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Bandcamp Just Opened Up Subscriptions for Everyone

The coolest site for selling music and merchandise just got even cooler. Bandcamp - the marketplace that allows artists to sell their shit and then gets out of the way - has opened up...

Cop Jeremy Sylvester’s Sound in Back to 95 Producer Pack Volume 3

If you're going to use sample pack beats, you may as well go to the source. Both Rick Wade and, to the point of this piece, friend of 5 Mag Jeremy Sylvester have dropped...

Beatport Partners With Spotify

The streaming world continues to shift and warp, this time teaming up two ostensible competitors in the name of taking on Apple's curated playlists. Beatport has announced a partnership with Spotify, according to a release,...
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Whatever Happened to Judy Cheeks?

Remember Judy Cheeks? The preacher's daughter and supremely underrated vocalist can make a fair claim to having been one the most versatile and enduring dance music vocalist of the last 30 years. Example: Judy released...

Danny Krivit Celebrates 10 Years of 718 Sessions

Danny Krivit, who played for his first dancefloor four years before I was born, is celebrating a number of milestones this month. In preparation for one of them, Nervous Records is releasing a new...

2015 Chosen Few Picnic Lineup Announced

The Chosen Few DJs have announced the line-up for the 2015 Chosen Few Picnic. Louie Vega and Kenny Dope (Masters at Work, NYC) are among the guests at this year's event -- the 25th annual,...

Chicago Fire Guts Producer’s Studio and Home

On July 24, a fire ripped through a building in the 128 North Campbell in Chicago. It was home to a number of artists, eclectic businesses as well as a couple who were celebrating...

Jamie Lewis Paints the Town Purple

Our man in Switzerland, Jamie Lewis, is celebrating the release of his new album Purpleized. In Purple Music fashion, the release contains one unmixed and DJ friendly CD along with a vinyl edition, and...
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Beautiful Tribute to Audio Pioneer Ray Dolby (Video)

You know his name, even if you don't understand why it's stamped on every device, movie poster and CD you've purchased in the last 30 years. He was Ray Dolby, founder of Dolby Laboratories....

Tonight: The House That Chicago (and the LGBTQ Community) Built

It's always strange to see your favorite nightlife personalities outside of the ambience of the club, but tonight you'll be able to see them (and, provided your tinnitus isn't too bad, hear them) at...
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Jamie 3:26 is Now a Resident at Djoon

The Chicago House DJ will also be playing the Djoon Experience Boat Party at Suncebeat and The Djoon Experience Festival in Sicily.
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It’s Karizma’s Birthday and He Has a Present For You

DJ, producer and proud freak from Planet B*more, House legend Karizma has released the next edition of his Beats & Bobs series for free as a gift to DJs and fans for his birthday. Beats...
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Vincent Floyd, Tony Humphries, Karizma…

We're proud to present Issue #133 of 5 Magazine, out now. This is a new milestone, we think, both in content and consistency. You see what's on the cover but let's run through: 5 Magazine...

For Frankie: Smartbar Hosts 2017 Frankie Knuckles Birthday Tribute

Date announced, line-up booked, tickets on sale and going FAST.
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Techno Fans Rage at EDM “Garbage” at Movement

People have some issues with Diplo at Movement 2018.
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Massive Attack Shut Down Facebook Page in Protest

The #deletefacebook movement picks up its highest profile endorsement as Massive Attack "temporarily withdraws" from Facebook.

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.

BENJI: Chicago House Music History… on ESPN

The best documentary about Chicago House Music is contained in a 5 minute segment of a film about a basketball player.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esCHW1ylEHQ   Benji is a feature documentary from film making tandem Coodie and Chike which made...
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Remembering Romanthony, For the First Time, Again

Millions know the name Romanthony because of Daft Punk, but he was really so much more. Don't we always say that when someone passes away? But this time it's true. It takes a monstrous appetite...
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DJ Funk Just Released A New Album

Amidst the noise of the Holiday weekend in Chicago, you might have missed that the city's Ghetto House icon DJ Funk just dropped a new album. DJ Funk's Booty House Anthems 3 dropped on...

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Exclusive: Dive Into Bruno Belissimo’s ITALA Mixtape

Take a glorious tour from space disco to the great beyond with Bruno Belissimo on a new mixtape in support of his new LP Ghetto Falsetto.

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