicago's Chosen Few Picnic to Movement in Detroit and Soulful House to Techno. Now comes the third announcement,...

Phil Free Art Has Passed Away

I have the sad duty to inform you that a superstar of the Midwest electronic music scene, Phil Pelipada - better known in music, dance and art circles as "Phil Free Art" - has...

People You Should Know: John Oudo

Who says you need to rely on big name remixers to get your music noticed? "When I started my label, I approached many artists for remixes and collaborations. But none of them ever got back...

New Documentary Trailer: Back In The House

A long trailer from a new documentary has surfaced on youtube, featuring classic scenes of New York City nightlife circa the mid 1990s, including Body and Soul, the Tunnel and more

Annex Celebrates Its Final Weekend

RIP to one of the most iconic locations in Chicago House Music history.

Free Moog Mother 32 Samples for Ableton Live Racks

Feed your synth addiction with Plaster's high quality Moog Mother 32 samples for Ableton Live Racks.

Moog Celebrates (Grand) Mother’s Day

The mad geniuses at Moog have brought to the world the next step in retro semi-modular synths: Grandmother.

God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines: A New Documentary on the History of Detroit...

A new documentary tells the story of Detroit Techno pioneers Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Eddie Fowlkes, Blake Baxter, and Santonio Echols.

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.

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Soela: Resonance

5 Mag is in love with the sound of Elina Shorokhova, aka Soela. The Berlin-based DJ and producer talks to Lauren Krieger and plays some dope wax for our latest 5 Mag Mix.
Soela, photo by Victor Kiktenko

Soela – A 5 Mag Mix 89

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