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The Wonderful Karl The Voice Has Passed Away

French West Indies vocalist Karl The Voice remembered as a kindly figure whose voice animated tracks by Fred Everything, Franck Roger, Marc Cotterell, Playin 4 The City, Bob Sinclar and more.

Steve Ostrow, founder of NYC’s Continental Baths, dies at 91

The NYC singer and entrepreneur who gave Frankie Knuckles and Larry Levan an early gig passed away in Australia.

An Unspeakable Tragedy: Remembering Silent Servant, Simone Ling and The Soft Moon

Three artists with deep roots and human connections in this scene died last week, in what appears to be an unspeakable tragedy.

Chicago House DJ, pioneer & icon Teri Bristol has died

Teri Bristol, who held down residencies in Chicago for more than 30 years, including genuinely iconic nights at Medusa's and Crobar, passed away on September 25, 2023.

“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.

Artist, Icon: Jojo Baby has died

Jojo Baby, original club kid, artist and nightlife icon whose fame spread from Chicago to the world, has passed away.

#RIP Giano Lujan

We hadn't heard from house music producer and DJ Giano for awhile. Sadly, friends are posting on Facebook that Giano (aka Ian) Lujan passed away last week.

Mark Fleischman, ex-owner of Studio 54, has died today

Former club owner and author Mark Fleischman chose to end his life by assisted suicide in Switzerland.

Sixties icon Ronnie Spector has died

Vocalist and leader of The Ronettes, Ronnie Spector's life was an inspiration.

Dub visionary Lee “Scratch” Perry has died

The musical icon and production pioneer has died at age 85 in Jamaica.

Phil Asher, who was among the greatest producers in the world, has died

From broken beat to soulful house to soaring remixes, Phil Asher leaves behind a staggering legacy and treasure trove of tracks.

Cándido: Revolutionary, the Thousand Finger Man and the Hands of Fire

One of the most important percussionists in history has died. Cándido Camero changed popular music forever - and almost invented house music along the way.

DJ International Records’ Benji Espinoza has passed away

Chicago house pioneer Benji Espinoza, co-founder of DJ International and an A&R man in his bones has died.

Remembering New Wave, No Wave & NYC Icon Cristina

The queen of fractured '80s pop Cristina has died, allegedly from coronavirus.

Afro-Funk Legend Manu Dibango Dies from Coronavirus

86 year old Cameroonian saxophonist and pioneer of Afro Funk Manu Dibango has died in France from Coronavirus.

“Father of the DC House Music Scene” Sam “The Man” Burns Has Died

One of the pioneering DJs from the first era of house music and beloved figure from the Washington DC scene Sam "The Man" Burns has died.

Music and DJ Icon Andrew Weatherall Passed Away Today

The term "tastemaker DJ" was made for Andy Weatherall and should probably be retired now.

Legendary Disco Producer Bob Esty Has Passed Away

Decorated producer and songwriter Bob Esty worked with Donna Summer, Cher, DC LaRue and many others in the late 1970s through the 1980s.

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.

Funk & Disco Icon Harvey Scales Has Died

Scales' 60 year career spanned doo-wop to disco, including co-writing DISCO LADY for Johnnie Taylor - the first platinum single ever.

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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.