Home Authors Posts by 5 Magazine

5 Magazine

945 POSTS 1 COMMENTS
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.

DJ Sneak: Dry Rub

DJ Sneak's sound is pretty timeless by now; if you like his past releases, you'll probably get into this one as well. "Marijuana" is classic Sneak, with a heavier than heavy bass, clean drums and a sound that remains...
Archived 2008 mix from Grammy Award winning DJ, remixer and producer Maurice Joshua.
This one took a long way around: from DJ Pap and Curt Harmon (aka Cei Bei) in Chicago to Dubai and back again. Cei Bei is an immensely talented vocalist, but the key here for me is Pap's incredibly...
Note: The 5 Magazine DJ Series was a monthly CD series released in a limited edition from March 2007 to November 2008. We featured mixes from legends such as Frankie Knuckles, Gene Hunt and Terry Hunter to the next...
Darryl D'Bonneau's Miracles LP was released in March 2007 on Jellybean Soul, but Jon Cutler's remixes of the title track were worth the wait. Marlon D. was the producer of the LP, and his fingerprints are all over the...
This track generated some heat at WMC, and Feelin Music appears to be putting a full-court press on to get this track on the world's dancefloors before summer is out. With a long time between the promo release and...
I received this track in Miami from Mr. Black Coffee himself. I already knew of Mr. Coffee through his hit "Even Though" on Real Tone, but what I didn't know is that this man is one of South Africa's...
We're treated to a meaner side of Jihad Muhammand here - no jazzy stuff going on. Not that we don't appreciate it when he does it, but this one is a full-on nightclub banger! Big room with an underground/soul...
Deep House artists Converge (aka Stephen Brown and Ray Fenwick) have this five track EP to offer from the UK. The sound varies intensely from song to song. "Come On Over" is deep and loungey, with just a simple...
A BOY SURROUNDED by legendary rock stars, treating them as the neighborhood patron at his father's restaurant. A teen whose DJ career launched at the age of 14 after being handed a James Brown promo. A young man inspired...
I couldn't believe that Kathy Brown was covering a bubblegum ballad from Debbie ("Pat's Daughter") Boone... and thankfully, she isn't. This track features soaring vocals with a touch of disco (can anything Kathy Brown sings not be?) that's sure...
5 Magazine's 2008 profile of DJ and producer Master Kev.
The original release of Traveling In Africa comes from one member of the Brazilian Soul Crew on the Taubate EP, which received heavy chart action from industry heavyweights like Louie Vega, Dr. Bob Jones and Jihad Muhamad. Here label...
You can't go wrong with this double disc set. On Disc One you'll find most of their dance music classics, including hard to find original 12" mixes of "Don't Cost You Nothing," "Found A Cure" "Love Don't Make It...
What can I say? Spoken Word meets Deep House! You can enjoy this one on the dancefloor as well as in your iPod. Andre Harris is a master when it comes to soulful House productions, if you haven't figured...
Hopefully, somewhere before, in the middle, or after DJs bang us out with the latest sample/filter music-stuff, they will treat us to something musically that will fulfill our minds and emotions along with our feet. Through Chico Hamilton, Joe...
Have you ever seen videos of European megaclubs with men with sharp hair and women with sharp breasts dancing like decapitated birds between laser beams and glo-sticks? This track is pretty much an epitome of the kind of soulless...
This three song release by DJ Motion features a pretty wide range of sounds. "Born in Summer" is a classic jack track - perfect for the lull between two crowd slayers, it's simple, direct and to the point. "Cloudsplitter"...
This column is quickly becoming a Phil Asher lovefest, but the man simply releases so much must-have music that passing it up would be a tragedy of omission. "Runnin'" was featured on a mix contributed by Phlash back in...
This is an awesome cut up by the Texas duo Backseat Bingo. The original mix is impossibly funky and perfect for that transcendental moment when people can't help but to throw their hands in the air. Some DJs need...

MUST READ!

Smartbar reopens: “We cannot wait to dance with you”

Chicago institution Smartbar will reopen starting this weekend for the first time in 16 months. Here's the line-up:

THE LATEST