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Red Rack’em is Overthinking It

Some DJs take you on a journey. Red Rack'em records take you on a joyride.
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Ralph Session & Carla Prather on “You Know You Want To Get Up”

Oliver Dollar & Jason Hodges on the remix of this NYC disco-inspired tune.
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New York’s WTCHCRFT debuts on I Love Acid

SQLCHY: the soundtrack for an uprising on vinyl from WTCHCRFT and I Love Acid.

Adventurous deep house from DJ Aakmael on “Other Realms”

Three tracks from DJ Aakmael and they just flow - "Other Realms" is out now on Second Hand Records.
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Dub visionary Lee “Scratch” Perry has died

The musical icon and production pioneer has died at age 85 in Jamaica.
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The visionary music of Fred P comes alive on “Onward & Upward”

As next-level as the name implies, deep house is better when it comes from Fred P.

Strictly ’90s returns to Chicago Saturday night

Celebrating the golden age of house with Ron Carroll, John Simmons, Gantman & Czboogie.

Chicago wants to know if you picked up COVID-19 after Market Days

The Chicago Department of Public Health wants to learn more about viral transmission during large gatherings like the Northalsted street festival.
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Charles Webster & Emilie Chick make magic on “Secrets Held”

Charles Webster is one of dance music's greatest adventurers, a creative nomad that takes the scenic route and always comes back with unique treasures collected during his travels.
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Traxman to reissue his Westside Boogie Vol 3

Traxman is pounding that 303 like he's blowing space invaders out of the sky on the classic Westside Boogie Vol 3, reissued on vinyl by Factory Music Chicago.
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Braxton Holmes’ Princeton Park is one of the best records of the year

Princeton Park is a few months old, it's solid gold and as far as precious metals go Braxton Holmes' marvelous EP still relatively plentiful in your local record shop.
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Review: Baltimore Chop drops Solar System

One of our favorite Russian deep house producers Baltimore Chop shows a techier side on the PRGVSK Records EP.
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The house that Frankie Knuckles built for us

How we keep Frankie a part of our lives and the soul of the architect in the house he built for us.
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Right Wing Dance Squads

UK dance music has always been about freedom. But are we really going to march with the far right?
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Seven Davis Jr. & Juliet Mendoza drop the quintessential good vibes record

"Figure It Out" is a bold command to reclaim yourself and salvage what you are from the coercion of a hostile universe.
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“Isolated Samples” is Mark Farina’s first album in 18 years

Isolated Samples is an 8 track LP full of upbeat and positive vibes from Mark Farina and Robsoul Recordings.
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Shake Shop launch party with Moodymann rescheduled for October 2

Moodymann, Eddie Fowlkes, K'Alexi Shelby, Joe Smooth, KC Wray and NO:SL33P will play at the Shake Shop Records launch Party October 2 2021 in Chicago.
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Joshua Iz drops 2am heat on Know The Truth

No one makes the bass go boom like Joshua Iz, and Know The Truth is the Chicago stalwart's new EP from his own Vizual label.
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Franck Roger is 44

Franck Roger emerged from lockdown with an eclectic new album. 5 Mag's Terry Matthew talks to the French deep house producer for his first ever 5 Mag interview.
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Ali Berger’s Bandcamp is a treasure trove of unreleased gems

You can never have enough Ali Berger records in your life but this Bandcamp discovery does its best to slake your thirst.