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Thursday Night Agenda: Them Flavors Residency Launch Party at Primary

Stay Up: Primary Nightclub is teaming up with Them Flavors tonight for the launch of Them Flavors Thursdays, a new weekly residency at Primary (5 West Division Street, Chicago). The launch party features a full...
Frankie Knuckles

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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Disco, Love & the DJs that Brought House Music to the White House

Issue #132 of 5 Magazine is now available! 5 Magazine is published twice per month in our member's section for 5 Magazine subscribers - join now for only $1/issue! Who's On the Cover of Issue 132? Al...
Frankie Knuckles

Chicago Has Lunch with Frankie Knuckles

And so can you. The fabulous series of daytime lunch parties, the Absolut Lunch Break presented by Flavorpill, concludes for the season next Thursday October 24th with Chicago's own Frankie Knuckles. If you're not familiar...

Chicago Fire Guts Producer’s Studio and Home

On July 24, a fire ripped through a building in the 128 North Campbell in Chicago. It was home to a number of artists, eclectic businesses as well as a couple who were celebrating...

Ralf Gum Prepping Release of New Album Never Leaves You

German-born and now South African-based producer Ralf Gum is preparing for the release of Never Leaves You, the follow-up to his breakthrough 2008 LP Uniting Music.     Like Uniting Music, Never Leaves You is packed with...
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Bear Who Launches Residency in Puerto Rico

San Juan Water Club hosts Bear Who's bimonthly residency starting the weekend of July 30-31 2016.
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Southport Weekender Returns for One Day in London

The acclaimed UK soul festival is back June 10th in London.
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Wavefront Festival Announces Second Wave, Adds Chicago Legends Knuckles, Farina, Derrick Carter

Let no one complain now that the local entries on the festival circuit overlook Chicago's unparalleled House Music roots. Wavefront Beachside Music Festival - the newest Chicago dance music festival in an increasingly crowded schedule...

Rick Wade. Chicago. Why Aren’t You Excited About This?

Sir Rick. If you've read anything I've written on the subject, it's self-explanatory. If you haven't, "Sir Rick" is Rick Wade, one of Detroit's tireless bodymovers and a Deep House warrior with as many...
5 Mag Issue 139

Chicago Stories: Issue 139 of 5 Magazine

Jerome Baker, David Mancuso, Hanna Hais, Surface and Karen Copeland headline issue 139 of 5 Magazine. Get inside.
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.
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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)...

Who’s Going to Movement?

Later this week - on Memorial Day weekend to be exact - thousands of Techno and House fans will descend upon the Motor City for the 10th anniversary of Paxhau's Movement Festival at its...
Roy Davis Jr

Stream: Roy Davis Jr, Robert Owens and an All Star Cast on Slide

  Nearly any record with Robert Owens behind the mic is gonna be dubbed "soulful", but an original production from Roy Davis Jr (on the cover of 5 Mag Issue #102) and a massive array...
Records

Sek’s Hide and Seek – Free Download from Large Music

Chicago's Large Music is giving away a free track Greek producer Sek, who is releasing his second EP, Inside Out, on Large in two weeks. You can preorder the EP here from iTunes.     Text: To celebrate...
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DJ Silk has passed away

Veteran Chicago House Music DJ Monte Lank aka DJ Silk passed away from a stroke on Monday, August 1st.

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...

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,...
Disclosure

Disclosure is Coming Back to Chicago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTed_S_NUkA   It's been rumored for awhile, and know it's official.Chicago promoters React and Silver Wrapper are bringing acclaimed UK duo Disclosure back to Chicago coming this Thursday, October 24 at House of Blues. So far...

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