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

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...
No label has a better grasp on surviving and thriving in the digital age than Robsoul. Many contradictions, so many questions, starting with...
From Belgium, Raoul Belmans of Swirl People (facebook, twitter, soundcloud) has cut more than 70 EPs under a variety of crazy aliases, including Cosy Creatures, Dandruff Truckers, Different Noodles and his disco alter ego, Raoul Lambert. Celebrating his 20th...
Officially released on vinyl on in February, Matthew Kyle's Diner City Sound Volume 1 was a sensation for fans of disco. In fact, it was a sensation even before it was released. As the story goes, Matthew uploaded "Honey...
In music, and especially in underground music, the word "legend" is thrown around to the point where it loses all meaning. What is a legend? It's someone who broke the mold - someone whose sounds, techniques - even his style...
5 Mag's Label Profile series continues, with curiously in-depth overviews of some of our favorite House Music labels and the people behind them. This month we're featuring Mazi (aka Audio Soul Project), Nathan Drew Larsen and Chicago's Deep House...
In the list of classic Armando Gallop acid tracks, "Downfall" was the evil stepsister - not quite as sinister and chaotic as "151" but with more of a demonic gleam than "Land of Confusion". Originally released in 1988, "Downfall"...
2011 DJ set from the late Andre Harris.
Loleatta Holloway passed away last night at the age of 64, and it's just not possible to overstate how devastating this loss is. If Loleatta was the First Lady of Disco, it was by such a wide margin that...
In response to the devastating Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster, Amenti Music's Olivier Desmet said that he's donating all of the proceeds from his label's upcoming Destination: Tokyo compilation to the Red Cross earmarked for relief in Asia. The mix...
Jay West's mix for our New Mix Monday series a couple of weeks ago elicited a deluge of feedback - uniformly positive, but some expressing surprise at the deep direction for a producer widely known in the United States...
It's a cliché to talk about an artist that's been in the thick of the industry for more than two decades as "underrated", but it's staggering to take a step back and draw in all that Matthias Heilbronn has...
Real Tone is one of the single most important labels on the scene today. Consciously bridging Deep House with some of the more eclectic and talented purveyors of Techno, every single release has built upon the progress of the...
Fifty years from now, when archeologists are tracing ancient folklore to uncover this thing called House Music, they'll come across one song, one track that stands alone among all of the early Chicago classics. "The House Music Anthem" wasn't...

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