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I'm the Managing Editor of 5 Magazine. You can reach me by email or at @terry5mag.
Color me amazed. New label Contemporary Scarecrow has planted a foot firmly in the scene by dragging several classic Boo Williams compositions out of the cobwebs and blending them with four brand new cuts. The re-issues got my attention,...
We go around but one time on this globe, and Jason Kriveloff, alias JKriv, appears to be one of those carpe diem types. As the bassist for Tortured Soul, JKriv brought dance music into venues where it typically had...
We almost lost Detroit. It's the title of a song, one of Gil Scott-Heron's best, but that phrase often comes to mind when I read another accidental obituary for the Motor City. Detroit's decline is also the subject matter for...
Johnny Fiasco can work the 303 like a motherfucker and has probably released more great acid tracks in the last decade-plus than anybody. That's not his reputation - I'm not going to guess why, since trying to figure out...
It's pop. That's all. But with a four word sample from Aretha and music that seems to have been conjured rather than created, Crazy P's "Heartbreaker" captured my soul. That's the power of music, what it can do when...
Blindfolded and the business end of a Glock to your head, you'd guess this is a Floorplan record. And if you've read any of last issue's interview with Robert Hood, you have an idea of how much of a...
This is the first installment of 5 Magazine's DJ Masters series, featuring interviews & companion mixes from influential and legendary figures whose contributions were crucial to the development of the American House Music scene. I first came to know of...
Some day the story of 20:20 Vision will be told. The back catalog of Ralph Lawson's seemingly immortal imprint is staggeringly vast, and unlike some zombie labels reanimated for "brand quality" (and to re-issue cheap digital downloads), 20:20 continues...
The best documentary about Chicago House Music is contained in a 5 minute segment of a film about a basketball player.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esCHW1ylEHQ   Benji is a feature documentary from film making tandem Coodie and Chike which made its television debut a week...
5 Magazine's October 2012 issue story with Detroit Deep House DJ and producer Norm Talley
It's pretty crass to say that what makes a track stand out from the pack is that it's about something, but it's true, and so is the implication that most have nothing to say. (Though perhaps we should count...
5 Magazine's September 2012 cover story with Luke Solomon, co-founder of Classic Music Company, Freaks, Music for Freaks and his new label Little Creatures.
The debut of the monthly residency HUGO BALL at SmartBar in Chicago.
Sir Rick. If you've read anything I've written on the subject, it's self-explanatory. If you haven't, "Sir Rick" is Rick Wade, one of Detroit's tireless bodymovers and a Deep House warrior with as many scalps on his belt as...
Content is a club residency in Manchester UK that is reportedly so hot that DJ Magazine has nominated it as the "best club night". Knowing something about how magazines decide these things, I can't imagine why you would give...
Everyone has the same story about Spun, of the one record released or played by Spun that triggered a red-eyed love affair with House Music's most eclectic DJ & dance music's most unconditionally lovable label.
This week's featured mix is from DJ, producer, label owner and one of the baddest men in Chicago, Gant Garrard aka Gant-Man. I don't think the introductions are necessary here, but if they are - Gant first came to prominence...
August 2012 marks one year since the notorious Studio 54 re-opened its doors, this time as 24/7 Disco station on Sirius-XM satellite radio. To mark the occasion, we spoke with Studio 54 Executive Producer and dance music legend John...
This was originally intended as a sidebar in our August issue, but space restraints made it an awkward fit. It stands alone as a set piece pretty well, so here it is. -Ed. 1355 North Milwaukee was the famed address...
There really wasn't a time that I didn't know about him. Can you imagine Chicago in the early 1990s without Tommie Sunshine? As I first knew him, Tommie was what you might have called (and what writers then did...

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