Our December 2014 Issue: Mark Farina. Hot Since 82. Kevin Starke. Country Club Disco
5 Magazine closes out 2014 with a visit to an old friend. Issue #113 is out now, featuring Mark Farina on the culture and craft of modern DJing. Mark will be appearing this December 27...
Every Music Platform Wants To Be Your Distributor
Following the lead of Spotify, SoundCloud gets into the (almost) free distribution game.
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...
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...
In the Middle of Pride Month, the Chicago White Sox Will Celebrate Disco Demolition....
Just steps from the church where the late Frankie Knuckles was memorialized, the Chicago White Sox will commemorate Disco Demolition Night this Thursday.
The “Goldman Sachs DJ” lost $10 million this week
The board docked David Solomon (aka "DJ D-Sol" for the terminally corny) for his bank's role in the 1MDB scandal. Thankfully it's only 1/3rd of his salary.
Take a Virtual Video Tour of the Private Roland Museum
Iconic music manufacturer Roland offers you the chance to tour their glorious private museum from the comfort of your couch.
Chicago Dance Club Neo Moves All Operations to Debonair
Legendary Chicago underground music club Neo has announced that it's pulling up stakes and moving all operations to Debonair Social Club in Wicker Park beginning in August 2015. Following initial reports by Red Eye and...
Frankie Knuckles Day is August 25
Celebrate Frankie Knuckles Day in Chicago with the Frankie Knuckles Foundation and Untitled for a benefit with Maad Soul and Terry Hunter.
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.
Chicago Announces Next Round of Festival Cancellations
The city of Chicago has cancelled all special events until Labor Day in the latest update to coronavirus cancellations.
Chicago’s Frankie Knuckles Mural Will Return in August 2018
After a long saga, Chicago's overnight landmark - the Frankie Knuckles Mural raised in the days following his death - will return in 2018.
Bandcamp acquired by Fortnite’s Epic Games
Shocking the industry, Epic Games - publisher of Fortnite and Unreal Engine - has purchased Bandcamp, the leading independent artist platform. What now?
Remembering Frankie. 5 Magazine’s January 2015 Issue
Welcome to 2015 and Issue #114 of 5 Magazine. This month, we remember Frankie Knuckles on what would have been his 60th birthday with David Morales, Frankie's Def Mix partner and his brother. "If any...
Remembering Chicago’s Legendary DJ Amar
Friends and fans pay tribute to Chicago techno, house and ghetto house producer and pioneer DJ Amar who died on Monday.
SoundCloud Thinks Streaming Is the Future of DJing
The internet wants to be in everything, including your DJ set. SoundCloud is preparing to repackage itself as a streaming service for pro DJs.
Watch Tortured Soul Streamed Live at The Shrine Tonight
The boys from Tortured Soul are back in town at The Shrine tonight. You knew that. What you didn't know is that the show will be streamed live starting at 11:30pm Chicago time at...
Wanna Make a Track with Green Velvet?
Green Velvet is doing a spin on the (at this point, tired) remix contest. According to an image posted up on his Instagram, the Chicago producer, also and always known as Cajmere, is inviting young...
Minneapolis Scene Remembers Adam Thorpe
Services will be held on Saturday for Adam Thorpe, the Minneapolis-based DJ and promoter and fixture of the Midwest rave scene in the 1990s who was killed on February 5 2019 at the age of 39.
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...