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Paul Johnson has passed away

There will never be another Paul Johnson. Ever.

My House Music Festival is a non-stop Chicago house music celebration

Felix Da Housecat, Mike Dunn, Ron Trent, Colette and more headline this year's two day festival August 28 and 29 in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood.

Welcome to Black Sjuan’s Rogue Disco

Black Sjuan's Rogue Disco EP is a Bandcamp find of the funky kind.

The strange journey of Wu-Tang Clan’s $2 million album & the...

Bought by the Pharma Bro, seized by the government and now sold to... the Wu-Tang Clan again? Elon Musk? or who?

Moodymann, Eddie Fowlkes, K-Alexi & Joe Smooth headline Shake Shop Records...

Moodymann, Eddie Fowlkes, K'Alexi Shelby, Joe Smooth, KC Wray and NO:SL33P will play at the Shake Shop Records launch Party August 28 2021 at an undisclosed location in Chicago.

These are the beats you’re looking for: Yeti Mind Tricks debuts...

"Distance" is an incendiary release from Glasgow native Yeti Mind Tricks from Motech.

Underground heroes Solid Gold Playaz drop “Mind in a Daze”

Jimpster's Freerange drops another "buy on sight" record - Mind in a Daze - from underground heroes Solid Gold Playaz.

Roland demos Zenology FX plugin for Mac & Windows (Video)

Roland is rolling out Zenology FX, a plugin for macOS and Windows with "nearly 50 years of legendary Roland sounds, including over 90 genre-defining effects."

Damian Rausch drops “Watch Me Fly” on The Gathering

Damian Rausch has a preternatural feel for deep house, making tracks that have a sound and feel that is classic on Watch Me Fly, his forthcoming EP from Balance sublabel The Gathering.

How about Dennis Ferrer at Spybar this weekend?

Objektivity boss Dennis Ferrer makes his first post-pandemic visit to Chicago this Friday July 30 at Spybar.

Kaidi Tatham inaugurates 7 Inch Nails label with Sooner Or Later...

Hugely underrated broken beat pioneer Kaidi Tatham inaugurates the new 7 Inch Nails label with a platter of pure gold.

Nu-Cleo launches Aural Vision imprint with “In The Zone”

Body-moving bass and drums like thunder on Nu-Cleo's debut release from new label Aural Vision.

Chicago House & Sunshine: House of Sol returns for 2021 this...

Chicago's 100% homegrown House of Sol festival returns to Pilsen this week with DJ Heather, Ron Carroll and more.

Mr. Bakerr’s Half Dozen: 6 rarities from Rodney Bakerr & the...

From Mike Dunn to Michael Ezebukwu: here are 6 tracks we love most from the small but hugely influential early Chicago house label, Rockin' House, and the late Rodney Bakerr.

#TheMission – Inside the new 5 Mag

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

Mark de Clive-Lowe launches “Midnight Snacks”

Mark de Clive-Lowe's new series "Midnight Snacks" launches on vinyl & digital on Mashibeats.

Kick.S makes their 303s sing on Acid 2021 Vol 1 &...

Stoned drunk on acid: more than 130 minutes of tweak & squelch on Kick.S's Acid 2021 out now from AcidWorx.

Friends & family rally for Steve Laviniere of Bobby & Steve

Steve Laviniere of Bobby & Steve - DJ, producer and pioneer of the soulful house sound - has been disabled as a result of complications from COVID-19.

The mysterious Clive From Accounts returns on Cooking The Books

The brilliant Clive From Accounts made one of the best records of 2020 and is back with a new EP on Dirt Crew with a remix from Dan Only.

Black Cadmium return to Vault Wax on “Our Legacy”

Another amazing EP from the Rotterdam techno savants and another great slab of black wax from Vault Wax.