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I'm the Managing Editor of 5 Magazine. You can reach me by email or at @terry5mag.
Carl Craig was three years old on June 21, 1972 - the day the lights went out at 2648 West Grand and Motown left the city that gave the label its name.
Talk about the great musical families that have come out of the Midwest, and the Burden Brothers (aka Octave One) are finally getting their proper acclaim
"Being from a primarily poor black city, people from Detroit hustle like no one else and can turn shit to sugar in a minute."
It's a cliché, but fitting for a Detroit artist, I want to say that Rick Wade is equal parts man and machine. I have no idea how he's capable of maintaining such a furious pace, with sterling releases on...
True story: last week, I was trying to find something in my iTunes rotation to please a group of run-of-the-mill indie rockers temporarily co-habitating. These are good people, but not exactly fans of electronic music and have little interest...
Alex Arnout: welcome to my list of people who can do no wrong. His name is there for a variety of reasons, but to be specific it's his Sound-Byte EP on Turquoise Blue and now his malevolently addictive remix...
Reading about two artists forming a new label in 2012 is about as exciting as watching cardboard age. As an example, in the 31 days of March, I received no less than five Kickstarter fundraising appeals for new labels....
It's 31 degrees in Chicago and some motherfucker is going on about Ibiza. Forty nine people were shot this weekend and if it's all the same to you, I don't want to pretend that this is okay, that we...
Somewhere in your town - especially if your town is named Chicago - it's quite likely that at this very moment, a DJ is mixing into the sounds of Cajual right now
The hottest producer in the underground hasn't made a record in more than ten years. There's an old line that comes up in Hollywood that the most in-demand screenwriter of the moment is William Shakespeare - a man whose...
In a time of universal mediocrity, an obsession with quality is a revolutionary act. A man of the same sentiment, Chez Damier, lit the fire in me with an introduction to the music of Italian producer, DJ, copious collector...
Robotnick is at his eclectic best with this edition of his Archives series; each of the 3 tracks can be readily classified but trying to come up with an overall thread of continuity is a hopeless cause. For those...
Where I Am Now is the debut LP from Chicago-based producer Area (aka m50) released on Francois K's Wave Music imprint. Featuring 12 tracks of pulsing, adventurous electronic music, of moody lows and exhilarating sounds burned into the ether,...
It's good he has no need for work - it would be hard, if not impossible, for Chicago House Music legend Ralphi Rosario to fit it all on a resumé. The youngest of the Hot Mix 5 DJs, Ralphi...
Alex Arnout, late of Hot Creations and Crosstown Rebels, is throwing down thunderbolts from the high mountains on his Turquoise Blue imprint, and the label has reached some kind of apotheosis with the Sound-Byte EP. I mean that in...
Detroit producer Rick Wade has been a fixture of the Deep House scene since the early 1990s. Long considered an underground hero - one of those guys we call a "producer's producer" or a "DJ's DJ" - Rick's international...
There's a fine line between a teacher nourishing the masses and a tyrant forcefeeding them. Robespierre observed that "No one welcomes armed missionaries," and a ludicrous zealotry from certain Deep and Soulful House purists has probably done more to...
At the tender age of 26, Deep House producer Steve Mill has an absolutely staggering number of releases out. He recently impressed the hell out of me with his full-length album Higher State Impressions and I just had to...
  Purple Music's Jamie Lewis on the label's new collaboration with pop star Prince and how the scrappy House Music indie from Switzerland scooped the world.   From what I understand, the very name of "Purple Music" is derived from Purple Rain....
  Getting to know San Francisco-based producer and Beretta Grey recording artist Christina Chatfield - on live PAs and performing, the Bay Area techno scene and the art of (not) DJing.   You're in San Francisco now, which much like Chicago is...
Underground House since 1986 - DJ Eddie Fields at DJEddieFields.com  

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