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I'm the Managing Editor of 5 Magazine. You can reach me by email or at @terry5mag.
As a hired hand for Trax Records, Bud Pressner mastered a staggering number of classic Chicago House records in the 1980s. This is the story of that eccentric old man in the waning days of Gary, Indiana.   THIS IS WHERE IT...
After decades around records, I still can't find anyone that can explain the voodoo of the vinyl re-issue market to me. It reminds me of the hi-fi stereo business - it's the kind of thing that inexplicably but invariably...
In so many words and in so many ways, House Music has been about fucking over the vocalist. It's tradition. It's old school to fuck over the vocalist. It's the Italian production team behind "Ride On Time" dressing up...
Sista Stroke mixes volume 190 of New Mix Monday, 5 Magazine's weekly guest mix series. Sista Stroke is family, and has been from the time she lived in Chicago and 5 Mag was just getting off the ground 8 years...
There's a story behind every track, or at least the good ones. Welcome to our new music discovery feature, Listening Room, in which we share a stream of a new track and ask its creator about making it. Today we talk...
DJs today are confronted with an astonishing number of choices, from vinyl to digital media, controllers, mixers, and the unending stream of more music being released for consumption than at any time in history. It's all a bit overwhelming. We...
There are 12 days of Christmas, but 5 Magazine is celebrating 3 Days of Sound Warrior, starting with a mix from Sound Warrior's Pursuit Grooves for vol 189 of our New Mix Monday series. Listen to Pursuit Grooves: New Mix...
UK-based producer Steve Mill is set to mix volume 2 of a new compilation series on Believe Housecrate. Burnt Deep features tracks from Detroit Swindle, Quell, Evan Iff and Andre Crom. Steve released his debut album on Urban Torque...
Six months ago, I sat awake for 48 hours, blowing up phones with voice mails, emails and text messages that sought to verify that a genius was dead. Death sells, and when you're doing this, you know deep down that...
There's a story behind every track, or at least the good ones. Welcome to our new music discovery feature, Listening Room, in which we share a stream of a new track and ask its creator about making it. Kicking it off...
For Christ's sake, you spoil us. Traxx Underground follows up on releases from Samann and Victor Simonelli (highly praised here) with yet another smash. Back In 20 Minutes is a new four track EP from another young genius, Orazio Fantini,...
Well okay, Hakim: the Chicago producer (and former contributor to this space) Hakim Murphy has been travelling the world this year, both solo and with Ike Release as part of Innerspace Halflife. Following his exploits from afar, I'm not...
Trevor Lamont (Grand Reserve) mixes Volume 188 of New Mix Monday, 5 Magazine's weekly House Music guest mix series. I did the math, and I realized I've been listening to and dancing to sets from him for, I think, the...
Chicago's Sadie Woods (White Label/WNUR) mixes Volume 187 of New Mix Monday, 5 Magazine's weekly House Music guest mix series. Sadie Woods is an independent curator and DJ. The Chicago native has played alongside DJs including Alex from Tokyo, Ame,...
I've missed a few releases from this Chicago label but I don't think anything could have held me back from this one. Enthusiasm? Try lust: two tracks of lustrous, melodic techno (or techy house if you swing that way)...
Charles Webster, where had you gone? I had incredibly high expectations for this release; Webster, in seven minutes and nine seconds, blew me away. The "Charles Webster 1" remix of "We Are the Lonely" is more grandiose than any ostensibly...
Beatport has announced that they will begin selling "sponsored" banner positions on their homepage for prices starting at $2000. The program, called Beatport Amplify, was announced during the Amsterdam Dance Event but hasn't been widely reported prior. The figures originally appeared...
It's impossible to trivialize the impact of The Tracks Are Alive, Dave Pezzner's 2010 album on Freerange Records. A key catalyst in pushing Deep House back to the top of the underground music scene, Tracks also turned Dave into...
There's much to love about Giorgio Luceri's warm 12" on the London-based Fly By Night Music. Luceri is still a pretty young guy, but already has a solid LP and a spectacular EP on Chicago's Mathematics run by Jamal...
The first thing you noticed were the words "Chicago" and "Detroit" becoming adjectives rather than nouns. A Chicago Sound, A Detroit Sound - you can find a hundred tracks released each day described as such. Then came the death of...
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