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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...

Theaster Gates’ New Art Space to Host Frankie Knuckles’ Record Collection

We heard about this earlier this year but the cat is out of the bag. ArtNews posted a story about Chicago artist Theaster Gates, who we'd been informed discretely was working with the late...

The Last Dance: Southport Weekender to Shut Down

Twenty-eight years after it began, the organizers behind the world's largest soulful music event have announced that they're packing it in. With "heartfelt sadness," Alex and Dave said in a statement that it was time...

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,...

This Chicago Record Store is Closing & Everything Left Is Free

About the only thing sadder than a record store closing is a movie theater closing... No, scratch that: there's nothing on this earth sadder than a record store closing. And while there have been...

The Acid Family Comes Out Tonight for Spank

Smartbar. December 8 2016. Roy Davis, Jr. DJ Pierre. Farley Jackmaster Funk. Czboogie. For Spank.

North Coast Music Fest Pays a Sweet Homage to House

Billed as “Summer’s Last Stand”, Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival has been going strong for 6 years every Labor Day weekend. Known for its focus on jam bands, hip-hop and some EDM, the organizers...

I-Robots Reconstructs Techno Classics for The Detroit People Mover EP

Our friend and fearless ally I-Robots (aka Gianluca Pandullo) has announced the release of his forthcoming The Detroit People Mover EP, featuring I-Robots "reconstructions" of classic material from Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Orlando...
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Two New Spencer Kincy Mixes

Nick Calingaert has posted up a couple of new mixes -- more than three and a half hours -- of previously unknown (to the internet anyway) sets from Spencer Kincy aka Gemini. People We Love Spencer...

Watch the Trailer for Wax Trax! The Documentary

http://vimeo.com/71354035   A new documentary from Chicago outfit Regressive Films will trace the history of the seminal Chicago record store, record label and aesthetic terrorist outfit Wax Trax!, the trailer of which was just posted up. I've...

Creative Chicago Expo Starts Tomorrow

It's not too late (and it won't be until it's over) to attend the 11th Annual Creative Chicago Expo, which is being held this Friday March 14 and Saturday March 15, 2014 from 10am-4pm...

Joey Negro’s Produced With Love Is His First Album in 20+ Years

Featuring collaborations with Linda Clifford, Angela Johnson, the late Diane Charlemagne and Melba Moore, plus Horse Meat Disco.

Rest Well, Voodoo Ray

Ray "Mr. Voodoo Ray" Ultarte was a bigger than life figure in the New York club, dance, & culture scene for decades.
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Andrea True, The One True Porno Disco Queen

Tom Moulton joins the Rialto Report to talk about Andrea True, the disco star and adult film star from the Golden Age of Porn.
5 Magazine Issue 151

Karizma! Inside 5 Mag’s 12 Year Anniversary Issue

Plus Ultra Nate and Quentin Harris on Black Stereo Faith, Noncompliant/DJ Shiva, why your friends don't buy your records and more.
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Bear Who Launches Residency in Puerto Rico

San Juan Water Club hosts Bear Who's bimonthly residency starting the weekend of July 30-31 2016.

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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