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We Broke All Records With This Issue

Kai Alce, Doorly, Chip E., Golf Clap, Frederick Dunson and more in 5 Mag's biggest issue ever (in more ways than one).
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Meet The Teachers: Every Set from Boiler Room Chicago 2017

A tribute to a tribute to Chicago with DJ Pierre, DJ Hyperactive, Glenn Underground, Paul Johnson, Boo Williams, Mike Dearborn and Ron Trent.
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Watch Frankie Knuckles’ Full Uncut Interview with Nicky Siano

Nicky Siano posts the uncut 34 minute interview with Frankie Knuckles from his documentary Love Is The Message.
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This Month We’re Talking About Joeski

New 5 Magazine Issue 145 with New York City nightlife legend Joeski, a new 5 Mag Mix from Ricardo Miranda, WildPitch! in Atlanta and more.

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!
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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.

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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.

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.
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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.

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.
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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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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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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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Chicago’s Frankie Knuckles Mural Is Coming Back

The news we've been waiting for: the iconic mural to the most iconic Frankie Knuckles has a new home.

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