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Welcome Back, Mood II Swing! The New Issue of 5 Magazine

Issue #128 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 129? Lem Springsteen and John Ciafone are...

Beatport Sold to EDM Mogul Robert FX Sillerman

With faceless artists making disposable tracks based on anonymous samples for a dishonest percentage of a pathetic gross, it's somehow appropriate that Beatport has a new owner who has declined comment and will probably...

Concord Music Hall, New Venue Opens in Chicago

Greg Kot in the Chicago Tribune reports today that a trio of promoters including dance music mainstays React Presents and Silver Wrapper have teamed up to open a new 1,600 capacity music club. The Concord...

Sony Goes Nuclear on SoundCloud

Well that escalated quickly. Sony Music took the gloves off today by pulling music from Adele, Kelly Clarkson and others from SoundCloud. The recording company's move escalates a conflict between established rights holders who are...

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...
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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...
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Jamie 3:26 is Now a Resident at Djoon

The Chicago House DJ will also be playing the Djoon Experience Boat Party at Suncebeat and The Djoon Experience Festival in Sicily.
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Take a Virtual Video Tour of the Private Roland Museum

Iconic music manufacturer Roland offers you the chance to tour their glorious private museum from the comfort of your couch.

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,...

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...

November Issue of 5 Mag Is Out Now

Issue #124 of 5 Magazine is now available! Inside this issue: We asked you to come and you did: behind the scenes and on the floor of our 10 year anniversary jam at Primary last...
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Street King Releases Remixes of Vanilla Ace’s You’re Not Mine

King Street sister label Street King has announced a package of remix for Vanilla Ace's "You're Not Mine". Originally released in September 2013, "You're Not Mine" gets treated by Bordertown, Jamie Antonelli, Apollo 84...
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Joey Negro Announces New Sunburst Band Album

Joey Negro has announced the August release of The Secret Life of Us, the fourth Sunburst Band album on Z Records. The album includes "In The Thick of It", which is currently in promo...
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A Gala for the Frankie Knuckles Foundation

Terisa Griffin, Eric Kupper and more at the Frankie Knuckles Foundation's Gala August 20 2016 at the Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago.
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Meet The Teachers: Every Set from Boiler Room Chicago 2017

A tribute to a tribute to Chicago with DJ Pierre, DJ Hyperactive, Glenn Underground, Paul Johnson, Boo Williams, Mike Dearborn and Ron Trent.
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Remembering House Dance Pioneer Marjory Smarth

We are saddened to find out that we lost a very important and pivotal figure in the House Dance community, when Marjory Smarth recently lost her battle with cancer. Originally hailing from Haiti, she...

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,...
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Full Coverage of the City of Chicago Frankie Knuckles Tribute Tues June 3 2014

As announced previously, this June 3, 2014, the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will be holding a dance party in Millennium Park to pay tribute to Frankie Knuckles. The festivities...

Updated: Boiler Room’s Home: A Two Day Celebration of Chicago

Updated: RSVP for the March 31st Frankie Knuckles Tribute is now open. Enter the date Euro-style (DD/MM/YY). You're not ready and we're not worthy. None of us were quite prepared for the Dance Mania and...
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Moulton Reissues Johnny Fiasco and Heather’s Soundz (Free DL)

San Francisco-based label Moulton Music has reissued a track from Chicago's Johnny Fiasco and Heather with a new set of remixes. "Soundz" was originally released in 2004 on Uniform Recordings, pairing up two of the...

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