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Czarina Mirani is the editor-in-chief of 5 Magazine. You can contact her at czarina@5chicago.com, via twitter and facebook.
For the last few years the buzzword on everyone's lips has been nothing but Dirtybird - the parties, the DJs, the music. San Francisco's Claude Von Stroke and Justin Martin were the nucleus of this crew and label known...
So I was watching this somewhat interesting 10 minute mini-documentary from Size TV on Steve Angello. There are scenes of him fiddling around in his studio, performing at a gig in Brazil and speaking candidly about his (temporary?) loss...
When you talk about Blaze, you're talking about House Music royalty. The legendary duo released almost twenty full length albums, countless hit songs and remixes for Diana Ross, Aretha, Jamiroquai, and more... But that's all in the past now. One...
Eight years is a long time - longer than we dared think we'd be around, publishing 5 Magazine month-to-month-to-month. In August 2013, we'll be publishing Issue #97 of 5 Magazine, and celebrating our 8th anniversary with a blast on August...
This year's Movement Festival 2013 by Paxahau definitely didn't disappoint, equipped with five technologically spruced up stages (Red Bull Music Academy, Beatport, Underground, Made in Detroit and the Electric Forest) and over 121 artists booked over a three day...
The Soul Clap phenomenon is a groovy, eclectic and ultimately inspiring one. Boston bred chaps Eli Goldstein and Charles Levine have energized a lackluster House scene with a shot of funkdafied adrenaline. Known for creative sets that span multiple...
Tony Touch: the original mixtape king with hundreds of mixes to date of Hip-Hop, Reggaeton and House. From his Rock Steady Crew affiliation to his work with a staggering who's who of Hip-Hop royalty, Tony Touch aka Tony Toca...
Chuck Daniels has been DJing since 1988, and has performed across North America and Europe. A native of Detroit, he's DJed or hosted at nearly every club in the city, including his Love the D and Sampled parties and...
Glasgow's finest (and fittest) Mr. Ed Marco mixes 5 Magazine's New Mix Monday Vol 167 ahead of his Fiasco in Chicago event this week. Ed Marco's Fiasco events are "globe trotting fiestas that have touched down in London, New York,...
There's a burgeoning movement coming out of Brooklyn made up of uber talented Deep House and Disco cats and they're making serious waves. Sam Walker and Gavin Royce, aka Walker & Royce and part of the Nervous/Nurvous crew, have...
Yes, you can be famous in less than 24 hours, and we'll show you how! In one day a YouTube video of a piano-playing, Santa hat-clad man went from 0 to 40,000 hits. By the time this story went...
Kentucky native Rick Nielsen of the Corduroy Mavericks is doing it big, blazing out tracks with labels such as Flapjack, Beatdown, Coyote Cuts, Juiced, Native Soul, Funk Mansion and Dufflebag to name a few. Now with new music,...
You know a Todd Edwards song when you hear it. And his contributions to the UK Garage scene from the early '90s onwards continues to impress.
While road tripping to Iowa with Detroit phenom Terrence Parker, we were regaling each other with stories of recent parties we'd attended. When he told me he had spun at a Christian rave during this year's Movement Festival, that...
5 Magazine's Czarina Mirani sits down for an interview with The Brand New Heavies founder Jan Kincaid
In a sea of so-so edits, endless swing and disco samples and prosaic hip-hop loops, a lot of us have been getting jaded with the Jacking House genre. But when Tony Saputo and Maurice Tamraz formed J Paul Getto...
5 Magazine's cover story with MK, aka Marc Kinchen, Detroit producer, remixer and (quite recently) DJ.
The end of every summer gives the promise of a new school year complete with new friends, classes and abundant activities. But for many underprivileged kids, something as simple as a school bag and supplies for the new year...
It's been a long time in our to-do list to get Brazilian Producer and DJ Meme over to Chicago, where dates just never seemed to come together. But finally through serendipity the constellations have aligned and he is...
In the House scene it's known that one has to wear many hats, but in Darren Holland's case this man may as well have written the book on it. When I first met him a few years ago in Chicago,...

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