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Rees Urban is a contributing editor of 5 Magazine, a producer, DJ and co-hosts the 5 Magazine Radio Show. You can contact him at urban@5chicago.com, via twitter and facebook.
Jeremy Sylvester spearheads a 20 track compilation from UK Garage-influenced artists spanning the globe.
How much can a DJ who goes by "Eats Everything" talk about food? We tested those limits but managed to get a few words in about other matters with the UK-based DJ and recording artist, who is one of...
Anytime I see a new Alex Agore release, I make a point to listen to it because he never disappoints. I can’t say that for more than a handful of producers out there these days. His ’90s infused Garage-style...
It would be fair to say Treasure Fingers has been at the forefront of the Nu Disco scene since its infancy. What you may not know is that he's also one-third of Evol Intent (and individually as The Enemy)...
Not many DJs can say they've endured the test of time, keeping a constant flow of international gigs and maintaining their relevance in electronic music to decades of club and partygoers. Not only has John Digweed done that -...
Deeon is a pioneer in Chicago music, period. Often revered as the Ghetto House originator, he is an influence to electronic music producers of all genres. He's licensed songs to compilations from DJs that spin anything from Deep House...
From Midwest rave hero to West Coast icon to Deep House globetrotter, Halo is a name familiar to most. Relocating across the country several times and morphing his style to keep himself relevant are some of the reasons he...
Isaiah Major is an international man of mystery.
I don't know of many other producers that have run the gamut of sounds like this man has. From early breakbeat techno, rave and hardcore jams as Wishdokta (among others) to pushing 2 Step to the forefront of dance...
If you currently play House Music of any sort you're sure to know who Groove Assassin (facebook, myspace) is. He remixes and produces gems on a near weekly basis for pretty much every staple label in the game that...
For the last three years, we've been honored to have House Music legend and worldwide electronic music icon DJ Rush celebrate his birthday with us at Urban's House, 5 Mag's Thursday night residency at Betty's Blue Star here in...
Joshua Michaels is better known to most as simply Joshua, Iz or half of the DJ and production duo of Iz & Diz. Iz is a jack of all trades and has dabbled in many aspects of the music...
Rees Urban's 2010 cover story with Chicago's pride, DJ Colette.
DJ Rush is a giant in dance music. He's now approaching his 20th anniversary as a producer - a recording career that began with "Knee Deep" on Trax Records back in 1991. Rush now lives in Germany but returns every...
James Curd (website, facebook, discogs, twitter) has made quite a name for himself this past decade. Also known as the mastermind behind the Greenskeepers band, James tells us about his near-death flying experience, why you might know of his...
Todd Terry is an icon in House Music. He also has quite a history that many don't know about. He did production on the Jungle Brothers' "I'll House You" - a tune that people who aren't even serious Househeads...
Chuck Love is literally a one man band. From playing the flute to the drums and from the bass to vocals, he does it all in his live show while mixing songs. He also incorporates self-produced videos - and...
It took about two decades for them to catch up, but the recent resurgence of mainstream interest in Hip House and Acid has brought a new respect to the early recordings of our man in Germany (tha produca awesome...

Astor: Lessons

Hot new label Pin Up brings a groovy little number with their 12th release. "Lessons" has two versions. The Happy House Mix is a fun San Francisco style dubby house joint. It's something for those that enjoy Miguel Migs,...
Here is another monster tune by ATFC. This time he covers Lil' Louis' "I Called U (The Conversation)" from his 1990 Epic release. The current versions still feature the same sax-driven riff that you know and love and is...

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