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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...

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...

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,...
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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...

Farewell, Little White Earbuds

Chicago-based website Little White Earbuds is shutting down, according to site founder Steve Mizek. The site has published nearly 300 podcasts and some of the most thought-provoking, no-bullshit think pieces in the electronic music scene,...
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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.

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.

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.
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Cajmere Drops 31 Track Compilation

Out today comes another bundle of sunshine from Cajual and Relief Records in Chicago - a massive 31 track compilation pitting the labels in mortal combat, Cajual vs. Relief Volume 2. There are few...

Live Broadcast Tribute to Andre Harris this Sunday

It was last June 3rd that we learned the shocking news that House Music producer and DJ and all around fixture in the Chicago House Music scene, Andre Harris, had passed away. I'll always...

5 Mag Love! Kerri Chandler in the New Issue of 5 Magazine

Issue #130 of 5 Magazine is now available. 5 Magazine is published twice per month in our member's section for 5 Magazine subscribers. Who's On the Cover of Issue 130? 5 Mag staff selects our favorite...

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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