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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...
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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...

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...

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,...

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...

Remembering Darryl Pandy One Year Later

It was one year ago yesterday that we heard the news that Darryl Pandy passed away. The question arises - and it's a terrible question indeed - of how you remember someone after they're gone....

Beatport Sold to EDM Mogul Robert FX Sillerman

With faceless artists making disposable tracks based on anonymous samples for a dishonest percentage of a pathetic gross, it's somehow appropriate that Beatport has a new owner who has declined comment and will probably...

Concord Music Hall, New Venue Opens in Chicago

Greg Kot in the Chicago Tribune reports today that a trio of promoters including dance music mainstays React Presents and Silver Wrapper have teamed up to open a new 1,600 capacity music club. The Concord...
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When 8 Tracks Were Underground: An Early Shot In The Format Wars

This film is a treasure, one of the strangest, most bizarre, most fascinating music documentaries ever made. You probably haven't seen it before and you've certainly never seen anything like it.   This is "So Wrong...

Save SSRadio

SSRadio, one of the leading House music radio stations on the Internet, is facing closure due to the financial pressures. SSRadio, which has been online since 2005 and specializes in deep & soulful House music,...

And Now The Singers: More Chosen Few Picnic 2015 Announcements

Three days, three announcements representing the entire breadth of underground electronic music in the Midwest, from Chicago's Chosen Few Picnic to Movement in Detroit and Soulful House to Techno. Now comes the third announcement,...
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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.

London’s Iconic Fabric to Close

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

DJ Meme in Chicago (Video)

A short trip, but one it would seem that was worth remembering. DJ Meme himself made this short video of his whirlwind 24-hour-or-less trip to Chicago last Friday when Crimson Lounge and 5 Magazine...
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Watch Tortured Soul Streamed Live at The Shrine Tonight

The boys from Tortured Soul are back in town at The Shrine tonight. You knew that. What you didn't know is that the show will be streamed live starting at 11:30pm Chicago time at...
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Good Morning. Here’s More Than 11 Hours of Mark Farina’s Mushroom Jazz

Mark Farina takes the turntables about, oh, 11 or 12 hours from now, playing an ultra-rare Mushroom Jazz set at The Mid tonight (RSVP here). Colette, Mark Grant and other DJs will be there...

Funeral and Memorial Services for Andre Harris

Following up on our report yesterday about the death of Chicago House Music producer & DJ Andre Harris, 5 Magazine has learned that funeral and memorial services will be held this coming Saturday, June...

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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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