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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.
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...
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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.

Georgie Porgie Interview

He is a singer, a songwriter, a recording artist, record producer, an independent dance music mogul and one of the hottest dance music remixers to emanate out of Chicago. Georgie Porgie, greatly influenced during the infancy of House music,...
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Inaya Day Interview

Interview by Doug Brandt. YOU KNOW WHO SHE IS, although you may not realize it. She's had three #1s and two #2s on the Billboard dance charts over the last nine years, and at least five others in the Top...

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