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Tonight Tonight Tonight: Oliver Dollar & Paul Johnson at Spybar

Thrilled to see a line-up like this in Chicago! Oliver Dollar is on a worldwide Another Day Another Dollar album release tour. Fresh from Los Angeles, the Berlin-born producer is dropping into Spybar tonight with Paul Johnson, Alex Peace and Brian Boncher.

The Man with the Greatest Record Collection, Winston, Mixes Under The...

Z Records raids Winston's record vault for the new Under the Influence - a compilation made with the heart of an artist and the love of the disciple.

Chicago House’s Sleezy D of “I’ve Lost Control” Has Died

Marshall Jefferson tagged us in a post bringing the news that Derrick Harris aka Sleezy D has died of kidney failure.

Ron Trent, Holy Ghost Headline Taste of Randolph Street This Weekend

Two stages and a DJ stage feature Chicago house veterans and up-and-comers all weekend long.

DJ Tennis Revisits Starck Club Dallas on Gordon/Starck

DJ Tennis provides a suitably flashy and Italo-esque homage to one of what Allen Ginsberg called "the classic stations of the Earth" on Gordon Starck from Running Back.

DJ Rocca – A 5 Mag Mix 78

Up next in our 5 Mag Mix series: DJ Rocca, Italian sensation and a man for whom the phrase "genre-defying" was made for.

#ListenUp Deep Dive with JT Donaldson on FACES

One of the best to ever do it does it again for Mark Farina's Great Lakes Audio. JT Donaldson's FACES EP takes its place in the producer's unrivaled discography of deep house tracks.

Hifi Sean Makes You Sweat on “Love Is On The House”

Hifi Sean drops a new EP - Love Is On The House - for notable Australian dance label Club Sweat.

In the Middle of Pride Month, the Chicago White Sox Will...

Just steps from the church where the late Frankie Knuckles was memorialized, the Chicago White Sox will commemorate Disco Demolition Night this Thursday.

Detroit Strong: Bad Ass Tracks from Jon Dixon on WANT IT

Jon Dixon didn't come from nowhere but he's about to be everywhere. Featuring Amp Fiddler and Dames Brown, Waajeed on the remix.

In Rotation – This Week’s Best Tracks from 5 Mag Dot...

New, unreleased and upcoming cuts we're feelin' from Cassy, Andres, Santiago Salazar, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Jon Dixon, Alan Dixon and more.

#ListenUp Mark de Clive-Lowe Remixes Coltrane & Whitney Houston on LOVE

Love is still the message: Listen to new remixes of Love Will Save The Day and A Love Supreme out this month from GAMM.

For Detroit Swindle, The Show Goes On…

Despite the accident that sidelined Lars, Detroit Swindle is swinging through America with a Chicago date, a new EP on AUS and a new remix pack from their 2018 LP, High Life.

Fitness Company Peloton Files for IPO Despite Copyright Lawsuit

A company being sued in a $150 million copyright infringement case has filed to go public. Music publishers including Ultra Music allege Peloton used more than 1,000 songs without licenses.

#ListenUp All U Gotta Do Is Listen from Andrés

Detroit producer Andrés has patented the formula for in-the-pocket deep and soulful house that DJs covet and the two tracks on this 12" called All U Gotta Do Is Listen are more of the same.

The Man Who Made His Computer Sing: Max Mathews & the...

The mp3, ProTools, Ableton and digital music itself can be traced to a crazy engineer who taught his computer to sing and helped Stanley Kubrick scare the crap out of the world.

Mamby is Back on the Beach for 2019

The eclectic Chicago festival Mamby On The Beach moves this year from the southside to Montrose Beach August 23 and 24, 2019.

#ListenUp Karizma/Kaytronik Remixes Atjazz & Jullian Gomes’ LOVE ME

Love Me: Hypnotic 12" remixes by the master artist Karizma on black wax from Atjazz.

All Praise To HYPERACTIVE, Chicago’s Techno Godfather Has Returned

Memorialized as one of Daft Punk's "Teachers," one of the legends of Chicago's Techno underground is back. 5 Mag's cover story with DJ Hyperactive.

Apple Confirms the End of iTunes

The company is splitting its iconic app into three parts, according to Craig Federighi at the 2019 World Wide Developer's Conference.