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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,...

Love Is Still The Message: The Gallery 1977 on DVD

We have a lot of retrospectives, a lot of interviews, a lot of tributes and talismans of respect paid forward but not so many primary documents of the underground disco scene at its peak...

Rejoice: Hardkiss is Back

Nearly a year following the death of Scott Hardkiss, his fellow producers, DJs and legendary collaborators Gavin and Robbie Hardkiss have partnered with Scott's widow, Stephanie, to re-christen Hardkiss Music as a record label...
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Watch Frankie Knuckles’ Full Uncut Interview with Nicky Siano

Nicky Siano posts the uncut 34 minute interview with Frankie Knuckles from his documentary Love Is The Message.

They Shoot DJs, Don’t They?

Responding to speculation after a series of cancelled shows in Europe this weekend, Detroit Techno pioneer and Metroplex founder Juan Atkins has revealed that he has been coping with "total kidney failure" caused by...

Ten Years Ago This Website Saved My Life

If you didn't live it, you read about it, heard about and learned about it. Or you're lying about it. These are facts: the amount of people who claim today that they were "at the...
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The Phuture Is Yours: 5 Mag Issue 138

We honor the legends and spotlight the new breed. In this issue: Pezzner, a tribute to Earl Smith, Jr of Phuture, Jeff Derringer of Oktave, and three mixes from Boorane, Jay Hill and Tim Zawada.

Happy Birthday! 5 Mag Issue 136 is Out Now

DJ Spen, Phil Kieran, Mateo and Matos and more highlight 5 Mag's 11 year anniversary issue.
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Tycho Returns to Chicago April 28

Grammy nomination be damned: Tycho's Epoch tour continues as the Scott Hansen-led band criss-crosses North America through the Spring.
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The Radio Station Behind Disco Demolition Night Turns into Christian Station

WLUP took part in the infamous Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park in 1979. Now they're turning into a Christian broadcasting station.

FreezeFrame: Marshall Jefferson at SummerDance

Chicago came out to move their and everyone else's respective bodies for Marshall Jefferson at SummerDance last Friday, July 10 at Grant Park's Spirit of Music Garden. Here are five shots trending on Instagram...
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Roland Drops Another Teaser Video for Aira: It’s Coming

Christ knows if Roland can still make a piece of world-changing machinery like the 808 or 909, but the company sure does know how to make a viral video. Following up on the frenzy...

We Lost Another Hero: Scott Hardkiss, 1969-2013

They say that if you live long enough you'll write obituaries for all of your heroes. But this is getting to be an awful task. Big Shot Magazine is reporting (and two people I've spoken...
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Stream the New Slum Science Album (10 Years of) Virtue and Vice

Oh man, is it hard to tell you how many +1s, upvotes, likes and retweets this deserves. Hudderfield's finest, Slum Science, have announced a forthcoming album called (10 Years of) Virtue and Vice to...
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