Boiler Room Is Changing (5 Magazine)

By |2019-08-23T23:32:51+00:00August 23rd, 2019|5 Magazine, House Music, Music News|

Into what? It's hard to say. STORY BY TERRY MATTHEW, 5 MAGAZINE   Boiler Room - the broadcasting platform which brought the party (and DJs turning knobs) into living rooms around the world - is changing. The company has unveiled parts of a new business model involving "brand fee/royalties" and a quasi-franchised version of the Boiler [...]

Mixcloud Limits “Free” Listening, Will Start to Charge Listeners Money (5Mag)

By |2019-08-04T19:23:19+00:00August 4th, 2019|5 Magazine, Music News, My House Radio|

In the last issue of 5 Mag, I wondered if Mixcloud had finally figured out a working business model for DJ mixes on the internet. Other services have worked on making mixes legal – clearing rights and ensuring that rightsholders are paid up and okay with it. But none of that really helps the DJ [...]

Chicago’s Mayor Came to the Chosen Few Picnic (5Mag)

By |2019-07-10T03:31:35+00:00July 10th, 2019|5 Magazine, Chicago, Chicago House Music Festival, Czarina Mirani, House Music, Music News, My House Radio|

Lori Lightfoot By  5 Magazine  - July 9, 2019 Recognizing how influential the event has become, Chicago’s newly-elected Mayor Lori Lightfoot appeared on-stage at the Chosen Few Picnic and Music Festival last weekend. Lightfoot – the first black woman elected as mayor of Chicago, which with her election became the largest in United States [...]

No, Pioneer DJ is Not “Exiting The DJ Business”

By |2019-06-03T14:25:34+00:00May 8th, 2019|5 Magazine, Chicago, Czarina Mirani, Music News, My House Radio, Pioneer|

By Terry Matthew May 6, 2019 We don’t need to get deep in the weeds here. Stories circulated this morning that Pioneer is “exiting the DJ business.” While technically true, these stories are conflating Pioneer and Pioneer DJ. “Pioneer DJ” is a company spun off from “Pioneer” itself more than four years ago. The [...]

The Chicago House Music Festival Will Return in 2019

By |2018-11-07T18:04:03+00:00November 7th, 2018|5 Magazine, Announcements, Chicago, Chicago House Music Festival, Czarina Mirani, House Music, My House Radio|

  Back in Millennium Park for the 4th year running. November 6th,2018 The amazing people at the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events have announced their 2019 calendar, and there are a lot of reasons to get excited about: house music and electronic music are once again well-represented. To [...]

Chuck Roberts Proclaims the 10 Commandments of House “In our House, there is only House Music!”

By |2018-07-26T16:21:48+00:00July 19th, 2018|5 Magazine, Chicago, Classics, House, House Music, Interviews|

  In 1987, a group called Rhythm Controll released a track that would contain probably the most sampled speech in House music history: “My House.” Featuring the vocal prowess of a then unknown Chuck Roberts, the speech has gone on to be used in dare I say hundreds of songs in the next 31 years.   Fast [...]

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Ron Trent Profiled in New Wax Poetics Series (5magazine)

By |2018-07-26T16:21:56+00:00May 10th, 2018|5 Magazine, Chicago, Czarina Mirani, House Music, Interviews, Music News, My House Radio, Videos|

 Ron Trent Profiled in New Wax Poetics Series Wax Poetics has launched a new "travel" series of videos and they wisely started off in Chicago. May 2, 2018  Wax Poetics has launched a new “travel” series of videos and they wisely started off in Chicago. Soul City features Ronnie Reese exploring the music of [...]

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House, Latin House & Vogue Classes at the Chicago House Music Festival (5 Magazine)

By |2018-07-26T16:21:57+00:00May 6th, 2018|5 Magazine, Announcements, Chicago, Chicago House Music Festival, Czarina Mirani, Entertaiment, House Music, news|

Free master classes on Friday May 25 as part of the City of Chicago's huge Chicago House Music Festival, by instructors Czarina Mirani, Carlos Morris, Lyrik Cruz and Carlos Lanvin. The City of Chicago is pulling all stops this year for the official inauguration of the Chicago House Music Festival. On Memorial Day weekend, the festival [...]

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Jimpster: “The Music is Always Bigger Than All of Us” (5 Magazine)

By |2018-07-26T16:21:57+00:00April 24th, 2018|5 Magazine, DJ, House Music, My House Radio, producer|

Jimpster (Jamie Odell) has been producing music since 1992. He currently co-runs the Freerange and Delusions of Grandeur labels and is a world-renowned producer and DJ. We spoke to Odell about the changes he’s seen in house music over the years, and attempt to uncover the secrets of his sound. Photo by Tom Oldham. The deep house scene owes more to [...]

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It’s Time To Jack Again (5 Magazine)

By |2018-07-26T16:21:58+00:00April 12th, 2018|5 Magazine, Announcements, House Music, Music, Music News, My House Radio, Videos|

Chip E and Carl Cox remake Time To Jack and Chicago House Music lore of Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy in the studio. He was the man who encouraged and helped co-produce Frankie Knuckles’ first track “You Can’t Hide.” He was in the studio with Ron Hardy when he did his very first [...]

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