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In Viral Petition, Black Artists Call for Black Madonna to Change Her Name

The petition by Monty Luke on Change.org has received hundreds of signatures, with endorsements from King Britt, Gene Farris, Kai Alcé, Ash Lauryn, Jon Dixon and more.
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Hunee Previews Tracks from His Debut Album Hunch Music

Notorious crate-digger Hunee will be making his debut as an album-based artist this Spring with the release of a somewhat experimental but thoroughly combustable LP, titled Hunch Music. Rush Hour has shared a short "trailer"...

Chicago nightlife legend Dave Medusa has died

Dave Medusa, of the most influential promoters in the history of electronic music and Chicago music in general has passed away of natural causes.
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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...

Fyre Festival Is Like The War On Terror. It Will Never End.

Billy McFarland is laughing all the way from his jail cell as Netflix and Hulu get sucked into the disastrous festival's bankruptcy case.
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Shudder When You Say His Name: RIP Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider

Remembering the co-founder of Kraftwerk Florian Schneider who died of cancer "a few days" after his birthday on April 7 2020, according to the group.

Bandcamp Holds Another No Fee Holiday, Which is Great If You Still Have a...

May Day, May Day, May Day: Bandcamp to hold another no fee Friday on May 1st.

DJ Pierre Announces Monumental ACID TRACK Remix Project

KiNK, Paco Osuna, Kerri Chandler, Carl Craig and more to remix the acid house progenitor ACID TRACK marking DJ Pierre's 35 years in the business.
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DVS1 Named Artist In Residence at SmartBar

Every so often, talent and character come together in the same person. And while nobody will pay a $15 cover to hear a DJ's character, it's nice to know that the people you admire...
5 Mag Issue 139

Chicago Stories: Issue 139 of 5 Magazine

Jerome Baker, David Mancuso, Hanna Hais, Surface and Karen Copeland headline issue 139 of 5 Magazine. Get inside.

They Shoot DJs, Don’t They?

Responding to speculation after a series of cancelled shows in Europe this weekend, Detroit Techno pioneer and Metroplex founder Juan Atkins has revealed that he has been coping with "total kidney failure" caused by...

New Study: Teens Smoke Less Weed When It’s Legal

A nearly 10% decline in teen use followed recreational marijuana legalization, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association's JAMA Pediatrics.

PledgeMusic is Finished.

And it's done. PledgeMusic is slouching toward bankruptcy, according to founder Benji Rogers.
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Mayor: No Festivals or Mass Events Until 2021?

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is the latest public leader casting doubt on festivals, sports and other mass events returning this summer or even this year.

Deep(er) State: Inside the New 5 Magazine

Brawther's on the cover, Hifi Sean on the inside, Aathee Records on the move, Arturo Garces 5 Mag Mix, 5 Mag hips you to music premieres and why they just suck so hard, plus new music and reissues of the latest Deep House, Techno, Soulful House and more inside the new 5 Magazine, out now!
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Two New Spencer Kincy Mixes

Nick Calingaert has posted up a couple of new mixes -- more than three and a half hours -- of previously unknown (to the internet anyway) sets from Spencer Kincy aka Gemini. People We Love Spencer...
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Roland Drops Another Teaser Video for Aira: It’s Coming

Christ knows if Roland can still make a piece of world-changing machinery like the 808 or 909, but the company sure does know how to make a viral video. Following up on the frenzy...

Apple Confirms the End of iTunes

The company is splitting its iconic app into three parts, according to Craig Federighi at the 2019 World Wide Developer's Conference.

Rare Footage Surfaces of the Last Days of the Paradise Garage

An incredible, nearly two full hour video has surfaced online, purportedly from the closing week (August 22nd and 27th, 1987) of the Paradise Garage, one of the handful of classic coordinates of the earth...
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Moog Gives a Send Off to The Little Phatty Synth (Video)

Legendary synthesizer manufacturer Moog announced today the discontinuation of the oft-beloved "Little Phatty" synth, created in 2006 as a tribute to the life and legacy of founder Bob Moog. In a short documentary released today...

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The Root of the Issue: Inside the New 5 Mag

Monty Luke on BLM, Climate Change and Creating a Catalogue of Black Electronic Music, Brawther cover mix and more inside the latest issue of 5 Mag, out now.
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