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Czarina Mirani is the editor-in-chief of 5 Magazine. You can contact her at czarina@5chicago.com, via twitter and facebook.
UK Garage mix from 5 Mag editor Czboogie from our resident's series in 2011. Here Cz brings you her latest mix made up of her favorite style of music: UK Garage. Most of these songs are from out-of-print records. Czboogie:...
cyon flare

This is Cyon Flare

Originally from Detroit, the flamboyant Cyon Flare is creator, promoter and host of United House, the Monday night residency at Hydrate that aims to bring House Music back in Chicago's Boystown.
Not much has been written about Jamie Principle, the Chicago artist whose dark brooding voice haunted us with songs such as "Baby Wants to Ride", "I'll Take You There" and "Cold World." His early collaboration with Frankie Knuckles was...
The best news I heard all week was when Terry Hunter told me DJ Spen was coming to Chicago this Sunday
A few months ago my FB friend and fellow ChicagoHouseFM.com DJ Ed Marco from Glasgow hit me up about throwing a party in Chicago. He told me about his FIASCO parties, globe trotting fiestas that have touched down on London, New York, Miami, Ibiza and in two days... Chicago
It was Halloween night of 2010 when I had my first Ten City experience. An 11-piece band walks up onstage at the elegant Alhambra Palace and takes their places. Lead singer Byron Stingily (discogs) is looking majestic dressed as...
David Harness is quintessential San Francisco, and a testament to a city that lives and breathes deep, soulful House Music.
Japan Relief is no longer the cause du jour, but painstaking recovery goes on. To encourage sustained attention on Japan's recovery and send the support of the House scene, Chip E and his wife Liliko organized the Jack4House Benefit this Thursday at Zentra
Jose Manuel Alvarez - also known as Dubbyman - is gracing Chicago's sonic territories this week with gigs at SmartBar and this Saturday at Darkroom
Riva Starr is that quirky, sassy, tongue-in-cheek producer with a savoir-faire that screams original! His sound is refreshingly unconventional to say the least. In 2010, people stood up and paid attention when his critically acclaimed album If Life Gives...
In February 2011, DJ Meme's remix of "The Ones You Love" came out and immediately shot to the top of the download charts. His rework of the Frankie Knuckles & The Shapeshifters' track - one of the overlooked gems...
While many founding fathers of House Music become complacent and rest on their laurels of yesteryear, Frankie Knuckles is busy churning out tune after tune like his life depended on it. Last week he sent me five songs he had...
On January 9th, 2011 history was made. Chicago House DJ Day was born, and to commemorate this event 100 of some of the most influential DJs came together at The Shrine to take an historic photograph entitled "The Architects...

Who is Sonny Fodera?

Hailing from Australia, Sonny Fodera is one of the rising stars of the Jacking House scene, and is making waves with his groovy, funkalicious, ultra-danceable tracks
Sydney, Australia has brought us a dynamic duo in the form of Yogi and Husky aka Random Soul (facebook, myspace) a DJ and production team that has made an indelible mark in just 5 short years. With the addition...
For those of you who were partying in the '90s, you've undoubtedly heard of Mark Almaria (soundcloud, discogs). He was a celebrated fixture not only in the rave scene but also at Chicago clubs such as Crobar, Karma, Metro,...
Going on its 20th year in 2011, Boom Boom Room can probably make the boast of being THE longest House music residency in the world. And combining the fact that it resides in the birthplace of House Music, this...
There is not one Copyright song that I do not like. My music library is filled with tons of Copyright's music, and English-born Sam Holt and Gavin Mills without a doubt deserve the title bestowed to them of House...
Chicago House Music hero Frique is starting a new label called Son of Lea - he gives us the scoop and a free track, No Talk, for you to download in this installment of Chicago Underground from 5 Magazine. The...
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