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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...

Beatport Partners With Spotify

The streaming world continues to shift and warp, this time teaming up two ostensible competitors in the name of taking on Apple's curated playlists. Beatport has announced a partnership with Spotify, according to a release,...

Cure for the Summer Virus: Santonio Releases Get Up Remixes on Vinyl

Possibly the least exciting phrase in the English language is "out now on Beatport". This is especially true in the summer, when according to the rites of some ancient tradition labels shut down and...

Theaster Gates’ New Art Space to Host Frankie Knuckles’ Record Collection

We heard about this earlier this year but the cat is out of the bag. ArtNews posted a story about Chicago artist Theaster Gates, who we'd been informed discretely was working with the late...

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...

On Daphne, and Men and Women in Dance Music

DAPHNE PRESENTS. Those two words have preceded a whole group of events in Chicago this month, tied around them like a silk ribbon or repeated like a whole block of metal type. "Daphne" refers...

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.

Winter Music Conference Says They’re Not Really Dead, Just Been Napping

After widespread reports of WMC's demise, co-founder Bill Kelly announces this year's Winter Music Conference dates just two weeks away.
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Chicago House Producer Andre Harris Passed Away

We've just received the sad and shocking news that Andre Harris - long a mainstay of the Chicago House scene - passed away last week. The announcement was made in a joint statement by Roy...

Creative Chicago Expo Starts Tomorrow

It's not too late (and it won't be until it's over) to attend the 11th Annual Creative Chicago Expo, which is being held this Friday March 14 and Saturday March 15, 2014 from 10am-4pm...

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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Meet Us at Movement 2017

Over 100 artists and more than 100,000 people in attendance, including us.

The Beautiful One

Special Double Issue of 5 Magazine! Issue #131 of 5 Magazine is now available. 5 Magazine is published twice per month in our member's section for 5 Magazine subscribers. Who's On the Cover of Issue...
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Vincent Floyd, Tony Humphries, Karizma…

We're proud to present Issue #133 of 5 Magazine, out now. This is a new milestone, we think, both in content and consistency. You see what's on the cover but let's run through: 5 Magazine...

FreezeFrame: Marshall Jefferson at SummerDance

Chicago came out to move their and everyone else's respective bodies for Marshall Jefferson at SummerDance last Friday, July 10 at Grant Park's Spirit of Music Garden. Here are five shots trending on Instagram...

Danny Krivit Celebrates 10 Years of 718 Sessions

Danny Krivit, who played for his first dancefloor four years before I was born, is celebrating a number of milestones this month. In preparation for one of them, Nervous Records is releasing a new...

Jack4Japan: Interview with Chip E and Liliko on the Jack4House Benefit

Japan Relief is no longer the cause du jour, but painstaking recovery goes on. To encourage sustained attention on Japan's recovery and send the support of the House scene, Chip E and his wife Liliko organized the Jack4House Benefit this Thursday at Zentra

Alexander Robotnick Weeps for the Conformity of Your iPhone

Now this is not your usual free download - the "track nobody wanted to sign and I don't feel like improving" or, my personal favorite, the "additional remix that sucked too bad to sell"....
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Strictly Rhythm Was the Soundtrack of House Music’s Golden Age

Strictly Rhythm Underground '90 to '97 captures the dominance the label had over the 1990s club scene.

Coming Soon: Bob Moog Documentary Electronic Voyager

Here's a nice success story to start your day. Electronic Voyager, a documentary dedicated to the life of synthesizer and electronic music pioneer Bob Moog, has exited its kickstarter campaign fully funded with hours...

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Discograph: Aathee Records

Czarina Mirani profiles the forward thinking Chicago label Aathee Records, with a free download of their newest EP.

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12 Years of Breaking Records

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