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Let’s Raise Some Cash for Marcus Mixx

Hard times have hit the Chicago house producer, DJ, archivist, historian and impresario Marcus Mixx and he needs some help getting back on his feet.

Serial Plagiarist FLOD Caught Again – and His Entire Discography May Be Phony

Dance music producer FLOD, aka Flavio Lodetti, was stealing tracks as early as 2010, and his entire discography may be based on fraud, deception and lies.

Prolific Producer FLOD Accused of Massive Plagiarism Spree

To Catch a Track Thief: Flavio Lodetti aka FLOD has a long discography. Many of the tracks are note-for-note copies of other people's work.
BBE Music

#ListenUp BBE Releasing Paul Trouble Anderson’s Final Production

A cover of the gospel standard, "Happy Day" is an uptempo tour de force featuring vocals from John Redmond and drums and programming by Booker T.

Discograph: Lumberjacks In Hell

Lumberjacks In Hell is, without exception, one of my top 5 labels. A profile of their history and aesthetic with founder Marcel Vogel.
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Pearl Vision: Clair Obscur

The choice cut from the Storm EP, the debut release from Dany Rodriguez and Tindra's Pearl Vision project on EPM Music.

RPM Distribution Abruptly Shuts Down: Reports

Vinyl distributor RPM Music Distribution has allegedly shut down, according to multiple reports across the industry today.
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From Deep Space to Deep Purple: Remembering ARP and Alan R. Pearlman

Services will be held on Wednesday, January 9 for the legendary engineer and inventor Alan R. Pearlman, founder of ARP Instruments and a giant in the world of early commercial synthesizers.

Intr0beatz: Late Night Snacks

Iceland's wunderkind releases an EP on wax of musical feed for famished dancefloors.

Disco Nirvana: Six Edits with Nick The Record

Welcome to the world of rare record dealer, esteemed DJ and producer, font of knowledge and the man responsible for some of the finest disco re-edits of the last twenty years, Nick the Record.

909 Resistance: Subway

Look at the label and you know exactly what's inside: handclaps, sizzling synthetic drums, creepy samples and 303s tweaked until they scream.

Boiler Room Live Celebrates the Technics 1200s

Broadcast live January 7 with Kenny Dope, Derrick May, Cut Chemist and DJ Koco aka Shimokita.
Boogie Nite

Boogie Nite: Do Your Thang

If you ever wondered how a city like Chicago stays relevant in the dance music scene for 35 years, it's thanks to people like Boogie Nite - a DJ who makes records with the ear of a musician and the honesty of a craftsman.

Cult Culture: The Burden of Abundance

What has Will Azada been up to? Glad you asked!

The Rave Archive Mixtape Collection is Back

Thousands of hours of '90s and early '00s mixes from the early electronic music scene rescued from oblivion.

Dr. Packer: The Doctor is in the House

Harold Heath meets Greg Packer, aka Dr. Packer, a former drum & bass producer who switched to his first love, soul and disco, and hasn't looked back.

Best of 2018: Ethyène’s High Octane “Brotherly Love”

Built on a foundation of eclectic samples stacked on high, Ethyene's Brotherly Love is an LP in length and epic in scope

Tevo Howard Pays Tribute to the Late Rick “Poppa” Howard

We were shocked to read in the liner notes of this reissue about the "sad passing" of Rick "Poppa" Howard, father of Chicago producer and DJ Tevo Howard.

New Episode! Cz’s Boogie Podcast Episode 21

End of year episode featuring house music news & gossip and 10 favorite tracks from 5 Mag's editor in chief Czarina Mirani.

Ultra Miami Includes Some Not-Terrible Techno in 2019 Festival Announcement

In the spirit of the season we're looking for positives here.