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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.
Beatport has confirmed that it is launching a new Beatport streaming service starting next year. What does this mean for labels that sell on the site? In a puffy interview with Beatport Creative Director Clark Warner, Billboard's Megan Buerger dramatically...
Another of the seminal artists that powered Chicago's early House Music scene has passed away. 5 Magazine has confirmed that legendary House Music vocalist Kevin Irving - whose voice was heard on tracks including "Children of the Night", "Ride the...
(Photo © 2014 Mike Weston - www.thearea.co.nz) After thirteen years abroad, Matthew "Recloose" Chicoine is coming home. Since 2001, Recloose has been living in New Zealand, limiting international gigs to brief tours a couple of times per year and teaching at...
"Beau Wanzer's twelve track album of material culled from old tapes vacuums up the atmosphere and wears your teeth down to stubs..." Half of the fun of listening to an album like the Untitled LP is coming up with language...
Born in 1995, "Higher State of Consciousness" isn't legal to buy beer in a South Philly bar yet but it is old enough to sit down in front of a Roland AIRA and have a general idea of how...
Soulful House is a singles-driven genre. You rarely get a true extended play EP rather than a single and a few remixes (including - it's inevitable - the generic instrumental and dub mixes). Yet Ralf Gum's career over the...
In macroeconomics they call it the "Brain Drain" or more elegantly "the flight of human capital" – the migration of intelligent people from poor countries to seek out their fortune in wealthier lands. In Chicago, it's called "growing up"....
I thought I'd done my part when I interviewed Pittsburgh Track Authority and previewed this strange project called Raw Ten (say it out loud), a collaboration between the trio and Nic Offer of !!! (chk chk chk) called "Funny...
Public Housing and Primary are teaming up to launch a new Thursday night residency featuring the legendary Dance Mania Records. With resident DJ Rees Urban, Dance Mania All-Stars launches this Thursday, December 4th at Primary with an opening night...
After nearly four years in the South Loop, Bang Sundays is on the move. Terry Hunter's long-running Sunday night residency has moved to the north side of the city. Formerly based at The Shrine in the South Loop, Bang is...
When Gant-Man says that music is his life, it's more than a cliche. Once the world's "youngest professional DJ", he's since become a cornerstone of the ghetto house and juke scene, breaking the sounds of Chicago to the rest...
There's a story behind every track. Or at least the good ones. Listening Room is our (somewhat neglected of late) music feature devoted to discovering new music and learning the story behind the tracks from their creators. Today we're talking...
Casco: Cybernetic Love BWH: Livin' Up/Stop Blackway With Helene (BWH): Music For Us Decadance: On And On 'Lectric Worker's "Robot Is Systematic"/"The Garden" Thirty two years too late (or too late to save anybody we lost and left behind), Italo Disco is big...
This is the sound of Marc Kinchen, trapped between Disco and Techno and on the verge of breaking out. “Strider” is not new – it was produced before at least some of the people who play this were even born...
Note: The 5 Magazine DJ Series was a monthly CD series released in a limited edition from March 2007 to November 2008. We featured mixes from legends such as Frankie Knuckles, Gene Hunt and Terry Hunter to the next...
SFX Entertainment has purchased Listn, a combination streaming/aggregation and social networking app, and will immediately shut the app down by the end of the month, according to a blog post by Listn's founder and CEO Mike Schmidt. In a piece...
I'm not saying this guy has a cult but if he did, I'd probably tip the Kool Aid. I've yet to hear a bad record from Borrowed Identity and that's a fairly common opinion. And also a rare one,...
New mix of rare and vintage Acid House and an interview from Zernell, proprietor of Grimy Edits and Grimy Trax for 5 Magazine's new mix and interview series. The 5 Mag Mix is 5 Magazine's signature DJ mix and interview...
Today, there are more people paid to write more words for less money about more music than at any point in human history, and it's not a point of pride to be one of them. It feels kind of...
There's a story behind every track. Or at least the good ones. Listening Room is our (somewhat neglected of late) music feature devoted to discovering new music and learning the story behind the tracks from their creators. Today we're talking...

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