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Save the Frankie Knuckles Mural!

For the last 16 months, the smiling face of the most wonderful man in Chicago has greeted travelers on the El from atop a building at Fullerton and California. Recently, however, the Frankie Knuckles mural...

Pure Love for the Music: Inside 5 Mag 162

D'Marc Cantu, T. Williams, Christopher Coe, Nat Wendell, Prince Airick and more inside 5 Magazine's bulging new issue 162, out now!
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Moulton Reissues Johnny Fiasco and Heather’s Soundz (Free DL)

San Francisco-based label Moulton Music has reissued a track from Chicago's Johnny Fiasco and Heather with a new set of remixes. "Soundz" was originally released in 2004 on Uniform Recordings, pairing up two of the...
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Chicago House Producer Andre Harris Passed Away

We've just received the sad and shocking news that Andre Harris - long a mainstay of the Chicago House scene - passed away last week. The announcement was made in a joint statement by Roy...
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Songwriters to Get a 44% Raise from Streaming Giants

"The largest rate increase in history": Songwriters and publishers are due to get an increase in their rate from Apple, Spotify, Pandora and others.

Housepitality SF Returns to Chicago for Housepit CHI

The new Tuesday night residency Housepit CHI from the Housepitality SF crew launches April 3 at East Room.

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,...
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Why Kids Don’t Dance Anymore (as revealed to me by Steve Angello of Swedish...

So I was watching this somewhat interesting 10 minute mini-documentary from Size TV on Steve Angello. There are scenes of him fiddling around in his studio, performing at a gig in Brazil and speaking...

DJ Psycho Hosts a Funkadelic Pre-Release Party

Detroit Techno Militia and Deep Space Radio resident DJ Psycho will host an exclusive pre-release live broadcast of Funkadelic Reworked by Detroiters on October 22 2017.

Boiler Room Live Celebrates the Technics 1200s

Broadcast live January 7 with Kenny Dope, Derrick May, Cut Chemist and DJ Koco aka Shimokita.
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First Look at Brawther’s Endless LP on Balance

Brawther has opened the kimono on the tracklist of Endless, his quasi-album/compilation to be released on 3x12" vinyl and on CD by Chicago's Balance in April. Endless made up of material from Brawther's previous Balance...

You’re Invited to a Secret Daytime Party with Colette

This Friday July 26, Flavorpill is launching a new daytime party series held at venues throughout Chicago - and day one features our lady of the, er, mid-day, Ms. Colette. The theory is that you...
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Andrea True, The One True Porno Disco Queen

Tom Moulton joins the Rialto Report to talk about Andrea True, the disco star and adult film star from the Golden Age of Porn.
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That Fyre Festival Guy Gets SIX YEARS in Prison

Today we mark the death of a meme: Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland was sentenced today to six years in prison for fraud.

You Can Be In The Video by the Voice of House Music’s Greatest Anthem

Chuck Roberts is working with Terry Hunter and Monique Bingham and shooting a video for their new single in Chicago.

Twitter’s Investment in SoundCloud Has Been Wiped Out

SoundCloud continues devouring giant piles of money - including nearly all of the $70 million invested by Twitter.

Vincent Montana, Jr., Pioneer of the Philadelphia Sound, Passed Away Today

We first heard it from a Facebook post from Jellybean, and it looks like the news is true. Vincent Montana Jr, a producer, arranger, conductor, musician, founder of the Disco era Salsoul Orchestra and...

Roland Files for Trademark Protection of 303 and 808 Designs

Trademark filings in Germany suggest Roland is firing a warning shot to Behringer and other clonemakers of their classic Roland hardware.

Prodigy Frontman Keith Flint Has Died

Keith Flint brought a punk rock ferocity to dance music that punk rock no longer had. The Prodigy frontman was found dead this morning on March 4 2019 of apparent suicide.

Time Out’s List of the Top 10 House DJs of All Time Is Completely...

Any list that doesn't have Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy in the top two can be safely ignored.

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HYPERACTIVE – Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag

Chicago techno godfather Hyperactive, plus Red Rack'em, Manuel Tur (5 Mag Mix), Ten Trax and more in the new issue of 5 Mag, out now.
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