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We review the Sneak/Carter/Farina trio

Friday nights are now in the hands of the Insane crew. They have moved quickly and filled the 40 year old Ibiza institution with a whole host of underground artists, including John Digweed, Fritz Kalkbrenner (regular residents), Uner, Steve Lawler, Joris Voorn, Coyu and Umek, plus tonight's guests - the Chicago house trio of DJ Sneak, Mark Farina & Derrick Carter.

The Rockin' House Records boss, and first producer to add guitars and live instruments to the studio mix, leaves a huge legacy behind 

Chicago house music legend Rodney Bakerr has died. 

Baker, who produced and DJ'd with an additional "r" on his surname, suffered a heart attack last...

“He was one of the best DJs you’d ever meet, but didn’t mind sharing the spotlight" 

Chicago house DJ Darrell Woodson has passed away.   “Last night we lost a sweet soul who happened to be a fantastic DJ,” Chicago's DJ...

The imprint was originally launched in 1985 by Rocky Jones and the late Benji Espinoza

Chicago house label, DJ International Records, has relaunched. 

DJ International, the legendary Chicago imprint oringally launched in 1985 by Rocky Jones and the late Benji Espinoza...

Cynic Music boss digs up some vocal gems!

Felix Dickinson's new tune is sensational. Out on Futureboogie this month, it's been on heavy rotation in the DJ Mag office over the last few...

Another surprise SoundCloud drop from RDJ

The latest upload on Richard D. James’s SoundCloud sees him rework a classic.

The British producer shared an edit of Street-Side-Boyz’s ‘I Wanna Be With...

It's a thorough snapshot of a timeless scene...

A new 96-page book documenting early Chicago House music has been published.

Out now via Brandon Johnson's Almighty & Insane Books, 'Beyond Heaven: Chicago House...

The artist revealed in a post on Facebook that Trax Records owed him royalties

A fundraiser has been started for pioneering Chicago house producer, Adonis, who revealed he had not received "a penny" in royalties from renowned house label...

Carlos Ramirez-Rosa wants the genre to be honoured properly in its birthplace

Chicago city councilor Carlos Ramirez-Rosa has put forward a suggestion that the city should open two new 24-hour clubs dedicated specifically to house music, to...

‘The House of the Windy – Dance Music’s Forgotten Heroes’ charts the history of the genre...

Dave Pearce has made a documentary on the history of Chicago house, which will air on BBC Radio 4 today (12th July), as well as...

Chicago's local authorities are supporting the city's first ever house music festival: DJmag.com interviewed the festival's organisers.


Chicago will host its first house music festival (Move!) in July


The local authorities are supporting Move! Festival


Lady D will DJ at Move! Festival...

Messages of support have poured in from across the world 

Chicago house legend Paul Johnson is in an intensive care unit (ICU) after becoming infected with Covid-19. 

Johnson shared the news on Sunday (18th July)...

"I’ve been interested in club, and the many different iterations of nightlife," he said

Frank Ocean has revealed details of his upcoming third studio album in a rare interview.

Speaking to W Magazine, the U.S. artist said that...

The man, basically, is a workaholic

Danish producer Noir and his sprawling musical empire Noir Music have been riding the crest of a wave for a couple of years now, and it’s all down to one man’s tireless work ethic...

For official Pitchfork afterparty this Saturday July 20

With Chicago's Pitchfork Festival this weekend (July 19-21), catch Ray-Ban X Boiler Room 002 on Saturday July 20 for the official festival afterparty.

Join the...