Terry Matthew

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I'm the Managing Editor of 5 Magazine. You can reach me by email.
The judgment against the parent company of Alesis covers electronic drum technology and might represent a renewed defense of its technology against product clones.
Dropped after just 5 months, Car Thing was another multi-million dollar swindle Spotify chased instead of paying musicians fairly
Coming just at the end of 2022, ZG is a new project of blindingly beautiful work and one of the best albums of the year.
The shooting in a Colorado Springs nightclub intentionally targeted LGBTQ+ people, killing 5 and wounding 25 on Saturday night.
Dope tracks from Kater Blau resident DJ Peter Schumann and record label Sound of Berlin. "House Magic" is more esoteric than hocus pocus hand tricks, built around a centrifuge of swirling synths, a bubbling organ riff and steady, crispy percussion that steadies the spine.
The estate and family of the late soul legend object to Donald Trump using his music, in particular the Sam & Dave classic "Hold On, I'm Comin'"
Here to remind you that Detroit continues to serve as one of the interstellar nurseries of phenomenal talent in electronic music. Witness: Jon Dixon.
Techno that sounds jacked out of the PA from System of Surival and Fventi.
A nose dive into junkyard synthesis on the new vinyl imprint from Liquid Earth.
An amazing record that sounds like it was wrenched out of a man, Rapture from justindemus is out now from Julia Govor's Jujuka.
Raw house music in the Chicago tradition from Andy Ash on "Life," the second track from his new album.
Apple announced a 10% to 12% increase, effective immediately. Spotify is going up in 2023, CEO Daniel Ek said less than 24 hours later.
Nico Lahs aka Cosmic Garden has an energy to his tracks, the same kind of energy I hear in records made by Chez Damier and Brawther and not a whole lot of others. Come With Me is an unapologetic ode to the authentic sound of Italy's underground deep house scene.
When these three names appear on a record we should probably take note of it. Live bass and percussion meet soul-to-soul with Kaidi Tatham's broken beat sound on this remix from Message From A New Dawn.
Moody, deep, nodding stuff from South African producer La Deep especially the title track which seems to shake with powerful vibes like a hunk of thorium.
The Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes remix featuring Teddy Pendergrass drops separately from the Produced With Love II album as a stand-alone single.
Michael Johnston was CEO of Chicago music venues Lincoln Hall and Schubas. He pleaded guilty to setting up secret cameras to record young female employees in his home bathroom.
Automatic is Smartbar resident Jeff Derringer's first recorded output in four years, a time which coincided with an economic conflagration, pandemic outbreak and the general meltdown of just about everything that once seem solid and certain.
Ultra Nate photo by Karl Giant

Ultra, Simply Ultra

With house music history again part of the mainstream conversation, Ultra Naté steps forward with a brilliant new album that shows everyone how it's done.
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