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Ron Trent sat at a table in a high rise building

Ron Trent has a deep understanding of electronic music. Beginning his production career in his teens, the venerated Chicago resident has travelled through techno, deep house and Afro house over the years. His latest album ‘WARM: What Do The Stars Say To You’, produced with a live band, demonstrates the duality of his work: it’s futuristic and somehow ancient, cosmic and aquatic. DJ Mag's Ria Hylton catches up with the Chicago house legend to learn more

In October 2019, Tama Sumo and Lakuti held a Your Love party in east London’s Moth Club, and somewhere in the final hours of the...

DJ Deeon

DJ Deeon has revealed that he is currently in ICU due to a heart infection.


The legendary Chicago DJ and ghetto house pioneer shared a...

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 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...

The Frankie Knuckles Foundation and the Chosen Few DJs have teamed up to honour house music pioneer 

The Frankie Knuckles Foundation and the Chosen Few DJs have launched a GoFundMe campaign to get a proper gravestone for Ron Hardy.

Hardy, the house...

It’s true that house music would still exist if Marshall Jefferson hadn’t been around to guide it — but it’s equally correct to say that without Jefferson...

Memories fade over time, and what memories remain become more and more shaded by personal experiences and personal interests. That helps to explain, in part, why the story of...

Smartbar resident Ariel Zetina will release her second EP 'Organism' this week via Majía. Hear 'I Miss The Sea', a mesmerising fusion of house, techno...

Chicago-based DJ/producer Ariel Zetina makes music that is as thrilling as it is uncategorisable. With techno as the foundation, she delves into spheres of ambient...

Is wealth and privilege damaging British dance music, and if so, what should we do about it?

WORDS: Matt AnnissPICS: Nicola Nodland & Jillian Edelstein

Since acid house swept the UK 30 years ago and united a generation, British dance has proudly proclaimed its egalitarian credentials. Many believe that the loved up, misty-eyed utopianism...

Ceri readies the ‘I Need You to Make Me Sweat’ EP on her Find Your Own Records. Hear the razor-sharp house B-side ‘Sweat’ now...

Ceri will release her new EP ‘I Need You to Make Me Sweat’ via her Find Your Own Records on 3rd December.

The three-track release...

“Unfortunately, the time has come where The Mid’s doors will be closing”...

Chicago club The Mid is to close in February, the venue has announced.

Leading up to the venue’s closing party on 5th February 2019, The...

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...

Stream all 18 tracks, all 100 minutes of the Chicago house legend’s latest release...

Larry Heard has recently shared a full stream of ‘Cerebral Hemispheres’, his first album under his Mr. Fingers alias in nearly 25 years. 

First...

The Chicago house legend's first album as Mr. Fingers in nearly 25 years is out 13th April...

Larry Heard has announced details of his first full-length album in 15 years - and the first under his inimitable Mr. Fingers monicker in close...

The Chicago-based DJ is famous for speaking his mind and continues to be the flag-bearer of underground house...

He’s known for speaking his mind on social media but Chicago-born house legend DJ Sneak is on the road to redemption. We meet him during...

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...

House, ballroom & Dance Mania all make the cut in Moscow-born DJ's podcast

Moscow-born but now London-based, if Lokiboi is a Russian oligarch he's ventured down a more interesting path than buying himself a football club. Instead, with...

Chicago originals over 16-CD box set

Retro house revivalism is at an all-time high. Everyone's at it. A wave of old skool-influenced tunes have even got the UK pop charts in a lather. Here to remind us just where all this music really comes from after their excellent Terry Farley compiled 'Acid Rain' collection last month is Harmless, with this ridonkulously exhaustive 16-CD box-set.

Chicago trio on their b2b2b tour

Three of Chicago's most respected DJs, they're repping real house music harder than ever in an age of commercialisation and corporate EDM. Touring together as Back to Back to Back, we thought it was time to pick their brains about their Chicago beginnings, the switch to digital, the US dance boom — and where they're at now...