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22 05, 2019

Plugging Into Chicago’s Forgotten House Venues

By |2019-05-24T00:54:27+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Announcements, Chicago, Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, DJ, Entertaiment, House, House Music, International, Internet, Interviews, Music News, producer|0 Comments

For decades, house music has shaped pop worldwide—but many of the spaces that birthed it here disappeared so quickly they barely left a trace. By Leor Galil @imLeor “It was a time when people didn’t put as much emphasis on the DJs or the performer per se, and really danced and enjoyed themselves.” —DJ and producer [...]

8 05, 2019

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

12 11, 2018

HOUSE MUSIC IS BLACK AMERICAN MUSIC

By |2018-11-19T13:41:30+00:00November 12th, 2018|Chicago, DJ, House, House Music|0 Comments

In case you don’t know — and chances are pretty good that if you aren’t from Chicago or a house music-head, you may not — the picture above is that of Frankie Knuckles. Knuckles, who passed away in 2014, is commonly known as the “Godfather of House Music,” but he may as well be [...]

7 11, 2018

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|0 Comments

  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 [...]

26 07, 2018

THE FREAKEASY IS CHICAGO’S BEST KEPT UNDERGROUND PARTY PARADISE

By |2018-07-26T16:21:47+00:00July 26th, 2018|Chicago, Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Entertaiment, House, House Music, International, news|Comments Off on THE FREAKEASY IS CHICAGO’S BEST KEPT UNDERGROUND PARTY PARADISE

“I always say in Chicago, bad is good and good is bad,” Freakeasy co-founder Matt Fusello says over a plate of late night lo mein in the Windy City’s Chinatown. Fusello and Freakeasy partner Striz have asked Mixmag out to slurp down noodles in order to impart the feel and history for this legendary Chicago party before [...]

19 07, 2018

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

  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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