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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.
Two of Chicago’s finest are collaborating together on a new album from Sasha’s rejuvenated Last Night On Earth label. PolyRhythmic is the title of the forthcoming LP from Chicago’s Kate Simko and Tevo Howard - and I bet you didn’t...
IT'S A GOOD DAY, TODAY AND EVERY DAY that one of the best electronic music labels America ever produced kicks up out of a slumber and gets back into the swing of things. I'm talking about Metamorphic, the label most...
I'm an outlander, but I think you can probably trace a brief history of Italian alternative music through the 10 year career path of N.O.I.A. Starting out as punkish provocateurs prone to riling audiences to riot, by 1984 they...
Mr. Mendel takes over A 5 Mag Mix, 5 Magazine's signature mix and interview series. "I know in Chicago it’s like cussing in the church," Mr. Mendel says, "but I sometimes tell beginning DJs that the blends are not the...
Following the tragic death of keyboard player Ethan White, Tortured Soul has announced that the band will continue touring and details of their forthcoming studio album have emerged from shop listings overseas. Hot For Your Love Tonight is the title...
IT WAS BLACK THIS MORNING - cold, windy, overcast and a thick fog rolled off the lake. You have to give credit where it's due: it's the perfect ambiance for the other Frankie Knuckles Day. It's the one nobody...
BEFORE THERE WAS A PARTY or a record label or anything else, it was the music that got them together. There was Alinka - then of the electronic band Shuteye - and there was Shaun J. Wright - best...
Fresh off a debut at SXSW, the documentary on dance music's quintessential machine is set to debut in Chicago this April 17. 808 The Documentary, the film about the ubiquitous drum machine that powered House Music, synthpop, hip hop, New...
"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...

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