About 5 Magazine and 5 Mag Dot Net

In 2005, Czarina Mirani and Terry Matthew founded 5 Magazine to share the music we love: dance music, house music, the music of Chicago’s clubs and nightlife.

5 Magazine began as a local print publication (monthly in print and mostly black and white). Our first issue featured Chicago loft hero Légo. Our third issue featured Cajmere and Dajae. Our fourth issue featured Frankie Knuckles – the first of 5 issues in which Frankie Knuckles appeared on the cover.

For 12 years 5 Mag remained in print, covering deep house, soulful house, techno, disco, tech house, ambient and every flavor of electronic music, with artists from around the world.

In 2015, we moved 5 Mag entirely to the digital realm. We publish a new issue of 5 Mag every two months in digital format in our member’s section for 5 Mag’s huge audience of members. (If you are interested, we have a special offer for new members to subscribe for as little as $1/issue.) Each digital issue is published in PDF format and, after a decent interval, published here for the whole world to read at 5mag.net.

Fourteen years later, 5 Mag is still presided over by Czarina Mirani and Terry Matthew as well as our growing staff of longtime and some new contributors.

Note: If you’d like to submit music to 5 Mag, our guidelines are here. Please read them!

If you’d like to submit a calendar event, directions are at the top of our events page.

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