Frankie Knuckles 'Director's Cut Collection Part II' to be released on vinyl

Part two of the Frankie Knuckles ‘Director’s Cut Collection’ is being released on vinyl. Frankie, aka the Godfather of House, did a lot of writing and production work with Erik Kupper, eventually branding themselves as Director’s Cut in 2011. Using this alias, they worked on a number of remixes and …

Ardalan announces his debut album 'Mr. Good'

San Francisco-based Ardalan has been a Dirtybird favorite across the years, joining the Claude VonStroke-led gang since the first BBQ in 2007. Since, he’s consistently held his own on Dirtybird line-ups and released collaborative works with Justin Martin and Christian Martin. Now, he readies to release his own full-length album …

Justin Cudmore launches new party series Balance at NYC's Basement

Brooklyn’s Justin Cudmore has launched a new party series called Balance that is set to take place at New York’s new underground venue Basement. The vision behind Balance is for Cudmore, who has released acclaimed material on The Bunker NY, HNYTRX, Phonica White and Interdimensional Transmissions, to invite a collection …

Green Velvet to bring fan favorite Holy Ship party "La La Land" to Factory 93

Relief Records boss and Chicago icon, Green Velvet, is coming to Factory 93 later this month and he’s bringing his infamous La La Land party with him. Making its Holy Ship debut in 2018, La La Land has been a huge hit amongst Green Velvet’s house and techno fans with …

Police: No Lollapalooza Gate Crashers Even Got In + They Were All Charges

A viral video this weekend showing a group people attempting to jump the gates at Lollapalooza has garnered differing responses, from cheers anarchy to warnings about how the youth are ruining festival culture. For whatever it’s worth, according to the Chicago Office Emergency Management and Communications, not a single fence …

REPORT: One Dead, Arrests More Than Double At Lollapalooza 2019

Lollapalooza took over Grant Park this past weekend from August 1 – 4. The festival averaged about 100,000 attendees per day and 400,000 overall — with its fair share arrests and citations, and unfortunately, one death. For the second year in a row, one festival goer died after attending the event. The …

Flume, San Holo & More Are Live Now from Lollapalooza's Final Day [STREAM HERE]

Not able to make it to Lolla? No problem! Lollapalooza 2019 is going down this weekend and you won’t have to miss a beat, thanks to the live stream! The staple Chicago music festival just kicked f its fourth and final day, and there’s tons amazing talent to see on Perry’s …

R. Kelly pleads not guilty to sex-crime charges in New York

Controversial artist R. Kelly pleaded not guilty in Brooklyn, New York on the morning of August 2 to five federal criminal charges brought against him. These charges include one count of racketeering and four counts of violating the Mann Act, which forbids interstate and foreign transportation of women and girls …

REPORT: Lollapalooza Drastically Increasing Security Following Garlic Festival Mass Shooting

A random shooting at a California food festival that killed three people, including a 6-year-old boy, this past weekend has prompted a more robust security response from Lollapalooza in Chicago. Mayor Lori Lightfoot pointed to the national response after similar events and promised patrons would be safe. “Every time something happens …

Duke & Jones Drop Massive Single "Vacancy"

On a devilish tear through 2019, Duke & Jones continue to impress the most adamant fans in the music industry. With their latest release “Vacancy” the standards are bound to be through the ro. This track is an outstanding reflection their signature production encompassing earthy/organic synth choices, & minimalist production, …

Cannabis To Become Legal In Illinois With Governor's Signature

It’s been an exciting time these past years seeing more and more states legalize recreational and medical cannabis, and others move to decriminalize on their way to full legalization. For a majority those who listen to music, the herbaceous plant ten enhances the experience and make festival food more palatable. …

Virgil Abloh's Pioneer DJ collab to be displayed at a museum

Multi-faceted artist Virgil Abloh has designed his own CDJ and mixer in collaboration with Pioneer DJ that will be displayed at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. The transparent CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2 were first revealed on Abloh’s Instagram and later debuted at his Coachella DJ set. Now the collab will be …

Virgil Abloh Joins Forces with Pioneer for Transparent Off-White Inspired CDJs

Virgil Abloh is never one to do things by the status quo. The founder Off-White™ and newly appointed Men’s Artistic Director Louis Vuitton is also a DJ, and so frequently uses the Pioneer CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2 combination. It seems as if the standard design the hardware wasn’t quite enough for Abloh …