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by: Austria Masim Aug 4, 2021 Chicago house legend Paul Johnson has passed away at the age of 50 following a battle with COVID-19. Johnson had previously shared to Instagram on July 18 that he had been placed on a ventilator after being diagnosed with the virus and was going to be transferred to an […]

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The Burners have gone rogue.  An informal group has taken it upon themselves to launch a Burning Man-themed event during the time the original festival was supposed to take place. Due to COVID-19 the 2021 edition of the iconic gathering was officially postponed another year, a move that apparently didn’t sit well with the 10,000-plus people […]

With the goal of providing festival-goers a secure platform to buy and sell passes, FestFriends has launched a new virtual marketplace. FestFriends has been in the works for over two years, according to a press release issued to announce the brand’s new mobile app. Navigating the devastating impact of COVID-19, which forced countless music festivals across […]

îLESONIQ hosts some of the best international and Canadian artists around, catering to all styles of contemporary music. Hosted at the stunning Parc Jean-Drapeau, this multi-day experience incorporates incredible music, people, food, and culture for a unique festival experience. The event first launched in 2014, hosting around 25,000 attendees at the Parc Jean-Drapeau, situated east […]

Tom Ferry’s stunning new single ‘Come Closer’ with EDM mainstay, Marcus Mollyhus and UK vocalist, Nova May is another mouthwatering taste of the fast- rising artist’s forthcoming debut album ‘shapes’ on ChillYourMind in September. The single is released on July 23rd and shows another side to the Liverpool, UK-based producer’s sound after he made a […]

Glasgow Underground boss Kevin McKay continues a fine run of quality house music releases as he teams up with highly respected French house producer Norman Doray to deliver a sublime, peak time piano groove ‘Let Me Work On You’. The uplifting track cuts up Sharon Brown’s classic ‘I Specialize In Love’ turning the melodies into […]

The fiery fourth record from the Shakeable Germ collective, “Going Out” is a defiant, ground shaking track that arrives with a bang and a stellar visual. Celebrating the everyday joys of post-lockdown life that we may have previously taken for granted, the collective, created by fashion designer and DJ Gresham Blake and Phats and Smalls’ […]

90’s kids: grab some Capri Sun, dump it into your morning coffee, and get ready to time-travel back to 2003, when “Bring Me To Life” was soundtracking cry-ragers from NY to LA. Bass music producer HVDES has tapped into Evanescence’s generational rock anthem, flipping the gothic nu-metal tune into a wild drum & bass rendition. […]

5 Mag been asked by his aunt to inform our readers that Chicago house music legend Paul Johnson has passed away. Paul died this morning at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, Illinois. We are praying for the comfort and to alleviate the grief of his family and his friends. There will never […]

It’s not every day an electronic music artist sees their name alongside Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder on an album. But Protohype isn’t just any artist. The Nashville-born, neck-breaking dubstep vet has been confirmed to appear on The Atlas Underground Fire, the star-studded upcoming album from Tom Morello. Protohype, who has long been championed for […]

Martin Garrix‘s illustrious list of collaborators just added two more monster names. After a period of rampant speculation on Reddit surrounding a new single with two big-name artists, the Dutch EDM wunderkind has confirmed an upcoming collab with renowned singer-songwriter Sasha Alex Sloan and hip-hop superstar G-Eazy. The track, dubbed “Love Runs Out,” will drop […]

Legendary Detroit DJ and electronic music producer K-Hand has died at the age of 56. According to Detroit Metro Times, K-Hand, whose real name was Kelli Hand, is hailed as being “the first woman to release an electronic music record before techno grew into an international fascination.” In summer 2017 Hand was officially dubbed “the First Lady […]

by: Zach Salafia Aug 4, 2021 It’s been nearly one full year since WE ARE FURY‘s debut album, DUALITY, was released, and Joachim Speidel and Stuart Brookes of the Canadian duo are finally back with a fresh new single featuring emlyn. “Remember” is a powerful bass tune with a “groovy, nostalgic” sound complemented by vocals […]

by: Zach Salafia Aug 4, 2021 Between his Lost Lands festival in Thunder Valley, Ohio, Bass Canyon at Washington’s The Gorge, and his recent two-day Reunion show, Excision is well-accustomed to putting on festivals for his head banging fan base and now, they can do it for the first time in all-inclusive fashion. Come April […]

by: Ross Goldenberg Aug 4, 2021 If anyone has been in the crowd for a John Summit set throughout 2021 so far, there’s been a more than likely chance of hearing a then-unreleased ID from Kyle Walker and VLTRA (IT). For a second time this year, Walker is going through Lee Foss‘ Repopulate Mars to […]

by: Ross Goldenberg Aug 4, 2021 After stepping out from behind one of STMPD RCRDS‘ most sought-after releases at the beginning of May, Janee has returned to Martin Garrix’s label for a sophomore showing. When 19-year-old Argentinian producer Faith heard “Can’t Let You Go” play just before his own production during Martin Garrix Radio 349, […]

by: Ross Goldenberg Aug 4, 2021 Jerro has remained a familiar face on This Never Happened for close to two years, and he’s now adding his name to the Lane 8-directed label’s cultivating record of full-length LPs from this year alone, including Sultan + Shepard, Massane, and most recently EMBRZ. Jerro’s debut outing Coming Home—which […]

by: Sami Weisband Aug 4, 2021 What happens when David Guetta gets time off? The trajectory of David Guetta’s career has been the stuff that aspiring producers’ dream of—a climb to dance music’s highest summit, still consistently topping charts at 53 years old. One might imagine that taking a break from touring as one of […]

“It’s definitely been a fucking journey,” said ILLENIUM just before stepping on stage for his momentous “Trilogy” show last month. After three album installments and five years of a distinct creative vision, the world-class electronic artist was preparing to move on. But first, he decided to plan a party—and a big one at that—touching down […]