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Watch Strut’s New Dance Mania Documentary (Video)

Hardcore Traxx, the Dance Mania compilation from Strut Records, is still slated for a release sometime in 2014 on February 11 2014. In the meantime, the label just dropped this 15 minute "mini-documentary" and promotional...

Joey Negro’s Produced With Love Is His First Album in 20+ Years

Featuring collaborations with Linda Clifford, Angela Johnson, the late Diane Charlemagne and Melba Moore, plus Horse Meat Disco.

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...

Twenty Years of Superjane: Inside 5 Magazine

Inside the new issue of 5 Magazine: Colette, Heather, Lady D and Dayhota on Superjane 20 years later, plus electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre, Sir LSG, Secret Studio, Intr0beatz and more.

This Chicago Record Store is Closing & Everything Left Is Free

About the only thing sadder than a record store closing is a movie theater closing... No, scratch that: there's nothing on this earth sadder than a record store closing. And while there have been...
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Tear The MF’ing Roof Off!

New documentary on the wild and dangerous times of Parliament Funkadelic Tear The Roof Off debuts in Chicago.
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House Music Pioneer Colonel Abrams Has Died

Remembering House Music pioneer Colonel Abrams, who passed away this week at age 67.
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Rick Wilhite at Rhythmatic Tonight

Detroit's Rick Wilhite, wants to know what you see, makes an appearance in Chicago tonight, a cool Wednesday night at Scotty Brandon and Michael Serafini's Rhythmatic residency at SmartBar (3730 N. Clark Street, 10pm-4am)....

Dance Mania Residency Launches at Primary December 4

Public Housing and Primary are teaming up to launch a new Thursday night residency featuring the legendary Dance Mania Records. With resident DJ Rees Urban, Dance Mania All-Stars launches this Thursday, December 4th at...

The Last Days of The Shrine

In the '90s, it seemed that every shop and store in Chicago was on the verge of becoming a Starbucks. Today, they've gone condo. The Shrine is the latest casualty in Chicago's property wars gone...
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Colette Releases Candy Talk Dubs Vol 1

Chicago's DJ Colette has released Dubs Vol 1, a set of five dubs representing five years of releases for the Chicago House Music DJ, producer and impresario's Candy Talk Records. Among the tracks are...
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Video: Watch the FootworKINGZ in Green Velvet and Gant-Man’s Check U Out

Against a backdrop of Chicago's skyline, lakefront, high school gyms and downtown sidewalks, the FootworKINGZ provide the visuals for "Check U Out", the neo-juke track in collaboration with Gant-Man from Green Velvet (aka Cajmere's)...
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Get Inside Issue 149 of 5 Magazine

Summer vibes, slow jams and old school bangers with Pomo, Joey Negro, Paul Oakenfold, The Chosen Few, Adam Warped and more in the new issue of 5 Magazine.

Curtis McClain & Marshall Jefferson: Together Again

Rather under the radar given its importance, two Chicago House legends - Curtis McClain and Marshall Jefferson - have released their latest collaboration. The Satisfaction EP features the vocals of McClain and the production...
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Frankie Knuckles Begins Chicago Residency This Sunday at Queen

Someone with fewer fried brain cells than I will have to answer the question of when Frankie Knuckles last had a residency in Chicago (it's certainly happened since the PowerPlant, hasn't it?) But he has...
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Three Deaths at Hard Summer Festival in LA

San Bernardino County Sheriff confirms the death of two women and one man at the Fontana, California Live Nation faux rave.

5 Magazine’s Ten Year Anniversary Issue

5 Magazine marks our ten year anniversary, with a look back through a decade of covering Chicago's House Music scene and a look ahead by 12 industry insiders. What were some of the other names...

Chicago’s Frankie Knuckles Mural Is Coming Back

The news we've been waiting for: the iconic mural to the most iconic Frankie Knuckles has a new home.
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The Day Dance Mania Took Over Boiler Room Chicago (Complete Audio and Video)

(Massive respect here to Davey Dave, Ray Barney and Parris Mitchell and all of those off-camera that done the damn thing.) Preserving this for posterity in one spot: all video and audio mixes of the...
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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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Arts In The Dark House Music Dance Party Coming to Downtown...

Roy Davis plays at the Bean in Millennium Park Saturday October 21 2017!
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