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Frankie Knuckles’ Dancefloor Beauties

DEL compiles a selection of dancefloor "beauties" and dancefloor "beasts" from the illustrious career of Frankie Knuckles for his Foundations series. Part one: The...

Disco Refugees: Dan Hartman, Loleatta Holloway and the Day After Disco...

It was supposed to be the deal of the century, and in retrospect - if you count art rather than commerce - it was....

Reflections on Frankie Knuckles

Symbolically and appropriately, 5 Magazine, a Chicago publication (in origin and spirit), was and is intricately tied to Frankie Knuckles. Without pause, Frankie Knuckles not...

The Final Cuts: Eric Kupper on Frankie Knuckles

From The Whistle Song to Director's Cut, Eric Kupper probably made more records with Frankie Knuckles than any other man or woman alive. He's produced...

The Green Room Podcast #7 – Happy Bday Frankie!

Welcome to the Green Room, 5 Magazine's podcast. Every two weeks 5 Magazine editors Czarina Mirani and Terry Matthew talk about what's new in...

Happy Birthday Frankie!

Issue #126 of 5 Magazine is now available. In honor of his birthday and the upcoming benefit on January 17, we elected to dedicate this...

For Frankie: Inside the Frankie Knuckles Foundation

What is the Frankie Knuckles Foundation and what does it do? We find out with Executive Director Frederick Dunson about preserving Frankie Knuckles' legacy and real House Music.

For Frankie: Smart Bar Announces a Massive All-Building Event

January would have marked Frankie Knuckles' 61st birthday. As one of what is rumored to be a series of commemorations, Smart Bar has announced...

We’ve Got To Love (and We Do!)

One of Frankie Knuckles' most anticipated unreleased remixes has finally seen the light of day. We've Got To Love by Joe Smooth and Paris...

17 Essential Walter Gibbons Mixes

DEL combs though his collection to pick 14 essential tracks remixed by Walter Gibbons. Read more about Walter Gibbons in Mixed With Love: A Story...

Tribe Records Celebrates 100 Records with Optimistic

Zepherin Saint hits upon classic territory with the 100th release of Tribe Records: a cover of 'Optimistic' with Sounds of Blackness alum Ann Nesby. Zepherin...

Theaster Gates’ New Art Space to Host Frankie Knuckles’ Record Collection

We heard about this earlier this year but the cat is out of the bag. ArtNews posted a story about Chicago artist Theaster Gates,...

Save the Frankie Knuckles Mural!

For the last 16 months, the smiling face of the most wonderful man in Chicago has greeted travelers on the El from atop a...

The 312 Mix Vol 6 presents DJ Purple

DJ Purple spins a set for Volume #6 of The 312, 5 Magazine's Chicago House Music mix and interview series with the DJs that...

Love, Italian Style: The House of Frankie

While basking in the paradise which was the UK's final Southport Weekender, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet two likeminded individuals: Giordano Fracasso...

The Day Frankie Knuckles Died

IT WAS BLACK THIS MORNING - cold, windy, overcast and a thick fog rolled off the lake. You have to give credit where it's...

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...

Frankie Knuckles Movie, The Warehouse, To Shoot in Chicago

A feature film about the life of Frankie Knuckles, The Warehouse and Warehouse founder Robert Williams is going forward and is scheduled to begin...

David Morales Remembers Frankie Knuckles

Top and Cover Photo: Gavin Mills IT WAS EXACTLY ONE YEAR AGO that hundreds of people were packed inside SmartBar in anticipation of Frankie Knuckles'...

Psycho-Bitch is the Original Diva Powerhouse of Chicago

When you hear stories of Chicago's golden days of House Music whether it be in the late '80s through the late '90s, you learn...

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Timmy Regisford: Love for the Underground

Legendary NYC DJ and producer Timmy Regisford walks us through five tracks from his new 7pm album, and mixes a brand new 5 Mag Mix.

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