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I'm the Managing Editor of 5 Magazine. You can reach me by email or at @terry5mag.
Officially released on vinyl on in February, Matthew Kyle's Diner City Sound Volume 1 was a sensation for fans of disco. In fact, it was a sensation even before it was released. As the story goes, Matthew uploaded "Honey...
In music, and especially in underground music, the word "legend" is thrown around to the point where it loses all meaning. What is a legend? It's someone who broke the mold - someone whose sounds, techniques - even his style...
5 Mag's Label Profile series continues, with curiously in-depth overviews of some of our favorite House Music labels and the people behind them. This month we're featuring Mazi (aka Audio Soul Project), Nathan Drew Larsen and Chicago's Deep House...
In the list of classic Armando Gallop acid tracks, "Downfall" was the evil stepsister - not quite as sinister and chaotic as "151" but with more of a demonic gleam than "Land of Confusion". Originally released in 1988, "Downfall"...
2011 DJ set from the late Andre Harris.
Loleatta Holloway passed away last night at the age of 64, and it's just not possible to overstate how devastating this loss is. If Loleatta was the First Lady of Disco, it was by such a wide margin that...
In response to the devastating Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster, Amenti Music's Olivier Desmet said that he's donating all of the proceeds from his label's upcoming Destination: Tokyo compilation to the Red Cross earmarked for relief in Asia. The mix...
Jay West's mix for our New Mix Monday series a couple of weeks ago elicited a deluge of feedback - uniformly positive, but some expressing surprise at the deep direction for a producer widely known in the United States...
It's a cliché to talk about an artist that's been in the thick of the industry for more than two decades as "underrated", but it's staggering to take a step back and draw in all that Matthias Heilbronn has...
Real Tone is one of the single most important labels on the scene today. Consciously bridging Deep House with some of the more eclectic and talented purveyors of Techno, every single release has built upon the progress of the...
Fifty years from now, when archeologists are tracing ancient folklore to uncover this thing called House Music, they'll come across one song, one track that stands alone among all of the early Chicago classics. "The House Music Anthem" wasn't...
Word comes from Johannesburg this morning that Brett Jackson, South African Deep House icon, has passed away after a battle with cancer. Brett was the label manager for Soul Candi (an absolutely huge independent label in South Africa). He also...
Formed in 1987, Inner City is getting another facelift. Featuring the vocals of Chicago native Paris Grey and propelled by Detroit Techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson, Inner City has to date sold more than 6 million records combined. One of...
In 2006, Samantha James scored a #1 Billboard hit with her debut single Rise. Four years later, the sensational vocalist has emerged with her follow-up album, Subsconscious - a deeply introspective journey bridging soul and electronic music, pop and...
No matter where your tastes in dance music lead you, you have to give it up for a work of painstaking musicianship, exquisite songwriting and genuine soul. Golden Lady is that type of album, and it doesn't hurt that...
5 Mag's Label Profile series is a new feature we're starting up this month, with curiously in-depth overviews of some of our favorite House Music labels. Recognizing that most labels (especially these days) are a labor of love of...
Update (28 Dec 2010 14:26:00) from Agency Sounds: Per Paul Johnson, permission must be obtained from Paul Johnson prior to hosting a benefit in his name or using his image. Please contact camille@agencysounds.com or robc@agencysounds.com in order to gain...
Alexander East is that rare renaissance man in this scene - spinning records, singing on them, a master of a half dozen different instruments (and probably more). Born in Brooklyn, he's done an amazing job in recent years representing...

Colette: On a High

The minute you hear the hook on Sonny Fodera's remix, you'll know too that "On a High" is gonna be a hit. Colette has never sounded better than she does on the second release from her Candy Talk label....
Chicago Underground is a new regular feature in 5 Magazine, in which we feature interiews with Chicago producers and give away a free download of one of their tracks so you can check out their sound for yourself! This...

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