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Ron Hardy and Robert Williams

Dancing While Black, Young and Queer in the 1970s

Lessons from Robert Williams: How dealing with the police was an essential part of dancing while Black, queer and young in the 1970s.

Tedd Patterson on Remixing Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper’s “Get Over...

Tedd Patterson talks to 5 Mag about remixing THE SOURCE - Frankie Knuckles and Eric Kupper's "Get Over U," released today.

Larry Heard & Robert Owens are Suing Trax Records

Chicago House Music pioneers Larry Heard and Robert Owens have filed a multi-million dollar copyright infringement suit against Trax Records and defendant Rachael Cain.

More Classic Chicago House Flyers in Beyond Heaven Vol 2

New book showcases party flyers from back in the day - Chicago from 1981 to 1992 - and snapshots from ground zero of house music's origins.

Chicago House Pioneers Launch Ron Hardy Memorial Fundraiser

Chicago House pioneers lead by the Chosen Few and the Frankie Knuckles Foundation are holding a fundraiser to purchase a stone for Ron Hardy's grave.

Chicago Celebrates Frankie Knuckles’ 65th Birthday

This year's fundraiser for the Frankie Knuckles Foundation is coming quick... this Sunday, with Michael Serafini and Garrett David from Queen, plus Alan King, Mark Grant and Zac Jones at Metro.

Days Without You: Cherushii and Maria Minerva Made Beautiful Music

Cherushii's final record with Maria Minerva is a beautiful tribute to a rare soul.

That Frankie Knuckles/Lou Rawls Cut: You’ll Never Find This Record Ever...

Frankie Knuckles' remix of Lou Rawls "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" became a thing of fable when he played it in a Boiler Room set and here it is, preserved on wax.

Dimitri from Paris Remixes Frankie Knuckles & Jamie Principle’s I’ll Take...

SoSure continues their tour through the Director's Cut catalog with remixes by Dimitri from Paris, Moplen, and the Shapeshifters of the Frankie Knuckles and Jamie Principle Chicago House classic I'll Take You There.

Music + Soul + Spirit with Robert Hood: Inside the New...

Music, soul and spirit with Robert Hood, new mixes from Rasmus Faber + Natasha Kitty Katt, DJ 3000 + Motech and making techno with Sega Genesis cartridges inside 5 Mag Issue 174, out now.

Chicago’s Mayor Came to the Chosen Few Picnic

Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot appeared on stage at this year's Chosen Few Picnic - a first for any Chicago mayor.

Judy Russell Is At Peace

One of the beautiful people who made house music possible, Judy Russell of Downtown161, Downtown304, Vinylmania, Movin' Records and the Paradise Garage has passed away.

Love for the Underground – Inside the New Issue of 5...

Timmy Regisford and Soul Clap mixes, Bonobo on Outlier, A Man Called Adam, Toy Tonics, James "Jack Rabbit" Martin and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag. Members Only.

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.

Oh Happy Day: Flowers for Paul Trouble Anderson

Oh Happy Day captures the praise that Paul Trouble Anderson inspired, and this is the praise he deserved.

#ListenUp The Whistle Song’s Paul Shapiro Plays on Deep88’s HARMONY

The new mix of Deep88's HARMONY features a stunning and evocative performance on flute from Paul Shapiro, who played on Frankie Knuckles' The Whistle Song.

Chicago’s New Train Station Will Have DJs ON SITE

It's real: the new Red Line terminal at 95th Street is getting fitted out courtesy of Theaster Gates.

404: The Internet Has A Memory Problem

Where's my f'ing mixtape? MySpace just "lost" 12 years of music, but whole sectors of electronic music history are vanishing from the internet.

Jimmy Edgar Edits Jamie Principle & Frankie Knuckles Classic BABY WANTS...

From the new Director's Cut album - the Frankie Knuckles & Jamie Principle House Music classic BABY WANTS TO RIDE gets reworked by Jimmy Edgar.

New Frankie Knuckles Album Is On Its Way

The definitive Director's Cut collection of collaborations between Eric Kupper and Frankie Knuckles kicks off with a 12" release of Baby Wants To Ride with a Jimmy Edgar remix.

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Chicago nightlife legend Dave Medusa has died

Dave Medusa, of the most influential promoters in the history of electronic music and Chicago music in general has passed away of natural causes.

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