DJ Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson has passed away

There will never be another Paul Johnson. Ever.

#TheMission – Inside the new 5 Mag

Soul Clap, Nona Hendryx, 15 years of Burial and more in 5 Mag issue 191, out today.
Charivari Detroit 2021

Detroit’s finest: Charivari festival returns in August with its best line-up yet

Returning August 13, 14 & 15: all of your hero's heroes will be in Detroit for Charivari, the homegrown midwest festival.
Smartbar

Smartbar reopens: “We cannot wait to dance with you”

Chicago institution Smartbar will reopen starting this weekend for the first time in 16 months. Here's the line-up:
5 Mag Issue 190 featuring Franck Roger

#Rejuvenate – inside the new 5 Mag

Franck Roger, Ed Nine, Rodney Baker, Berlin under lockdown and more in the new issue of 5 Mag, out now.
Rodney Bakerr photo

Chicago House pioneer Rodney Bakerr has died

Rodney Baker, known professionally as Rodney Bakerr and the brilliant artist behind early Chicago label Rockin' House passed away last week.
Michel Baumann Soulphiction photo

Michel Baumann aka Soulphiction has died

Founder of Philpot and maker of wonderful things, Michel Baumann aka Soulphiction aka Jackmate has passed away after reporting a month ago he was undergoing chemotherapy.

#DieTrying – Inside the new 5 Mag

Josh Milan, Ashley Beedle, Terry Farley, Jackie Queens and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag.
Tim Baker DJ photo

Remembering Tim Baker, DJ

Detroit and longtime Chicago DJ, producer, designer and label owner Tim Baker passed away this weekend. This is how we'll remember him.
Masters at Work album artwork

Louie Vega & Kenny Dope are relaunching Masters At Work

Remastered catalog titles, mixes from the vault & the first new MAW single in more than 20 years, "Mattel," out April 2, 2021.
Black Motion 5 Mag Cover

RISING: Inside the new 5 Mag

Black Motion are rising, plus Detroit's Nikki O, Chicago's Dance Loud, Angel Moraes, Plague Ravers and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag.
Chicago House AC postersvideo

There’s a new soccer team in town & it’s called the “Chicago House”

"Chicago House AC" begins competition in August 2021 and is presided over by, among others, the grandson of the White Sox owner during Disco Demolition Night.

The CIA/Tech House Connection: it’s even worse than you think

The CIA "tech house" rebrand launched a thousand memes. Congrats: you participated in a viral marketing campaign.

Spotify defies expectations and disappoints everyone

Revenues from music subscribers continue to fund podcast spending at the world's largest streaming service.
5 Mag Issue 187 cover with Monty Luke

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.
5 Mag Issue 186 Cover with Christina Chatfield and As You Like It

Forward: 5 Mag Issue 186 Released

The inside history of Bay Area stalwarts As You Like It, Seven Davis, Jr., Mike Huckaby and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag.
Fingers Inc

Trax Records attempts to dismiss most of Larry Heard & Robert Owens lawsuit

Heard and Owens' lawsuit alleged decades of copyright infringement, fraud and claimed they hadn't received "a single accounting or payment" from Trax.
Candido obituary

Cándido: Revolutionary, the Thousand Finger Man and the Hands of Fire

One of the most important percussionists in history has died. Cándido Camero changed popular music forever - and almost invented house music along the way.
5 Mag Issue 185

Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag

Live from the underground - inside 5 Mag #185 with Tensnake, Joi Cardwell, the death of Detroit's Packard Plant Project, the Politik and more.
5 Mag Issue 184 cover

The Art of Nostalgia: Inside the New 5 Mag

Getting deep in the new issue with The Reflex, Michael Zuker, Amy Douglas, James Duncan, Shamrock Guitor and more.

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Searching: Inside 5 Mag Issue 204

With Detroit's Reggie Dokes, Aterral Records, Carlo, Maggie Tra, Demuir, Cyphon Records and more inside 5 Mag Issue 204, out now.
Glenn Davis DJ mix

Glenn Davis – RISE vol 2

Cee ElAssaad photo

Cee ElAssaad: Evolve