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I'm the Managing Editor of 5 Magazine. You can reach me by email or at @terry5mag.
It's amusing to see the flavors-of-the-month rise and fall - no names, but seven publicists on retainer can only get you so far for so long. I'm a jaded and petty enough man to relish the consequences of overexposure,...
In the early 1990s, Mystic Bill was one of the key figures in the emergence of the Chicago Rave Scene, introducing Chicago's homegrown House Music sound to a new generation. Now in his homebase of Miami, Bill & the...
And so we read the sad news this morning that Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, frontman for the Ohio Players who inspired three generations of House, Hip Hop and Soul musicians, passed away over the weekend. An official family announcement indicates...
The music never stops and it never should. Volume 164 of 5 Magazine's New Mix Monday weekly guest mix series is an exclusive mix from Chicago's Shazam Bangles. Mr. Bangles is part of Cutz on Cuts, The Boogie Munsters and...
Borrowed Identity is a new name to me, and given the implications of his or her alias I'm not entirely sure this isn't a hoax. Apparently this young fella has released a handful of records on vinyl with a...
We've featured a lot of people in our New Mix Monday series. Some are legends, some are local heroes, some are people just getting into the game. Our selection process is very much based on what we're feeling from...
Maybe the hardest working DJ in the scene, Jamie 3:26 is one of Chicago's true House Music soldiers. And thanks to the success of his original recordings, edits, remixes and a spinning style known for pleasing crowds, the world...
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.

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