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BeatBox is a Drum Machine in a Cardboard Box

BeatBox - the instagram sensation DIY drum machine in a cardboard box - is blowing out its Kickstarter in its first day.
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Ready Steady Go! Issue 137 of 5 Magazine Out Now

Featuring Demuir, DJ Heather, Dan X and Lil'Mark of Apollo Music Group, Igor Jadranin, a DJ's guide to Mixcloud, Roland's big retro-futurism day and more.

Mark de Clive-Lowe Brings Native Instruments Workshop to SAE Institute

Musician, producer and composer Mark de Clive-Lowe is kicking off a nationwide tour of free workshops across the United States, which pulls into Chicago this April 18. Native Instruments and SAE Institute are sponsors for...
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Kate Simko & Tevo Howard Team Up for a New Album

Two of Chicago’s finest are collaborating together on a new album from Sasha’s rejuvenated Last Night On Earth label. PolyRhythmic is the title of the forthcoming LP from Chicago’s Kate Simko and Tevo Howard -...

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...
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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...

Chicago House Legend Mark Grant Visits LA August 25

Mark Grant is back on the road, visiting downtown Los Angeles for a True House LA event with Doc Link, plus Joel DeMarzo, 1st Nature, Lacey Harris and Juliet Mendoza.

Beatport Sold to EDM Mogul Robert FX Sillerman

With faceless artists making disposable tracks based on anonymous samples for a dishonest percentage of a pathetic gross, it's somehow appropriate that Beatport has a new owner who has declined comment and will probably...
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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.
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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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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"...

On Daphne, and Men and Women in Dance Music

DAPHNE PRESENTS. Those two words have preceded a whole group of events in Chicago this month, tied around them like a silk ribbon or repeated like a whole block of metal type. "Daphne" refers...

Moodymann Remixes Ralf Gum’s “With Her Hand”

Ralf Gum always provides heavy ammunition for his DJs. The third single from his 2014 album In My City dropped yesterday in promo release on Traxsource with a surprising mix from Detroit's Kenny Dixon,...
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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.
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Chicago’s North Halsted Street is Now “Honorary Ralphi Rosario Blvd”

Chicago honors pioneering DJ and Grammy-nominated producer Ralphi Rosario with an honorary street sign dedication on North Halsted in Boystown.

Bandcamp Just Opened Up Subscriptions for Everyone

The coolest site for selling music and merchandise just got even cooler. Bandcamp - the marketplace that allows artists to sell their shit and then gets out of the way - has opened up...

I-Robots Reconstructs Techno Classics for The Detroit People Mover EP

Our friend and fearless ally I-Robots (aka Gianluca Pandullo) has announced the release of his forthcoming The Detroit People Mover EP, featuring I-Robots "reconstructions" of classic material from Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Orlando...
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UK Gets Its First Vinyl Charts

The growth of the market for new vinyl has lead to the UK's main chart-making firm to re-introduce vinyl charts just ahead of Record Store Day 2015. OfficialCharts.com - the official website of the self-described...
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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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Giorgio Moroder is 78 and Just Announced His First Live Tour

One of the most influential musicians in history, Giorgio Moroder will appear with a live band at several dates in 2019. Donna Summer will appear on screen and in sync.

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Soela: Resonance

5 Mag is in love with the sound of Elina Shorokhova, aka Soela. The Berlin-based DJ and producer talks to Lauren Krieger and plays some dope wax for our latest 5 Mag Mix.
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Soela – A 5 Mag Mix 89

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