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I'm the Managing Editor of 5 Magazine. You can reach me by email or at @terry5mag.
Nine years have elapsed since the Community LP was released on NRK, and in the ensuing decade, Mazi (aka Audio Soul Project) has constructed an atomic bomb. Hip Shake Heartache isn't just the best LP I've been sent this...
The Commencement was the debut release from Artefact Records. Though released in mid-summer, it didn't receive nearly enough attention from DJs or the record-buying public as it should have. This is a simple four track EP - nothing terribly complicated...
New York City's Ian Friday is a modern-day troubadour - a poet, DJ, producer and - as rare as it gets in this era of churn-and-burn dance music singles - a songwriter par excellence.
Aaron's music is universal, and in a sense belongs to the world now, but will always, always, always be rooted in Detroit
Chicago Underground is a new regular feature in 5 Magazine, in which we'll be featuring Chicago producers and giving away a free download of one of their tracks so you can check out their sound for yourself! This month...
Spencer Kincy was at the top of his game in 1997 when he reached a peak of astonishing creativity, the likes of which had never and probably will never be seen again. In that year alone, Spencer released three...
Dimitri from Paris, dance music's foremost musicologist and the master of the compilation, returns with Get Down With the Philly Sound - a stunning collection and remix pack highlighting the sound of Philly International, Salsoul, Gamble & Huff and...
Newsflash! Ultra Naté isn't just the singer that has shaped House Music's sound with classic tracks like Free and the album Blue Notes in the Basement. She's also a promoter, impresario and one hell of a good DJ. Her...
It's a very fine line between "tribute" and "rip-off". The second song on this four track EP, "Stuff Like That", is a case in point. It's almost note-for-note, 100% derivative of Spencer Kincy's "Don't Stop" from the brilliant Tangled...
A banana was just a banana when Josh Wink (website, facebook, twitter) came on the scene in the late 1980s: one could drop Acid, Detroit Tracks, German Techno and Chicago House and obsess less about musical genres than about...
In February 2010, Nervous Records will be releasing Ananesworld, the new album from vocalist Anané (website, facebook, myspace, twitter, podomatic) and produced by her husband, Grammy Award winner Louie Vega. Effortlessly shifting from Deep House and Dance to Reggae,...
Electronic music, as we've lamented time and time again in these pages, is nowhere on the radio spectrum in Chicago. Outside of a record here and there, it hasn't been for years. And while we're stating the obvious, let's...
From Switzerland, Jamie Lewis has been rocking the tables and carrying the flag for House Music for more than 20 years.
(This article about Spencer Kincy was originally published at the now-defunct housemusicdaily site. Since a few other things I've written reference this, I thought it sensible to reproduce it here. I wrote something else about Spencer Kincy a couple...
Richard Earnshaw is the founder of Duffnote Recordings and renowned as one of the top producers and remixers on the planet. Listen to Richard Earnshaw: 5 Magazine's New Mix Monday (2009) by5 Magazine on hearthis.at Starting off as a classically trained...
Let's go back now, to the period after Disco was purged from the airwaves but before House Music was born. Musicologists have dubbed this urban musical outpost "Boogie Music", dominated by the Funk and Soul artists of the era...
Ten tracks and almost a who's who (no pun intended) of Chicago producers making waves these days, each of them taking a turn beating down a track from Bear Who's 2008 album The Beatbox. Paul Johnson's remix of "It's...
5 Magazine 2009 interview with Soulful House producer and DJ Andy Compton.
We were shocked to hear that our friend, former Red Dog resident DJ Lil John Coleman, was no longer on the air at WGCI where he had been a mix show DJ for almost eight years. While a lot...
ABOUT A YEAR AGO, my excitable friend Kevin Starke of the vinyl emporium Kstarke Records told me that he'd recently run into K. Joy - "the singer on that track 'Like This' that Ron Hardy always used to play,"...

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