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Stayin’ Alive: Beatport might just survive after all

Citing "dramatically improved" financial health, SFX decides to keep Beatport under its control.

Chicago’s New Cultural Affairs Czar Vows to Honor House Music Traditions

House Music is one of Chicago's "great contributions to the world," says Mark Kelly.

Producer Factory Outs Itself: Leaked Contracts Show Who Is Behind Shady EDM Ghostwriting Outfit

Through yet another internet slip-up, the people behind the controversial ghostwriting site ProducerFactory have outed themselves, leaking a signed contract and several other documents onto the internet which we've obtained and are posting here. ProducerFactory...

Hardkiss Launches Delusions of Grandeur 20th Anniversary Campaign

"I've owned this CD for 2 years and would nearly kill anyone who would do harm to it." -- "A Customer", October 15, 1999 It was 1995, and if you were young, underage and drifting...
5 Magazine Issue 140

Happy Holidays! Issue 140 of 5 Magazine

Eli Escobar, Booker T, Ant LaRock, a free EP of tracks from Closer To Truth and more in issue 140 of 5 Magazine. Get inside.

The Obama Library at the Chosen Few Picnic?

The Obama Foundation announces Jackson Park - home of the iconic Chicago House Music festival - as site of the presidential library.
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Tycho Announces US Fall Tour

Tycho has announced an ambitious 2016 Fall Tour behind the release of the sweeping new single, Division.

Video Shoot for Terry Hunter’s Message Track We Are One Tomorrow

I think you can tell an issue's reached critical mass when Stephen Colbert uses it as a punchline. Which happened with the issue of Chicago violence this week. Colbert suggested that if America was...
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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...

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...
DJ 808 Tour Chicago

Roland’s DJ-808 Tour Rolls Through Chicago Today

Guitar Center on Halsted Street is hosting the Chicago stop for Roland's DJ-808 Tour today.

North Coast Music Fest Pays a Sweet Homage to House

Billed as “Summer’s Last Stand”, Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival has been going strong for 6 years every Labor Day weekend. Known for its focus on jam bands, hip-hop and some EDM, the organizers...
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Pay Close Attention: DEMF, Not Movement, Is July 4 Weekend and FEMT is Something...

This is what editors used to call "burying the lede", back when there were still gainfully employed editors who could tell you what a "lede" was. Four paragraphs into this story published today about...

Preserving The Beats: A Conversation About House Music with Gene Hunt

Chicago DJ Gene Hunt is one hell of a conversationalist, and now you can hear him in the refined setting of a university library on November 5, 2014. The Dance Music Research and Archive Foundation...
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MK Recreates a Remix on Camera for Native Instruments

File Under: Educational. Promoting Native Instruments' Maschine, MK walks us through the process of creating his remixes for Storm Queen's (aka Morgan Geist) 2010 smash "Look Right Through".  

Black Loops Make Chicago Debut March 31 2017 at Cerise

Obscure welcomes Italian DJ/production duo Black Loops for their Chicago debut March 31 2017 at Cerise Rooftop at the Virgin Hotel.

Remembering Frankie. 5 Magazine’s January 2015 Issue

Welcome to 2015 and Issue #114 of 5 Magazine. This month, we remember Frankie Knuckles on what would have been his 60th birthday with David Morales, Frankie's Def Mix partner and his brother. "If any...
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Karizma’s “Work It Out” Stars in New Google Chromebook Ad

Watch the new 60 second spot featuring the Karizma gospel house smash from Lumberjacks In Hell.

You Can’t Get Enough of Josh Wink’s Balls

Philadelphia's Josh Wink is releasing his first EP in four years on his acclaimed Ovum label. "Balls", the sprawling title track, is a return of sorts to the rugged 303-based material he released in...

For Sale: 7 Foot Tall Disco Ball, Never Used

It's real, and it's fabulous. Scott K of BOXMUSIC and We Own The Night is parting with what is likely (I mean, Guinness doesn't keep track of these things) the largest disco ball in the...

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