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How NYC’s Mix Shows Inspired Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

"All the guys back then - Frankie Knuckles, David Morales, Louie Vega - I brought that all into how we wanted to do the show."

Goodbye to Chicago’s favorite dancefloor warrior, Anuj Patel

A true member of the Chicago House music community, he was the light that lit up every dancefloor that he graced. He had infinite energy, endless positivity and the best sense of humor. We will miss you Anuj.
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Get Behind This: DJ Rashad Tribute in Chicago Thursday May 15

DJ Rashad's friends are coming together on Thursday May 15 at Evil Olive for a tribute to the fallen juke & footwork producer and DJ, presented by Evil Olive with Teklife and Paul Johnson. Scheduled...
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Roland Explains Why Their 303 Cloud Emulator Is Better

There is not a "new TB-303" on the horizon, but the creators of the Cloud version of the 303 are explaining the tech behind the new "virtual instrument."
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The Community Shows Love for Boyd Jarvis

DJs, producers and fans from across the house music scene pay tribute to the late Boyd Jarvis this weekend.

ABC’s Nightline Says David Guetta “Helped Bring House Music to the US”

Is this real life or a reboot of Spinal Tap?
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Massive Attack Shut Down Facebook Page in Protest

The #deletefacebook movement picks up its highest profile endorsement as Massive Attack "temporarily withdraws" from Facebook.

Happy Birthday! 5 Mag Issue 136 is Out Now

DJ Spen, Phil Kieran, Mateo and Matos and more highlight 5 Mag's 11 year anniversary issue.
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FIRST WAVE of Guests for Chosen Few Picnic 2019

Making their debut: David Morales and vocalists Thelma Houston, Taana Gardner and Lady Alma for the Chosen Few Picnic 2019, held in Chicago for 29 years running.

Spring Awakening Is Moving to Poplar Creek This Summer

Spring Awakening, the Midwest's largest electronic music festival, is going to the Chicago 'burbs this June.

BENJI: Chicago House Music History… on ESPN

The best documentary about Chicago House Music is contained in a 5 minute segment of a film about a basketball player.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esCHW1ylEHQ   Benji is a feature documentary from film making tandem Coodie and Chike which made...
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It’s Karizma’s Birthday and He Has a Present For You

DJ, producer and proud freak from Planet B*more, House legend Karizma has released the next edition of his Beats & Bobs series for free as a gift to DJs and fans for his birthday. Beats...
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Moby Is Selling 200 Drum Machines From His Kit

Moby is selling off nearly 200 drum machines from his collection at his official Reverb shop.
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The Day Dance Mania Took Over Boiler Room Chicago (Complete Audio and Video)

(Massive respect here to Davey Dave, Ray Barney and Parris Mitchell and all of those off-camera that done the damn thing.) Preserving this for posterity in one spot: all video and audio mixes of the...

Purple Rain This Weekend at The Vic in Chicago

It's happening around the country and now "purple fever" is coming to Chicago too. The famed Brew and View at The Vic Theatre (3145 N. Sheffield Avenue) is playing Prince's seminal musical for everyone...

Basement Boys Join the Line-up of Chicago’s 2018 Chosen Few Picnic & Festival

Karizma, DJ Spen and Teddy Douglas join Ralphi Rosario, Sheree Hicks and the Chosen Few DJs at this year's Chosen Few Picnic and House Music Festival.

Complete Silver Room Block Party Lineup

This Saturday (that's July 21 2012) is an important milestone for a Chicago treasure - the Silver Room's 10th Annual Sound System Block Party, Wicker Park's favorite and most eclectic free festival of the...

Panel with Fab 5 Freddy, Afterset with Ron Trent Added to Chicago House Dance...

Immediately following the House Dance Masterclass on Friday May 25 2018, prepare for a panel with Hip Hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy and an afterset with Ron Trent leading into the night.
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UKG2.0: Get Inside the New Issue of 5 Magazine

Todd Edwards, MJ Cole, Snazzy Trax, Ples Jones and more in part two of 5 Magazine's three issue series on the artists, sound and influence of UK Garage.
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Vinyl Isn’t Dead: A Record-Setting Record Store Day

Streaming be damned: we just had the third-largest sales week for vinyl albums since Neilsen's SoundScan launched in 1991.

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Love for the Underground – Inside the New Issue of 5...

Timmy Regisford and Soul Clap mixes, Bonobo on Outlier, A Man Called Adam, Toy Tonics, James "Jack Rabbit" Martin and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag. Members Only.

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