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House Music magazine publishing for more than 12 years from Chicago, covering Deep House, Soulful House, Techno, Synth, Disco and every flavor of underground electronic music.
If you're thinking about dumping your turntables and making the switch to CDJs full-time, you better think twice - or at least make a visit to KStarke Records
IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE that anyone could pass over Kerri Chandler, but that's exactly what we've seen happening. When the sun rises every morning and sets in the west, you can take it for granted. As a producer, as...
TIME TO ADMIT THE obvious: Lady D has become a full-fledged industry force in the worldwide House scene. In the twelve years that she's been practicing her craft, she's torn up more dancefloors than most of us have ever...

Bargrooves Black

This is a two CD mix set covering a pretty wide array of genres for just one release. Disc 1 is compiled and mixed by Ben Sowton; much of it is trancey and falls pretty firmly on the more...
He does it once more! That's right Chicago's own DJ Slugo drops another classic booty mix CD. And he proves that he must be recognized as truly one of the foremost pioneers of Ghetto House, aka Juke. This album...
The latest from Andre Harris on his Innate Soul digital label hearkens back a bit with a spoken word vocal reminiscent of Phuture. The vocal could go over well among a gay crowd or voguers and though it bears...
No matter whether you are new to the Chicago House scene or a veteran, you have felt the unmistakable energy that happens when a party has just the right combination of music and people. For over a decade, househeads...
THE HISTORY OF THE music industry, from Perry Como to Perry Farrell, might be littered with burned-out artists hyped as the Next Big Thing, but the House music industry doesn't live by those rules. An ingrained cynicism toward "one...
More on the progressive tip than straight-ahead House, this track exhibits some interesting arrangements and genuinely uplifting vocals from the singer Cheyenne. The mix has a lot of bells and whistles which makes it a little too progressive for...
What happens when you raise a boy with Afrocentrism, polyrhythms, and mathematical precision? What if you throw in some music history, an extensive discography, love for movement, education, wisdom and a vision? The boy grows to a man who is...
dj cameron

DJ Cameron Interview

One set and he blew us away, and now you can check him out too. Chicago native Cameron Da DJ will add another residency (in his third city) to his belt starting January 12, 2007 when he sets up...
Our amazing interview with the legendary vocalist Lady Miss Kier. Worth quoting.
IF YOU SPEND any time in Chicago, you will invariably conclude two things: It is a beautiful city and it is a musical city. With presentations by the finest musicians in every genre, from free jazz to folkloric traditions...
Interview with Terry Hunter from the May 2006 issue of 5 Magazine
EVERY PRODUCER, DJ, dancer or fanatic will tell you that House music is in their blood. DJs drag their crates from gig to gig, from city to city, passing mix tapes on anyone that will listen. Producers work the labels,...
IT MAY BE THE center of the entertainment industry, but Los Angeles seems like the edge of the world when it comes to House music. Or so it would seem to those of us from the Midwest and the...
WHEN YOU LIVE IN a city as musically blessed as Chicago, it's always hard to know how prominent your local heroes are on the national stage. So it wasn't until I started talking with producers and DJs from out...
Alan King

Alan King Interview

THE NAME ALAN KING is synonymous with the early history of Chicago House music. He was there at the beginning, and if this thing ever ends you can be sure that he'll be there to play the afterhours, too....

Mr ALI Interview

THE MINUTE YOU STEPPED into Green Dolphin Street, Mr. A.L.I. hit you between the eyes, in the heart, in the hips and in the soul. Keyboard riffs, drums, a strumming baseline and the unmistakable voice of Dajae washed over...
5 Magazine's Czarina Mirani talks to Chicago House Music DJ and producer Ron Carroll.

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