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3 Degrees Will Launch a New Residency at GrandBar Tonight

They're more than a DJ collective but for the sake of clarity let's stick with the basics: Chicago based DJ collective 3 Degrees is back every Wednesday night. Their new residency is launching in...
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City of Chicago Announces Tribute to Frankie Knuckles

The City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events has revealed the date and location for a special all-city tribute and dance party in tribute to Frankie Knuckles. The event will be held...

Bang Sundays Moves to Dolphin

After nearly four years in the South Loop, Bang Sundays is on the move. Terry Hunter's long-running Sunday night residency has moved to the north side of the city. Formerly based at The Shrine 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...

UK Music Festival Pioneers Drug Testing

No, not that kind.

David Mancuso Has Passed Away

David Mancuso, founder of The Loft and the very notion of the underground dance music party, has passed away, 5 Magazine can confirm.
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Cevin Fisher Makes His Chicago Debut

The veteran of New York’s most legendary venues (Zanzibar, the Loft and the Paradise Garage) appears August 20 at Primary Nightclub with Craig Loftis, Czboogie and Mike Bledsoe.

Soundcloud Announces Twitter Streaming But Not For You

Users are now able to play tracks from directly within the Twitter timeline on their mobile devices. They just can't play yours. Yet. SoundCloud announced today a partnership with Twitter on new "Audio Cards". "Some...
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We Broke All Records With This Issue

Kai Alce, Doorly, Chip E., Golf Clap, Frederick Dunson and more in 5 Mag's biggest issue ever (in more ways than one).
Pirate Radio Stations in US Cities

Pirate Radio in the US is Booming. Here Comes the Crackdown.

Massive enforcement actions are taking down record numbers of pirate radio broadcasters in the US, and now Congress is getting involved.
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The Ultimate UK Garage Documentary Makes Its Chicago Debut

Rewind 4Ever: A History of UK Garage at East Room on Sunday June 17 2018 with a director Q&A and afterparty sets by Mazi, RUBB Sound System, the Almaria Brothers & Czboogie.
Jeff Mills

Jeff Mills Performance Interrupted by Idiots Throwing Shit

http://youtu.be/i0rGtSbdGY4   A good deal of the concern - lawsuits, even - about safety at concerts is aimed at protecting the audience. In Chicago, the E2 club tragedy ten years ago is STILL a lightning rod...

Traxsource Welcomes AIFF, the Little (Big) File Format That Could

The twenty-seven year old lossless file format has finally found a home on Traxsource. The popular digital download shop has announced the introduction of the lossless Audio Interchange File Format, or AIFF. The "May AIFF Upgrade...
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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...

Mamby Nurtures Local Roots with Community Center & Community Stage

Mamby on the Beach festival for 2018 announces the addition of a new Community Center, a fifth Community Stage and set times for the June 23 and June 24 2018 Mamby on the Beach festival.
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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...

Stayin’ Alive: Beatport might just survive after all

Citing "dramatically improved" financial health, SFX decides to keep Beatport under its control.
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Detroit’s Tec-Troit Festival Is Shutting Down

The Tec-Troit Electronic Music Festival is shutting down, according to the Detroit festival's official Facebook page. Citing "two years of fighting an uphill battle," the post says the free festival is "mainly being abandoned because...

Rejoice: Hardkiss is Back

Nearly a year following the death of Scott Hardkiss, his fellow producers, DJs and legendary collaborators Gavin and Robbie Hardkiss have partnered with Scott's widow, Stephanie, to re-christen Hardkiss Music as a record label...

Complete Silver Room Block Party Lineup

This Saturday (that's July 21 2012) is an important milestone for a Chicago treasure - the Silver Room's 10th Annual Sound System Block Party, Wicker Park's favorite and most eclectic free festival of the...

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