Tag: dance mania

“Get Up!” A Tribute to DJ Deeon

The man behind the legend was even greater than the legend itself. 5 Mag remembers Chicago house DJ and ghetto house pioneer DJ Deeon, who passed away today.

DJ Swisha & Kush Jones: (Respectfully)

DJ Swisha and Kush Jones drop a throwback to the early '90s fuzzy lo-fi Chicago tracks on a Bandcamp Friday release.

Lester Fitzpatrick Is Doing The Work

From Relief & Dance Mania to UKR, Lester Fitzpatrick has become one of the most prolific underground artists in Chicago and probably the world. He's not slowing down. And this is how he does the work.

Acid In, Acid Out, Acid Over on KiNK’s Devotional “Clap On 2”

KiNK is working through the occult science numerology of dance music on the wide-ranging Clap On 2 EP - one that's both worthy of devotional study and an irresistible force when it encounters some booty that must be moved.

Love From The Underground & Drew Sky

Setting off housequakes left and right, Dance Mania alumnus Drew Sky drops some bandcamp goodies for the masses on MEGA.

Why we love and why we support DJ Deeon

Someone like Chicago ghetto house & low end legend DJ Deeon only comes around once in a generation.

#ListenUp Absent Channels Ancient Chicago Acid Jack on Armani’s Ghost

Absent makes his debut on Mark Broom's Beard Man label with devastating techno artillery on the Animate EP.

#ListenUp Paul Johnson Remixes Torrfisk on “A 2 The K”

Torrfisk returns to Apollo Music Group with bleary party jams that evoke the sights, sounds and smells of a '90s Chicago loft.

Remembering Chicago’s Legendary DJ Amar

Friends and fans pay tribute to Chicago techno, house and ghetto house producer and pioneer DJ Amar who died on Monday.

Record Store Day at Gramaphone Records!

All your jaded tweets about Record Store Day have come true. But there are still some places where the original spirit flies and Gramaphone Records is one of them.

Dance Mania Founder Ray Barney’s New Life

Ghetto House is for your mind, your body and your soul. Watch a short video about Ray Barney's North Lawndale health food store, New Life.

When Parris Mitchell Did UK Garage

A B-side from Parris Mitchell (as Victor Romeo) became an unlikely UK Garage smash thanks to these remixes from Scott Garcia, Mark Yardley & Ray Hurley.

Chicago Stories: Issue 139 of 5 Magazine

Jerome Baker, David Mancuso, Hanna Hais, Surface and Karen Copeland headline issue 139 of 5 Magazine. Get inside.

The Story of Video Clash

The strange history of Video Clash, a Chicago House classic.

Parris Mitchell and RJ Hall: Work It! 94

Nowhere is Parris Mitchell's flexibility as a producer shown better than on this 1994 EP, reissued from the Dance Mania archives.

Vincent Floyd: Sometimes They Come Back

Vincent Floyd made several stone cold classics in the 1990s, but never knew anyone was listening. But they were.

5 Mag Love! Kerri Chandler in the New Issue of 5 Magazine

Issue #130 of 5 Magazine is now available. 5 Magazine is published twice per month in our member's section for 5 Magazine subscribers. Who's On...

Updated: Boiler Room’s Home: A Two Day Celebration of Chicago

Updated: RSVP for the March 31st Frankie Knuckles Tribute is now open. Enter the date Euro-style (DD/MM/YY). You're not ready and we're not worthy. None...

Parris Mitchell: A 5 Mag Mix Vol ++003

"Just some good ol' funky House Music": Musician, DJ, producer and Dance Mania impresario Parris Mitchell mixes down a new DJ set and sits...

Records of Note: The Vincent Floyd Podcast

Rush Hour in Amsterdam has scooped the world again with a gorgeous selection of tracks from a name we haven't heard from in awhile:...

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Beloved: Inside the new 5 Mag

An oral history of Freerange Records with Jimpster, Tom Roberts, Matt Masters, Pezzner, Manuel Tur and Fred Everything, plus Chicago house with Black Sjuan, DJ Paulette's welcome to the club, Elbert Phillips on Tears, Dark Heaven and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag, out now.