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We Lost a Giant of a Man: Phuture’s Earl Smith, Jr

Earl Smith, Jr.'s obituary will mention his role in the creation of Acid House. We remember him for so much more.

Chicago’s New Cultural Affairs Czar Vows to Honor House Music Traditions

House Music is one of Chicago's "great contributions to the world," says Mark Kelly.
5 Magazine Issue 137

Ready Steady Go! Issue 137 of 5 Magazine Out Now

Featuring Demuir, DJ Heather, Dan X and Lil'Mark of Apollo Music Group, Igor Jadranin, a DJ's guide to Mixcloud, Roland's big retro-futurism day and more.
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Roland Releases Schedule for #909 Day Celebration

Music festival meets product launch-a-palooza with DJ Pierre, Ian Pooley and others.

London’s Iconic Fabric to Close

Amid questions about restricting BPMs at Fabric, the Islington Council ultimately elected to revoke the club's license.

Commissioner Fritchey Intervenes to End the Chicago Culture War

Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey seeks an end to the absurd tax arguments that might end Chicago nightlife as we know it.

Happy Birthday! 5 Mag Issue 136 is Out Now

DJ Spen, Phil Kieran, Mateo and Matos and more highlight 5 Mag's 11 year anniversary issue.

SoundCloud Deletes Groups. HearThis Adds Them

SoundCloud eliminates yet another artist-friendly feature. Upstart HearThis.at immediately added it.
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SoundCloud is for Sale. Is Anyone Buying?

And this is why SoundCloud ignores the independent artists and DJs that are their best customers.
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Disco Demolition Night: A Drunk History

Season four of the Comedy Central Show Drunk History will feature a slightly misremembered history of Chicago's infamous Disco Demolition Night.
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Pizza Hut makes pizza boxes into DJ turntables

Well it's better than what's inside the box anyway...

“It’s Like Napster, Only You Pay For It Like Spotify”

Did you hear Napster is back? It's just another of the dozens of big dumb companies that want to sell you cheap streaming.

Paul Johnson Announces Dance Mania x Relief Records Tour

Chicago House Music legend Paul Johnson announces available dates for sets based on his Dance Mania and Relief-era sound.
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A Gala for the Frankie Knuckles Foundation

Terisa Griffin, Eric Kupper and more at the Frankie Knuckles Foundation's Gala August 20 2016 at the Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago.
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New Black Coffee album to be released on August 26

Pieces of Me is his first album to be released with EDM cake-tossing tossers Ultra Records.
5 Magazine Issue 135

KON! Inside Issue 135 of 5 Magazine

... plus Stephanie Cooke, Gareth Whitehead, the Story of Video Clash and more in Issue 135 of 5 Magazine, out now for members only.
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Cevin Fisher Makes His Chicago Debut

The veteran of New York’s most legendary venues (Zanzibar, the Loft and the Paradise Garage) appears August 20 at Primary Nightclub with Craig Loftis, Czboogie and Mike Bledsoe.
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Tear The MF’ing Roof Off!

New documentary on the wild and dangerous times of Parliament Funkadelic Tear The Roof Off debuts in Chicago.
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DJ Silk has passed away

Veteran Chicago House Music DJ Monte Lank aka DJ Silk passed away from a stroke on Monday, August 1st.
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Three Deaths at Hard Summer Festival in LA

San Bernardino County Sheriff confirms the death of two women and one man at the Fontana, California Live Nation faux rave.

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