Nico Lahs to Release His Debut LP Freedom This Month

Nico Lahs' debut LP Freedom reflects a roots-driven love of music that weaves jazzy hip-hop and downtempo grooves with Detroit-cultivated deep house.

#StayHomeDisco with Miles Ellis

An Arizona native with an uncanny affinity for the classic deep house sound of the '90s (the good part), Miles Ellis is on the spot with a new #StayHomeDisco DJ set.

Crystal Waters & DJ Spen are Party People

Listen to the new single from legendary house music vocalist Crystal Waters and unquantize boss DJ Spen coming out later this month.

This is What a “Social Distancing Concert” Looks Like

A Fort Smith, Arkansas venue is planning America's first post-coronavirus concert on May 15. It's weird.

#ListenUp The Amazing Roy Ayers is Coming Out With a New...

Listen to the first two tracks from Jazz Is Dead 002 with Roy Ayers, Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, out in June.

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.

#StayHomeDisco with Doc Brown

Miami's Doc Brown has released records on labels ranging from Stereo Productions to Roger Sanchez's UNDR the RADR. He's also made some really incredible edits and unofficial remixes and takes over 5 Mag's #StayHomeDisco mix series this morning.

Governor: No Music Festivals, Gatherings of 50+ Until Vaccine or Zero...

The state announced its plan for reopening on Tuesday including guidance on when bars, movie theaters, restaurants and festivals can come back.

#ListenUp Anti Patriot’s Ideology is Aggro, Politically Charged Techno

New release from D-Knox's Sonic Mind is an EP of techno on the theme of physical disobedience from the mysterious "Anti-Patriot."

Chicago House Pioneers Launch Ron Hardy Memorial Fundraiser

Chicago House pioneers lead by the Chosen Few and the Frankie Knuckles Foundation are holding a fundraiser to purchase a stone for Ron Hardy's grave.

#TheTeardown Lailah Reich & Moppy on the Making of Karya’s Don’t...

The Chicago/Detroit collaboration Karya on the making of their new EP, Don't Stop, out now with Dez Andres & Beyond Luck remixes.

From Isolation, Third Son Challenges Himself to Make His Debut Album...

From isolation in his home studio, Third Son is documenting the making of his next album, 20 Days, over the next 20 days.

#ListenUp Anaxander, Azuni Lead Cinthie’s 803 Crystal Grooves Collective Cuts 2...

"For Cinthie" and "Uranus" are two of the incredible deep and techy tracks from two of Europe's savants, Anaxander and Azuni aka Washerman, on the latest V/A EP from Cinthie's 803 Crystal Grooves.

Tony Allen Has Died: “Perhaps The Greatest Drummer Who Ever Lived”

Legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen has died in Paris. Known for his collaborations with Fela Kuti, Hugh Masekela, Art Blakey, Jeff Mills and more, a cause of death was not reported.

#StayHomeDisco with Lowheads

New DJ set from Lowheads, an Italian/Ghanian duo nurtured by what they call "New York funky-disco afrobeat Chicago house sounds." They've released music on Wolf+Lamb, Strictly Rhythm, Classic Music Co, Crew Love, Vega Records and more.

Citizen DJ is Maybe the Dopest Government Project Ever

The Library of Congress is launching a free open-source sampling tool for music producers.

#TheTeardown The Making of Change Request & DJ Heather’s Stay With...

Andrew Emil aka Change Request on the making of "Stay With Me," his new track featuring DJ Heather leading off Chicago label Aathee's Year 3 compilation.

Smartbar’s Queen! Residency Starts Livestreaming Sundays

Chicago's infamous Queen! residency moves online this Sunday with Michael Serafini, Garrett David, Lucy Stoole, Nico, Jojo Baby and guests.

#StayHomeDisco with Ackermann

IGNITE! Records co-founder and deep house and techno aficionado Ackermann steps up for an exclusive new #StayHomeDisco mix.

Chicago Pride, Chosen Few, Spring Awakening and the Future of Summer...

Four in ten Americans can't see going to a music event before a vaccine is developed according to a new poll as event cancelations now stretch deep into the summer.