The first Frankie Fest will take place at this year's Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE).
Founded and organised by Eric Kupper and Kenny Summit, Frankie Fest will raise money for the Frankie Knuckles Foundation, which was set up after the Chicago house legend's passing in 2014 and supports music in schools, LGBTQ youth homelessness, AIDS research/prevention, and diabetes research/education.
Kim English, the iconic Chicago-born vocalist who performed on multiple house classics, has died.
There’s a glory to whacking open a thick paperback cover of raised black title design, of a typical hand-drawn skyline and musical quavers, atop a gradient pink to blue. Through it, you discover far more than the pure basic beauty of a movement’s pre-Photoshop days. It’s a joy to get inside the early flyers via the archive of DJ Mario “Liv It Up” Luna, in Brandon Johnson’s new book, Beyond Heaven: Chicago House Party Flyers From 1983-1989.
Richie Hawtin has responded to a message from a Twitter user suggesting that he return to Chicago to play in a warehouse for an underground promoter.
“Would love to come back for a warehouse type party!,” Hawtin said, quoting the tweet. Now, all that remains to be seen is whether a promoter in the city will make it happen.
Dan Jugle, the influential, Chicago-based techno and experimental artist, died this past weekend.
John Ochoa is the editor-at-large of DJ Mag North America. You can find him living his best life on Twitter.
DJ Rush is a techno icon.
A selector since the late '80s, cutting his teeth with a residency at the Reactor in Chicago, he quickly became a central figure in the city’s scene.
1. J Fernandes
2. DJ Scale Ripper
'Kovacs on Acid'
3. Basic Frame
'Metal Blows (Tool Mix)'
4. Axel Karakasis
'Cone of Power'
6. Human Insect
7. Oscar P
(Open Bar Music)
8. Scarlet Zwart
'Stranded On Neptune'
10. Sandro Galli