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I'm the Managing Editor of 5 Magazine. You can reach me by email or at @terry5mag.

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Bill Brewster Sets His Sights on Factory Records, the Best Worst Label in Pop History
'Big in South Africa' is the new 'Big in Japan'. The sound of South Africa has rejuvenated Soulful House Music

Area: Youth EP

Sometimes I love living in this cold and heartless meatgrinder of a city. Nowhere else in the world could I pick up a record outside of my own private free speech zone, fall in love and then place it...
Back in August, my esteemed colleague DEL informed you of another comeback of sorts from Philadelphia's Rob Paine. With his Blazin' EP (a collaboration with "Someone Else" whose identity DEL leaked, but I'll leave it to your own detective...
With her album Lights Out, Kate Simko joins an illustrious club, taking the ambient sounds of a city and showcasing them with exquisite skill.
Transcendental experiences at raves were a dime a dozen, but I actually had one in some ruined industrial shell of a warehouse back in 1994 without the aid of small pills with numbers stamped on them. It came when...
Miguel Migs talks to 5 Magazine about his new album Outside the Skyline.
Take a survey or take my word for it: Mark de Clive-Lowe is one of the most gifted producers of this generation.
Sean Hernandez aka Chicago Skyway states, "I met Dave Cook back in the '00s and Specter told me he had some pretty dope music. We ended up exchanging some music and I really dug his sound. So, we finally...
GIOM

This is Giom

In the 18 months since I last talked to him, something crazy's happened to Giom (facebook, twitter, soundcloud). Always a favorite of mine and at this magazine, the French-born, UK-based producer, DJ and sometime-session drummer has become as close...
In our interview in the current issue of 5 Mag, Chez Damier mentions quite a few proteges, students and younger producers that he's been working with recently. One of them is Brawther. As the man responsible for the mysterious...
Most interviews with Chez Damier are about the past - about Prescription and Balance Records; about The Music Institute in Detroit; about KMS and the Belleville Three and Chez's role, seemingly everywhere that electronic music was being made when...
A sound artist, an experimental composer, a music-making savant with analog machines - this is Jamal Moss, aka Hieroglyphic Being, the next in a lineage of Chicago's electronic producers driven by a vision to return House Music to its...

The Mariella Show

Get in line: there's a small wait but good seats are still available for The Mariella Show (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Reverbnation). Four months ago, after listening to the New York City-based vocalist's single "Lovesick", I wrote that "With a...
5 Magazine's interview with Tevo Howard: the true hero of the underground.
Ron Trent has surveyed the House Music landscape in our town & beyond. He hasn't liked what he's seen.
Curiously in-depth overviews of some of our favorite House Music labels and the people behind them. This month: Eddie Leader and Hudd Traxx.
This is a fast turnaround for Aki Bergen: the Black & Light album was released worldwide in May and this remix selection arrives via special delivery scarcely a month later. This is not a typical remix set of a...
Vocalist Darryl Pandy - best known and internationally known for the early Chicago House track Love Can't Turn Around - has passed away
Known as a solo artist, for his Fries & Bridges collaboration with Phil Weeks and as the impresario behind Minority Music & The Factory, Hector Moralez (facebook, soundcloud, discogs) is that rare producer whose versatile approach to making music...

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