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Terry Matthew

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I'm the Managing Editor of 5 Magazine. You can reach me by email or at @terry5mag.
"SIX MONTHS?" It's on the high end of the spectrum, but that's how long a friend of 5 Mag's was told it would take to press his next record. Record Store Day and the so-called "vinyl boom" is built...
Twenty-eight years after it began, the organizers behind the world's largest soulful music event have announced that they're packing it in. With "heartfelt sadness," Alex and Dave said in a statement that it was time to "finally rest the great...
Forget what you read elsewhere about the decline and fall of the House nation: as long as there are people like Raw Jam making tracks like this and people like Marc Cotterell releasing them, we're gonna be alright. Back On...
I've been finding some dope split EPs and choice cuts from the always prolific "Various Artists" lately, and this split between Cinthie and Ed Herbst for Beste Modus (Berlin) was near the top of the stack. For Beste 005's...
If you're from Chicago you know; if you're not, you're probably wondering why everyone is repeatedly posting news stories about another shooting at another club, another tragedy that's become all too common in recent years both in the city...
Naeem and Gusto of Detour (Pittsburgh) mix the fourth installment of A 5 Mag Mix, 5 Magazine's DJ Mix and Interview series. I try to keep in tune with what's happening in the American underground. More and more often, that...
HALF OF THE AUSTRALIAN DUO Random Soul (they do a little show for us - new episode coming next week!), Husky is a man of many talents. In addition to Random Soul Recordings, he also runs Bobbin Head Music...
Trojan Horse feat 69 Mercedes: Years O' Pressure Downtown 161 (Reissue) Trojan Horse: What $ Love Vinylmania (Reissue) The word I'm searching for is "elegant." "Regal" is another. Steady and patient was the hand of Romanthony, and this elegant, this regal music...
The good people of Chicago really don’t need an Englishman to talk to them about a local institution like Gramaphone Records, any more than I might require your advice on how to make a decent cup of tea (just...
Responding to speculation after a series of cancelled shows in Europe this weekend, Detroit Techno pioneer and Metroplex founder Juan Atkins has revealed that he has been coping with "total kidney failure" caused by diabetes. To summarize the press statement,...
Home Invasion is Franck Roger’s main outlet for new production these days, and he attacks his work with the joy of a man whose beloved hobby has become lucrative enough that he could quit his dayjob and enjoy his...
How Deep is a tour de force from Chicago exile Bryan Bai-ee, taking you from the floor and secret cubbyholes of the Red Dog to the rooftop afterhours where the night lingers and is burned off by a sunrise's...
They're already calling it The Great Facebook Purge. The suspicions of many are likely to be validated this Thursday, March 12, 2015, when Facebook has announced plans to purge an unknown number of what they are euphemistically calling "inactive"...
Another good man has gone. Ethan White - best known as the keyboard player for Tortured Soul - has passed away, the band's official Facebook page has confirmed:   Former Tortured Soul bassist JKriv (Deep&Disco) reacted to the "sudden and devastating...
Brawther has opened the kimono on the tracklist of Endless, his quasi-album/compilation to be released on 3x12" vinyl and on CD by Chicago's Balance in April. Endless made up of material from Brawther's previous Balance releases stretching back over five...
Way ahead of it's time, Better Days Records featured some of the most beautiful and most versatile bootleg disco edits in the world. Better Days also published some of the most hilarious tongue-in-cheek pseudonyms for the oompa loompas of...
ALL I KNEW FOR SURE was that he was a hell of a singer - one of the best, certainly in House Music, likely of his era, probably in the world. Kevin Irving could boast of what professional collaborators judged...
Editor's Note: This was originally published in May 2012. In honor of Women's History Month, 5 Mag has decided to republish a substantially revised version of this piece to highlight the (far too often overlooked) role of Bebe Barron...
There's a story behind every track. Or at least the good ones. Listening Room is a regular feature devoted to discovering new House Music and learning the story behind the tracks from their creators. Aiby, known in some parts as...
After gobbling up independent EDM promoters across the world, SFX's chairman has unveiled a plan to gobble up SFX itself. Just one month after clearing out the top echelon of the company's executive staff, SFX Chairman Robert FX Sillerman has...

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