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Ron Trent, Louie Vega, Josh Milan Play an LA Grammy Jam

Huge event out in Los Angeles this Friday February 10 in honor of Louie Vega's Grammy nomination. Good luck Louie!

For the Love of UKG

5 Magazine is publishing 3 straight issues dedicated solely to the music, artists and influence of the genre we love more than most, UK Garage. It starts now.

Bandcamp Says “Every Aspect” of Business Is Booming

The rest of the industry cannot say as much.
colette retrospective

Colette Prepares 20 Track Remix Project “Retrospective”

Colette's gigantic Retrospective project is available for pre-order, featuring remixes from Derrick Carter, Sonny Fodera, Kaskade, Scrubfish, Justin Martin, Rubb Sound System, Johnny Fiasco, Change Request and more.

Jamie Lewis Scores Grammy Nomination for Prince’s Last Album

The soulful House Music boss from Purple Music is nominated in an unusual category.
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Nigerian Synth Godfather William Onyeabor Has Died

Mysterious synth-funk godfather William Onyeabor died Monday in his hometown of Enugu, Nigeria.
5 Magazine Issue 141

Kiko Navarro, Djoon, Rondell Adams: New Issue of 5 Mag Out Now

Balearic musical savant Kiko Navarro, Parisian club Djoon, the breakthrough of Rondell Adams & more in issue 141 of 5 Mag, out now for 2017!

For Frankie: Smartbar Hosts 2017 Frankie Knuckles Birthday Tribute

Date announced, line-up booked, tickets on sale and going FAST.

Chosen Few Picnic Weekend 2017 Dates

Chicago's first homegrown House Music and Disco festival returns July 1 and July 2 2017.
5 Magazine Issue 140

Happy Holidays! Issue 140 of 5 Magazine

Eli Escobar, Booker T, Ant LaRock, a free EP of tracks from Closer To Truth and more in issue 140 of 5 Magazine. Get inside.

NYC Is Saying Goodbye to David Mancuso

A candlelight vigil is planned this weekend in Tompkins Square Park in East Village, Manhattan.

The Acid Family Comes Out Tonight for Spank

Smartbar. December 8 2016. Roy Davis, Jr. DJ Pierre. Farley Jackmaster Funk. Czboogie. For Spank.

Louie Vega Nets Another Grammy Nomination

Already the owner of one, this time Louie is nominated for the Best Dance/Electronic Album Grammy for his debut LP Louie Vega Starring...XXVIII.
DJ 808 Tour Chicago

Roland’s DJ-808 Tour Rolls Through Chicago Today

Guitar Center on Halsted Street is hosting the Chicago stop for Roland's DJ-808 Tour today.
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House Music Pioneer Colonel Abrams Has Died

Remembering House Music pioneer Colonel Abrams, who passed away this week at age 67.
5 Mag Issue 139

Chicago Stories: Issue 139 of 5 Magazine

Jerome Baker, David Mancuso, Hanna Hais, Surface and Karen Copeland headline issue 139 of 5 Magazine. Get inside.

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.
Jesse Rose

Jesse Rose to Retire?

DJ/Producer Jesse Rose claims his next album "Alright Mate" will be his last.

House Music All Stars Come Out to Support Boyd Jarvis

The Music Got Us Too: Timmy Regisford, Merlin Bobb, Francois K, Joe Claussell, Kevin Hedge, Barbara Tucker, Eli Escobar and Mark Francis lead a fundraiser in support of Boyd Jarvis.
5 magazine issue 138

The Phuture Is Yours: 5 Mag Issue 138

We honor the legends and spotlight the new breed. In this issue: Pezzner, a tribute to Earl Smith, Jr of Phuture, Jeff Derringer of Oktave, and three mixes from Boorane, Jay Hill and Tim Zawada.

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