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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...

Ron Trent and Timmy Regisford Headline 2013 Silver Room Block Party

No rest for the weary: After the Chosen Few Picnic, Wavefront, Westfest (and with House of Sol still yet to come), July's amazing line-up of Chicago outdoor events continues July 20th with the 11th...

Joey Negro’s 2008 Dub Mighty Bloody Real (Free Download)

Way ahead of it's time, Better Days Records featured some of the most beautiful and most versatile bootleg disco edits in the world. Better Days also published some of the most hilarious tongue-in-cheek pseudonyms...
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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...

UK Music Festival Pioneers Drug Testing

No, not that kind.
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Watch a New Documentary About Sunshine Jones on Tour

Martha Traer's HOME shows Sunshine Jones on his 2016 live tour.

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...
5 Magazine Issue 145

This Month We’re Talking About Joeski

New 5 Magazine Issue 145 with New York City nightlife legend Joeski, a new 5 Mag Mix from Ricardo Miranda, WildPitch! in Atlanta and more.

Amenti’s Destination: Tokyo Comp Donates Proceeds to Japan Relief

Updated: Now available at beatport. In response to the devastating Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster, Amenti Music's Olivier Desmet said that he's donating all of the proceeds from his label's upcoming Destination: Tokyo compilation to...

Confirmed: Romanthony, Legendary House Music Artist, Passed Away (Updated)

Updated 5/19/13 - 04:27 AM CDT: Remembering Romanthony, For the First Time, Again   Updated 5/19/13 - 01:49 AM CDT: Confirmation of Romanthony's death on May 7, 2013 from his sister: Mellony Moore, Romanthony's sister, has confirmed that he...
5 Magazine Issue 151

Karizma! Inside 5 Mag’s 12 Year Anniversary Issue

Plus Ultra Nate and Quentin Harris on Black Stereo Faith, Noncompliant/DJ Shiva, why your friends don't buy your records and more.

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...

Stream All Three Days of Spring Awakening

For those of you who are out of town, you’re in luck. Spring Awakening just announced that they are teaming up with T-Mobile to bring you the official livestream for this year's Spring Awakening...

Annex Celebrates Its Final Weekend

RIP to one of the most iconic locations in Chicago House Music history.

Two New Spencer Kincy Mixes

Nick Calingaert has posted up a couple of new mixes -- more than three and a half hours -- of previously unknown (to the internet anyway) sets from Spencer Kincy aka Gemini. People We Love Spencer...
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Nigerian Synth Godfather William Onyeabor Has Died

Mysterious synth-funk godfather William Onyeabor died Monday in his hometown of Enugu, Nigeria.

WNUR Launches Vintage House Show

WNUR (89.3 FM) is introducing a new show in its Monday block of programming with an emphasis on classic House Music lore. "Vintage House" is broadcast Mondays at 10pm on the Northwestern University station, first...

Frankie Knuckles Day is August 25

Celebrate Frankie Knuckles Day in Chicago with the Frankie Knuckles Foundation and Untitled for a benefit with Maad Soul and Terry Hunter.

Your Annual Story About Ballot Stuffing DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs List

Do we have to do this again? Oh why not. After all, this is Chicago, where you probably voted (twice!) for someone you don't like even if you're unaware of it. For the literally dozens...
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Jeff Mills Takes Us Back to the Moon

Episode 2 of Jeff Mills' The Outer Limits radio program airs Wednesday March 14 2018, presenting a fictional voyage with Apollo 18 to the lunar surface.


Duke Shin and 5 Years of Bringing The Goods

Exclusive mix and interview with Duke Shin, purveyor of fine beats and impresario behind The Goods Thursday nights, celebrating their 5th anniversary.




12 Years of Breaking Records

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