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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...

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...

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,...

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...

Bang Sundays Moves to Dolphin

After nearly four years in the South Loop, Bang Sundays is on the move. Terry Hunter's long-running Sunday night residency has moved to the north side of the city. Formerly based at The Shrine in...
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Presenting the Mamby On The Beach Afterparties

The last pieces of the Mamby on the Beach festival are locking into place. You know about the place, you know about the people and you know the daily line-ups for the two-day outdoor...

Chicago House Legend Roy Davis Jr Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis

Updated: A gofundme campaign has been set up by some good people to assist Roy Davis Jr. Click here to find out more. Our friend, a wonderful producer and a stalwart of the Chicago scene,...
5 Magazine Issue 137

Ready Steady Go! Issue 137 of 5 Magazine Out Now

Featuring Demuir, DJ Heather, Dan X and Lil'Mark of Apollo Music Group, Igor Jadranin, a DJ's guide to Mixcloud, Roland's big retro-futurism day and more.

HearThis Removes All Play/Download Limits

HearThis continues to grow, and has lifted all restrictions on play and downloads for free accounts.
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Finally: Apple Music Welcomes DJ Mixes

How do you get your DJ mix on Apple Music? They'll surely let us know... any day now.

Mamby Nurtures Local Roots with Community Center & Community Stage

Mamby on the Beach festival for 2018 announces the addition of a new Community Center, a fifth Community Stage and set times for the June 23 and June 24 2018 Mamby on the Beach festival.

SoundCloud Deletes Groups. HearThis Adds Them

SoundCloud eliminates yet another artist-friendly feature. Upstart HearThis.at immediately added it.
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Download Traktor DJ For Free (Legally, Even)

If it's a promotion, it's sailed under the radar so far. Native Instruments' popular Traktor DJ app for iPhone, iPod and iPad has recently been cut down to a price of $0. That's right:...
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Watch the Trailer: Jeff Mills in Man From Tomorrow

Axis Records has posted the trailer for Man From Tomorrow, the 45 minute experimental documentary about Detroit Techno pioneer Jeff Mills. Director Jacqueline Caux is known for her artistic take on the documentary genre, which...
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‘All I Had Was My Music’

The world of Kevin Yost, plus Sound Warrior, Gavin Hardkiss, Cz's Boogie and why music is dirt cheap and gear is expensive in the new issue of 5 Magazine, out NOW!
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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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Native Instruments Slashes Prices of Komplete 10

If you've got a birthday coming up you might want to check your list. Promising "pro sound at an unbeatable price," Native Instruments has cut the cost of products in their Komplete series up...

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