House Music news, new releases and blog posts from 5 Magazine


Goodnight, Sweet Prince.

Update: Prince's publicist informs the Associated Press that Prince Rogers Nelson died today at the age of 57. CNN confirms: Prince Rogers Nelson, the artist known as Prince, who pioneered "the Minneapolis sound" and...
issue 134

Lay-Far, Inaya Day, Danism…

... plus Minneapolis Exchange and more in Issue 134 of 5 Magazine, out now for members only.

Movement 2014 Phase 1 Announced and It’s All You Can Hope For

Paxahau, promoters of this May's Movement festival in Detroit have announced Phase 1 of their 2014 event line-up and it's everything you'd hope it would be. Among the Detroit mainstays, it's great to see Anthony...

Cure And The Cause: New LA Club Open For Business

When a successful producer and DJ with over twenty-five Top 10 releases in the past two years decides to pick up and move from one end of the country to the other and open...

How to Fix Beatport? Make Money

There have been a couple of relevant pieces published in the last few days about Beatport, by knowledgeable people who have some skin in the game regarding the fate of dance music's largest download...
Producer Factory

EDM Reaches a New Low: Meet

Update: We obtained contracts pointing to the ownership of ProducerFactory, and have published them here.   This is what rock bottom looks like. Meet, a site which turns the black magic of music fakery into...

Queen! On the Road to Legendary

5 Magazine's Czarina Mirani goes behind the scenes of Queen!, the Sunday night residency at SmartBar, in Issue #122 of 5 Magazine, released September 2015 and available now.     Also in this issue: Teklife co-founder DJ...

Electric Daisy Carnival Expands to Midwest – The Same Weekend as DEMF

Insomniac, the promoters behind the Electric Daisy Carnival, have announced that their festival is expanding to Chicago - the same weekend traditionally set aside by Midwest promoters for Movement (formerly and still widely known...

Colette Launches Campaign in Support of New LP, When The Music’s Loud

Chicago DJ, vocalist, producer and Candy Talk Records owner DJ Colette has launched a Pledge Music campaign in support of her long awaited album, titled When The Music's Loud. The video above (and on the...

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...

Save the Frankie Knuckles Mural!

For the last 16 months, the smiling face of the most wonderful man in Chicago has greeted travelers on the El from atop a building at Fullerton and California. Recently, however, the Frankie Knuckles mural...
Slum Science

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...

Remembering Romanthony, For the First Time, Again

Millions know the name Romanthony because of Daft Punk, but he was really so much more. Don't we always say that when someone passes away? But this time it's true. It takes a monstrous appetite...

When 8 Tracks Were Underground: An Early Shot In The Format Wars

This film is a treasure, one of the strangest, most bizarre, most fascinating music documentaries ever made. You probably haven't seen it before and you've certainly never seen anything like it.   This is "So Wrong...

July 14 Is Net Label Day

July 14 is Bastille Day in France and Net Label Day on the internet. A group of intrepid independent artists and labels have banded together under that title to highlight "free and independent music...

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...

Steve Mill Mixes Forthcoming Burnt Deep Vol 2

UK-based producer Steve Mill is set to mix volume 2 of a new compilation series on Believe Housecrate. Burnt Deep features tracks from Detroit Swindle, Quell, Evan Iff and Andre Crom. Steve released his...
Jesse Rose

Jesse Rose to Retire?

DJ/Producer Jesse Rose claims his next album "Alright Mate" will be his last.

I Wish I Had an Answer for Andreas Gehm

We are saddened, shocked and depressed by the news that Andreas Gehm has passed away. The German producer had released music on labels including Chicago's Mathematics by Jamal Moss, Creme Organization and others under...

Ready or Not, Beatport Turns to Streaming

Beatport has confirmed that it is launching a new Beatport streaming service starting next year. What does this mean for labels that sell on the site? In a puffy interview with Beatport Creative Director Clark...


Joeski: The Reinvention of a House Music Legend

The New York nightlife legend talks to Kev Obrien on reinvention, the industry and his unprecedented comeback. And a bonus 5 Mag Mix.