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Black Loops Make Chicago Debut March 31 2017 at Cerise

Obscure welcomes Italian DJ/production duo Black Loops for their Chicago debut March 31 2017 at Cerise Rooftop at the Virgin Hotel.

Scott Diaz. Sunship. Wideboys.

Wew! 5 Mag's 3rd UK Garage issue featuring mixes by and interviews from UKG legends Sunship and Wideboys, Scott Diaz, more UKG mixes from our readers, friends and fam and more!

Take the Mamby Plunge & Help Chicago’s Needy

Help React raise $10K by this Saturday and you’ll be doing a hell of a lot of good for Chicago.
5 magazine issue 143

UKG2.0: Get Inside the New Issue of 5 Magazine

Todd Edwards, MJ Cole, Snazzy Trax, Ples Jones and more in part two of 5 Magazine's three issue series on the artists, sound and influence of UK Garage.
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Southport Weekender Returns for One Day in London

The acclaimed UK soul festival is back June 10th in London.

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.
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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, Lineup & Everything In One Place

Chicago's first homegrown House Music and Disco festival returns July 1 and July 2 2017. Full line-up and details inside.
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.

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