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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 […]

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 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: Sami Weisband Aug 3, 2021 Tennessee’s boutique Deep Tropics Festival has unveiled the daily lineups for the event’s third installment on August 27 and 28. A tightly knit talent roster for the event’s 2021 run, what Deep Tropics smaller lineup lacks in size it makes up for in raw talent. With a diverse grouping […]

Mopsie the “rave horse” is growing a colt following after a bass-fueled dressage grand prix freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics. Ridden by five-time Olympian Steffan Peters of the U.S., Mopsie hoofed around to an EDM mix at the Olympic Equestrian Park on July 28th, flawlessly gyrating to classics like Rune RK’s “Calabria” and Haddaway’s “What Is Love.”  The […]

With the exception of a lost year in 2020, My House Music Festival has been consistently growing and getting bigger and bigger every year. In 2021, the Chicago festival featuring house music, community art, kids activities and the city’s top food trucks with local neighborhood vendors is spilling over into two days in Harrison Park […]

Struggling to mitigate a recent surge in COVID-19 cases under control, authorities in Ibiza are turning to an unlikely group of people for assistance—tourists.  Visitors to the island between ages 30 and 40 may be uniquely positioned to assist in the effort, provided they’re willing to party, of course. Law enforcement is currently in discussions […]

by: Ariel King Aug 3, 2021 The Weeknd‘s fourth studio album, After Hours has been nearly inescapable since its release in March 2020. Despite not garnering a Grammy nomination, The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye, still managed to stop the show at this year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, land three number one singles on the […]

LSDREAM is charting the course for his his third full-length album, aptly titled PEACE LOVE & WUBZ. The dubstep and experimental bass music star recently announced the new LP, but stopped short of sharing a release date. However, he did unveil the album’s titular track, a mind-bending banger blending elements of trap and funk. In addition to […]

It’s safe to say you’re watching the future of electronic music unfold before your eyes, thanks to Moore Kismet. At just 16 years of age, the prodigious producer and vocalist made history over the weekend as the youngest artist to ever perform at Chicago’s iconic Lollapalooza music festival. Kismet, a member of EDM.com‘s Class of 2021, […]

The first official post-Daft Punk musical project will land in summer 2022. Legendary Daft Punk member Thomas Bangalter has been confirmed to score a new ballet called Mythologies, which will run July 1-10, 2022 at the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux in Bordeaux, France. His music will be performed by the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine. Directed by choreographer and Ballet […]

by: Austria Masim Aug 2, 2021 After announcing its return for its annual closing party in May, Amnesia is setting sail once again to Pag island in Croatia for seven days and six nights of non-stop partying. Amid the economic losses imposed by travel restrictions and event cancellations from the previous summer, the famed venue […]

by: Austria Masim Aug 2, 2021 îLESONIQ Festival has announced the lineup for its 2022 iteration, slated to take place at Parc Jean-Drapeau on the island of Île Saint-Hélène. From September 24 — 26, the limited-capacity event will feature a turnout of new and established Canadian and United States acts alike such as deadmau5/testpilot, REZZ, Loud Luxury, Zeds […]

by: Ariel King Aug 2, 2021 Annie Mac said goodbye to BBC Radio 1 after 17 years on Friday, July 30. Mac has risen to legendary acclaim for the station, and helped launch a plethora of dance music’s top talent. She announced in April that she would be leaving BBC Radio 1 in order to […]

Ahead of his intimate performance at LA’s historic Roxy Theatre, Madeon took to social media to send a simple message to unvaccinated ticket-holders: just sit this one out. “Please don’t come to my show Wednesday if you’re not vaccinated yet,” Madeon tweeted yesterday, July 31st. “Not looking to debate here, just don’t come. Please, i’m asking you nicely. […]

It’s safe to say Excision is teasing something huge.  Across his social media pages, the Bass Canyon and Lost Lands festival proprietor shared a short video of his logo written in sand. It proceeds to be washed away by the tide before text appears to reveal that an announcement is coming next week. While teasers are […]

Strange things happen when governments seize assets through forfeiture. Things like this, the famous case of US vs. 594,464 Pounds of Salmon: But no case has left a stranger paper trail than US vs Shkreli, as in Martin Shkreli, better known from the pre-Trump deluge of hate-reading in America as the “Pharma Bro.” Shkreli had […]