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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...

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.

Minneapolis Scene Remembers Adam Thorpe

Services will be held on Saturday for Adam Thorpe, the Minneapolis-based DJ and promoter and fixture of the Midwest rave scene in the 1990s who was killed on February 5 2019 at the age of 39.

Remembering Scott Song

Chicago DJ, producer, promoter and inspirational figure to thousands Scott Song has passed away after a long but valiant fight.

One In A Million: Remembering Paul Trouble Anderson

This is heartbreaking news. After many battles with cancer, DJ and dance music legend Paul Trouble Anderson has died.

Chicago’s Own DJ Sean Haley Has Passed Away

Sean Haley of Windimoto, Deep Rooted and one of the best DJs the city had has passed away. This is devastating news.

The Legend of Jay B. Ross

Jay B. Ross moved mountains for tons of Chicago house artists from the early days to the present. The legendary "Rappin Lawyer" died on March 1.

House Music Pioneer Colonel Abrams Has Died

Remembering House Music pioneer Colonel Abrams, who passed away this week at age 67.

David Mancuso Has Passed Away

David Mancuso, founder of The Loft and the very notion of the underground dance music party, has passed away, 5 Magazine can confirm.

Ethan White of Tortured Soul, Remembered

Another good man has gone. Ethan White - best known as the keyboard player for Tortured Soul - has passed away, the band's official...

This Entire Scene Was Frankie Knuckles’ Dance Floor

Where do you begin the story of the man who began it all? The man who began it for you? Should I start at the...

Breaking: Frankie Knuckles Has Passed Away

Update #2 - This Entire Scene Was Frankie's Dance Floor: Frankie Knuckles, 1955-2014 ---- Update - Apologies to everyone. We published the below note at about...

Remembering Romanthony, For the First Time, Again

Millions know the name Romanthony because of Daft Punk, but he was really so much more. Don't we always say that when someone passes away?...

Confirmed: Romanthony, Legendary House Music Artist, Passed Away (Updated)

Updated 5/19/13 - 04:27 AM CDT: Remembering Romanthony, For the First Time, Again   Updated 5/19/13 - 01:49 AM CDT: Confirmation of Romanthony's death on May 7, 2013...

We Lost Another Hero: Scott Hardkiss, 1969-2013

They say that if you live long enough you'll write obituaries for all of your heroes. But this is getting to be an awful...

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