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A discredited economic theory is still guiding the decisions of most digital music labels today - even if they don't know it. This is the dumb theory of the Long Tail and how a tsunami of shitmusic destroyed it.
Unlike some of the rave flashback records that have been getting hype lately, the 3 track Dusky EP "Imagine What" is a continuation - a record inspired by a sound rather than an attempt to create a contextless replica.
Dego's "Too Much" is a production tour de force but among the most listenable, contemplative musical experiences committed to wax.
Chicago's Noble Square reaches back into the slop of the mid-00s to find this glittering deep house gem, with a remix from Kyle Hall.
Three minutes into "Walk" and you've got one of the most vicious grooving deep house tracks you'll find in the racks this month.
Urulu dons his Liquid Earth guise and soaks in the psychedelic SciFi aesthetic of TerraFirm on the new release Microsmosis.
It doesn't get better than Kai Alce's NDATL and increasingly we can say it doesn't get better than an Ed Nine EP. Ed continues his strong of world-class deep house records with Deep Concentration from Kai Alce's NDATL Muzik.
Disco Confessions shines a deserved spotlight on one of the most important music icons of the last 50 years.
Only in the Midwest - and really, only in a city like Detroit - could you find a producer and DJ like Marshall Applewhite.
Who is Lea Lisa and how is the world only getting to hear her now?
Canadian producer Honeydripper logs on with Vancouver-based Nordic Trax for the admirably eccentric Haven't Lost Hope EP.
Every city needs a record label like Stripped & Chewed Records. Chicago is just lucky enough to have the original.
Music so smooth and so soulful that if you stare in the black mirror of the vinyl you'll see Barry White nodding back at you.
New wax from Nat Wendell, Renditions is all about the drums and the serpentine bassline that coils around them.
5 Mag remembers some of the greatest acid house ever made and a youthful romance with Tanya Vega and the records of James "Jack Rabbit" Martin.
DJ Heather, Bear Who?, Lady D, Home & Garden, DJ Diz and more in this newly unearthed 2006 music video for Home & Garden featuring Colette's "All The Same."
"If EDM is drug music, Marshall Applewhite is the anti-drug." This is the latest 5 Mag Mix.
The funky four track "Distant View" EP from Phonky D and Siggatunez has a couple of DJ-ready gems on the flipside.
The vibey, rootsy side of Lonely C is the best side of Lonely C - it's where he really excels and his heart is buried in this.
Boiler Room - the broadcasting platform which brought the party (and DJs turning knobs) into living rooms around the world - is changing. The company has unveiled parts of a new business model involving "brand fee/royalties" and a quasi-franchised version of the Boiler Room experience coming to a town near you.