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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,...
Judy Cheeks

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...

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...
Rick Wilhite

Rick Wilhite at Rhythmatic Tonight

Detroit's Rick Wilhite, wants to know what you see, makes an appearance in Chicago tonight, a cool Wednesday night at Scotty Brandon and Michael Serafini's Rhythmatic residency at SmartBar (3730 N. Clark Street, 10pm-4am)....
Disclosure

Disclosure Just Announced They’re Playing Chicago – at Lincoln Park Zoo

The ticket page just went up and it looks like it's going to go off. Grammy-nominated (we can say that now) recording artists Disclosure will be performing in Chicago - and at Lincoln Park Zoo! The...

Will Beatport Turn Into The Next SoundCloud?

SFX Entertainment has purchased Listn, a combination streaming/aggregation and social networking app, and will immediately shut the app down by the end of the month, according to a blog post by Listn's founder and...

Moodymann Remixes Ralf Gum’s “With Her Hand”

Ralf Gum always provides heavy ammunition for his DJs. The third single from his 2014 album In My City dropped yesterday in promo release on Traxsource with a surprising mix from Detroit's Kenny Dixon,...

Chicago Dance Club Neo Moves All Operations to Debonair

Legendary Chicago underground music club Neo has announced that it's pulling up stakes and moving all operations to Debonair Social Club in Wicker Park beginning in August 2015. Following initial reports by Red Eye and...

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.
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Pizza Hut makes pizza boxes into DJ turntables

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

Alexander Robotnick Weeps for the Conformity of Your iPhone

Now this is not your usual free download - the "track nobody wanted to sign and I don't feel like improving" or, my personal favorite, the "additional remix that sucked too bad to sell"....
Romanthony

Romanthony’s Ministry of Love Remixed by Andres, Kevin McKay

Glasgow Underground is releasing a double 12" and digital set of remixes this summer featuring the late Romanthony's classic "Ministry of Love" remixed by Andrés, Ejeca, Andre Crom, Mirrors and Kevin McKay. There's an inevitable...
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The Vaults: Jump Chico Slamm Returns on Rush Hour

Back in the early 1990s, a young fella named Jump "Chico" Slamm banged out one of the early releases on the soon-to-be juggernaut known as Cajual Records. The Slamm Project is best known for...

Remembering Frankie. 5 Magazine’s January 2015 Issue

Welcome to 2015 and Issue #114 of 5 Magazine. This month, we remember Frankie Knuckles on what would have been his 60th birthday with David Morales, Frankie's Def Mix partner and his brother. "If any...
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Tortured Soul Preps New Album & Tour

Following the tragic death of keyboard player Ethan White, Tortured Soul has announced that the band will continue touring and details of their forthcoming studio album have emerged from shop listings overseas. Hot For Your...

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Session Victim: Listen To Your Heart

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