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Annex Celebrates Its Final Weekend

RIP to one of the most iconic locations in Chicago House Music history.
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Techno Fans Rage at EDM “Garbage” at Movement

People have some issues with Diplo at Movement 2018.

5 Mag Love! Kerri Chandler in the New Issue of 5 Magazine

Issue #130 of 5 Magazine is now available. 5 Magazine is published twice per month in our member's section for 5 Magazine subscribers. Who's On the Cover of Issue 130? 5 Mag staff selects our favorite...

Chicago Is Becoming the Tiny Town from Footloose Where It’s Illegal To Dance

Another day, another closure. Who would want to open a nightclub in Chicago?
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Dimitri from Paris Preparing Epic CHIC Remixes

Dimitri From Paris presents Le Chic Remix, coming in June 2018 from Glitterbox Recordings.

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...

Love Is Still The Message: The Gallery 1977 on DVD

We have a lot of retrospectives, a lot of interviews, a lot of tributes and talismans of respect paid forward but not so many primary documents of the underground disco scene at its peak...
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Highland Park Police Release Moodymann Arrest Footage

In response to media pressure and public outrage, Highland Park Michigan police held an ad hoc press conference Thursday afternoon which showed the full arrest footage of Detroit legendary producer and DJ Moodymann.

PledgeMusic Is Falling Apart

PledgeMusic has just admitted they're at least 90 days behind in paying out artists. This looks a lot like a sinking ship.

Beatport is Launching a New Open Format DJ Site

Beatsource is a collaboration with DJcity and will launch in the summer.

DJ Spank-Spank from Phuture in Recovery Following Stroke

Earl Smith, known in the dance music community by the moniker DJ Spank-Spank from the legendary Acid House creators Phuture, suffered a stroke on Saturday and is currently in recovery following surgery. A post from...

Chicago’s Heart & Soul: Remembering Darrell Woodson

DJ, producer, inspirational figure and house music sage of Chicago, DJ Darrell Woodson has died.

Spotify is Treating Musicians Worse than Facebook Treats Its Users

Why is a music company so eager to make musicians poor? Spotify is taking songwriters to court and claws back millions in "overpaid" royalties.

New Variation of Ketamine To Be Approved for Treatment of Suicidal Patients

Better known as "club drug" Special K, ketamine has shown remarkable potential in treating depressed or suicidal patients.
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Meet Us at Movement 2017

Over 100 artists and more than 100,000 people in attendance, including us.
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Finally: Apple Music Welcomes DJ Mixes

How do you get your DJ mix on Apple Music? They'll surely let us know... any day now.

Queen! On the Road to Legendary

5 Magazine's Czarina Mirani goes behind the scenes of Queen!, the Sunday night residency at SmartBar, in Issue #122 of 5 Magazine, released September 2015 and available now.     Also in this issue: Teklife co-founder DJ...

EDM DJ Launches His Own Cryptocurrency

Don Diablo wants you to buy HEXCOIN.

Ron Trent, Louie Vega, Josh Milan Play an LA Grammy Jam

Huge event out in Los Angeles this Friday February 10 in honor of Louie Vega's Grammy nomination. Good luck Louie!

Steve Mill Mixes Forthcoming Burnt Deep Vol 2

UK-based producer Steve Mill is set to mix volume 2 of a new compilation series on Believe Housecrate. Burnt Deep features tracks from Detroit Swindle, Quell, Evan Iff and Andre Crom. Steve released his...

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Natasha Kitty Katt – A 5 Mag Disco Mix vol 83

Some are born for music, but Natasha Kitty Katt was born for disco. Listen to her new 5 Mag Mix.

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