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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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Soul Clap Edit of Benjamin Ball’s I Just Keep Dancing on Wax

Soul Clap's choice remix from the South African '80s synth-disco project Boogie Breakdown gets served up.

Detroit Swindle Soars to New Heights on “Can’t Hold It”

Their new EP on Heist showcases what is probably the best track they've released to date.
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Karen Gwyer Releases Rembo LP on Dont Be Afraid

A "beautiful set of boundary-less music translated from brain to tape."

Joi Cardwell: Days Of Our Lives

Sweet soulful melodies courtesy of God, hard work and Joi Cardwell's heavenly voice.
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Karizma: Conversations by 5 Magazine

Karizma sits down with 5 Magazine's Conversations podcast ahead of his gig headlining 5 Mag's 12 year anniversary bash.

Anthony Nicholson Releases Night-clubb-ing on Bandcamp

Anthony Nicholson releases a record of twitchy, synth-driven dance that owes much to House Music's Italo, New Wave and Krautrock roots.
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Marquis Hawkes’ Basement Is Burning

Marquis Hawkes makes records that sound great and they'll keep sounding great tomorrow, next week and on through the years, over and over and over again.
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Louie Vega Remixes John Davis’ Monster Orchestra “Up Jumped The Devil”

Yet another classic Louie Vega disco remix.

Get Down at the Love & Boogie Disco Hut

Andrew Emil, Julio Bishop, DJ Lito, DJ Purple, Redux & more at the Disco Hut of the 4th Annual House Music Block Party August 27.
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Frique’s Lea Music Releases Chad Sommer’s Come On Baby

Chicago scene fixture Chad Sommer releases a deep banger on DJ Frique's Lea Music.
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Chris Luzz Releases Scandalous on Good Company

In praise of the finely crafted and highly detailed cuts of Chris Luzz Scandalous, with remix by Cosmic Cowboys' Kaled.
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DJ Three: The 5 Magazine Profile

Kev Obrien on DJ Three, a DJ's DJ; the launch of Hallucienda and tales from the old Florida underground.

Natural Rhythm: The Jive Remixes

With remixes from Hector Moralez, Phil Weeks, John Mork and Jason Hodges.
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Patrice Scott: Soulfood

Built brick by brick largely from his own recordings, Patrice Scott returns to Sistrum with a 3 track EP.

Crossing Karizma Off Your Bucket List

For the first time in memory (including his!) Karizma will be in Chicago again for 5 Magazine's 12 Year Anniversary bash at Smartbar August 26 2017.
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Station H Podcast Episode 1 – with Kiko Navarro, Richard Earnshaw & Lee Bright

Host Will Sumsuch presents his Station H, the newest 5 Magazine podcast with special guests Kiko Navarro, Richard Earnshaw and Lee Bright of BBE.
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Peppermint Jam Drops Pablo Bolivar’s Back Door EP

Stone cold monster of a release featuring John Vermont and two sterling remixes from Ian Pooley.
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Phil Kieran’s Blinded By The Sun LP Gets Another Remix Pack

Mano Le Tough, David Holmes and especially Matthew Herbert remix tracks from Phil Kieran's Blinded By the Sun album.
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Jamie 3:26: Blessin’

More than 25 minutes of boogie, precision-tooled for DJs and the bin scavengers from Jamie 3:26.