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I'm the Managing Editor of 5 Magazine. You can reach me by email or at @terry5mag.
Photo by Ken Paul SmartBar is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, and despite the scrapbook documentaries and other forms of Chicago mythology, the club has a legacy of residents that is second to none. I mean that sincerely -...
Three original tracks of absolutely perfect Deep House from Chicago Skyway, with a remix from Altered Moods' Malcolm Moore rounding out a stellar release. What's perfect? Probably that you can listen to these soaring chords and emotive strings while...
Gaga never did this. Madonna looks sad even trying, orbiting around hashtag-EDM pretty boys and trying to stoke tired controversies to recapture her heat. No, they broke the mold when they made Liz Torres, a Chicago icon that captured...
For 5 Magazine's monthly feature on musical machines and the men & women who love them, we talk with Detroit electronic music pioneer and Frictional Recordings owner Anthony "Shake" Shakir. Mr. Shakir's work as "Da Sampla" was recently highlighted...
Millions know the name Romanthony because of Daft Punk, but he was really so much more. Don't we always say that when someone passes away? But this time it's true. It takes a monstrous appetite for music to wend your...
Updated 5/19/13 - 04:27 AM CDT: Remembering Romanthony, For the First Time, Again   Updated 5/19/13 - 01:49 AM CDT: Confirmation of Romanthony's death on May 7, 2013 from his sister: Mellony Moore, Romanthony's sister, has confirmed that he passed away on May 7,...
Do you know Kastle? Because you should - you really, really should. The San Francisco-based producer has just released his eclectic, self-titled album that's been receiving rave reviews. 5 Magazine talked to Kastle ahead of his appearance with XXXY this...
I am trying to hold my shit together here and I don't think I'm doing too good a job of it. In "Analog XTC", Norm Talley simply goes beyond what Deep House is supposed to be. It's a record...
"We were struggling so hard to make something we thought sounded good," DJ Pierre says today of the early days of Phuture. "That struggle ultimately lead to us getting a 303. And once we got a 303 and made...
Motown released twenty #1 singles during the 1960s. Freed by the digital marketplace from having to package, market or even pay for releases, today's Berry Gordys hold on to the notion that a guy in his boxers with a...
I don't always agree with Franck Roger's pronunciamentos about the state of dance music, but at least he's approaching the debate with some honesty. Start a thread on Facebook with the question "What's wrong with the scene?" and you'll...
Tim Zawada's popular edit series makes it's debut on vinyl with an eclectic selection of R&B, boogie and pop from the previous 30 years. Since a couple of the artists on here keep a pack of lawyers fattened on...
In the movie A Pure Formality, the reclusive writer Onoff dismisses interviews as an exercise in which "a man asks questions he already knows the answers to, for the pleasure of hearing you repeat it." You get a chance to...
Of all the self-declared archivists sifting through the silt and sand of classic Deep House, Danse Club established itself right quick with several cuts remixed and reissued with a degree of respect you'll never see from dance music's fallen...
Split EPs are an endangered species - a victim of The Great Unbundling that began with dubplates, test presses and short runs and devoured them one-by-one like a horde of locusts. Whether it's for reasons of art or economy,...
I've had nothing but good things to say about this label and everyone involved in it. This is more of the same. In an era in which everyone looks out for themselves and appears mercilessly satisfied by this arrangement,...
In an expanded edition of Man & Machine, we talk to James Curd of Greenskeepers fame. Formerly of Chicago, James takes us into his new studio in Australia, walks us through a collaboration with Morgan Phalen, shares some of...
For 5 Magazine's new column focusing on machines and the men and women who love them, we go into the studio with Chicago's own Johnny Fiasco, who takes up the argument of analog vs. digital gear, DJing with wax,...
Fuck what the prelates have to say: many good things are coming out of Pittsburgh, the Nazareth of the Eastern Seaboard, and these guys are making almost all of it. "The Standard" is the stand-out track on Pittsburgh Track...
Sean Haley: Deep House DJ from Chicago. Need more? Okay: he's one half of Windimoto, a collaboration with Scorpeze founded in 2007, which released the full-length Sinister Beauty LP two years later and the gorgeous remix LP two years...
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