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Terry Matthew

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I'm the Managing Editor of 5 Magazine. You can reach me by email or at @terry5mag.
There was a time not that long ago that JT Donaldson was a staple on the "circuit" - an informal group of about two dozen or so DJs that seemed to play every city in North America & Europe...
If I had to nominate just one DJ to represent everything Chicago stands for as a city, a people and a musical sanctuary, that DJ would be Frique. Let me explain for those from out of town, because they...
We stand today in praise of the Icon, Dance Mania star and Ghetto House legend DJ Funk. The man behind party anthems including "Knock Knock", "Work That Body", "Fuk-U-Later", "Pump It", "Run & Work It", DJ Funk (dancemaniarecords.com | Facebook...
This is likely the least influential sentence I'm ever going to write, except for the next one. This entire paragraph won't sell a single record, and this entire page probably won't influence a single person's decision over whether they...
"Some of your friends are probably already this fucked." That's how Steve Albini concluded "The Problem with Music", his famous essay breaking down the malevolent economics of the music industry. It analyzed with mathematical precision how a moderately successful rock...
Everything written about Eddie Fowlkes these days has the feeling of a pamphlet or a petition seeking redress for some awful historical travesty. I assume this is by design, but it doesn't jibe with my own memory, you know?...
This is probably the only "various artists" EP you need concern yourself with for the next few months. Louie "Balo" Guzman's "Don't Shut Me Out" is one of those records that deserves a shelf of the store all by...
You could hear this one coming all summer long - like a lumbering giant stalking the nation, I think everyone heard the footfalls. And DJ Skull came through with one of the most unexpected but delightful comebacks by a...
Melodymathics is a new-ish label with a mission to "showcase newcomers" alongside established artists. Mission accomplished. I've heard at least four records from Gari Romalis this year, and though his EPs on Hizou and Dockside are close, this is...
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RIP, DJ Josh Ezelle

"But in the end, house is just meant to move your ass. You're supposed to shake and fucking groove out to it. And clubs as a rule are apolitical. Nightclubs are places where you go to escape the man,...
This is like reading the back of a pack of Chinese firecrackers: light quickly and run away. Drop the needle anywhere, at any point on any of the three tracks of Specter's new EP from Theo Parrish's Sound Signature...
A year ago I published a piece on the legend behind the mysterious Chicago acid house producer James "Jack Rabbit" Martin. I had it posted here without much fanfare. In truth it was a bit more rushed than I...
Axis Records has posted the trailer for Man From Tomorrow, the 45 minute experimental documentary about Detroit Techno pioneer Jeff Mills. Director Jacqueline Caux is known for her artistic take on the documentary genre, which often features non-linear narratives and...
DVS1

DVS1 Interview

Zak, aka DVS1 (Hush Sound | SoundCloud | Facebook) broke through on an international scale following the release of his 2009 debut on Klockworks. It was one of those "overnight" waves of success that come after years (in his...
If we're gonna keep going apeshit for the '90s Deep House and Garage sound, can we bring back real fucking techno too, please? I think I've had about all I can take of minimal loops or Teutons beating on...
Every month 5 Magazine's Man & Machine features talks about musical machines with the men & women who love them. This month we focus on live instruments and production, in our talk with two members of dance music's most resilient...
Will Azada has a touch, a style distinctive enough that you can differentiate his tracks from the stack by ear alone. The first clue: they're really, really good. The Proper Traxx EP is something of an homage to 20 years or...
Nearly a year following the death of Scott Hardkiss, his fellow producers, DJs and legendary collaborators Gavin and Robbie Hardkiss have partnered with Scott's widow, Stephanie, to re-christen Hardkiss Music as a record label - and to release a...
In contrast to the sterile one hour sets that are a by-product of the computer age, Berlin-based DJ and producer Hunee is known for his adventurous, extended sets, dropping disco with techno, acid with soul - any genre, really,...
Seven years ago, I saw Tortured Soul live and said to myself: "This is the future I'm looking at." Everybody I knew that kind of wanted to DJ kind of started to DJ. It seemed that live music was going...

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