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I'm the Managing Editor of 5 Magazine. You can reach me by email or at @terry5mag.
The first thing you noticed were the words "Chicago" and "Detroit" becoming adjectives rather than nouns. A Chicago Sound, A Detroit Sound - you can find a hundred tracks released each day described as such. Then came the death of...
Kano: I'm Ready (Emergency Records) Dharma: Plastic Doll (System Music) Gaucho: Dance Forever (System Music) Pink Project: Disco Project (Zanza Records) Ask even a knowledgeable fan of that confusing but utterly exhilarating era of early '80s dance music about one Mr. Stefano Pulga and they might not...
I like to imagine that there's a single apartment block in Paris where people like Brawther, Jef K., Jeremy Underground Paris and Kool Vibe live, work and carry on like actors in an underground reality TV show. Which is...
Years ago, I knew this crazy Serbian poet/philosopher. With his flowing beard and hair and world-weary grimace, give him about ten years and a few more misfortunes and he'd look like Zeus. He showed me several books he had...
Every month 5 Magazine's Man+Machine features talks about musical machines and the men & women who love them. This month, ahead of his date headlining 5 Magazine's Eight Year Anniversary Party, we talked about the production process with dance music...
'It's definitely not a throwback record,' Colette says of When the Music's Loud, the long-awaited album released in late August on her Candy Talk label. This much is clear: at a time when everyone is trying to sound like...
Giorgio Luceri is from Italy. He makes fantastic tracks. And these two statements - lately at least - appear to be completely redundant. I first heard about Giorgio Luceri from Mathematics, Jamal Moss' Chicago label, which released his EP Eternamente...
Beating up on David Guetta at this point is about as fun as slapping around a middle aged accountant in a leather mask and gimp suit: it's not really that satisfying and you get the creepy feeling that the...
Four thousand, five hundred and twenty eight miles from Chicago - in Milan, Italy, the town he grew up in and which he still lives in today - Roberto Corinaldesi found himself at a loss for words. It was 1993,...
5 Magazine risks becoming, in essence, Rick Wade Monthly, but I can't pass on a good record because an artist is on a roll. And Rick Wade is on a fucking roll - at least 20 tunes that I've...
Shaun J. Wright and Alinka of Twirl! mix Volume 182 of New Mix Monday, 5 Magazine's weekly House Music guest mix series. Shaun J. Wright and Alinka: New Mix Monday vol 182 [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/403049547" params="color=#ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true&visual=true" width="100%" height="600" iframe="true" /] iTunes HearThis Mixcloud Soundcloud Both...
Updated Apr 13 2015: The phenomenally popular Chicago Service was just repressed. As much as anyone on the outside knows, Marcel Vogel is doing most of this business himself - making songs, DJing parties, and incidentally running the best Chicago...
Every month 5 Magazine's Man+Machine features talks about musical machines and the men & women who love them. This month, we're going in a little different direction. Meet (if you don't already know him) Todd Mariana. Todd is a DJ, a...
DETROIT - born and raised and residing in - that's the first and the second and the last thing you need to know about Rick Wilhite. The music says the rest, decades of accumulated knowledge unwinding from DJ sets...
Out of print and fetching upwards of fifty bucks a copy, this four track collection of remixes from French supremo Brawther received a limited 12" reissue in May... and promptly went out of print again. For the record: this...
"It's the thing with Derrick being in Chicago and me being in London and traveling the world and meeting assorted weirdos along the way. There's this spider web of the Classic misfit family that seems to create itself." That's a...
Marcel Vogel (Lumberjacks in Hell, Intimate Friends) mixes volume 179 of New Mix Monday, 5 Magazine's weekly House Music guest mix series. Marcel Vogel describes himself as a "bearded lumberjack from rural Germany chopping soulful tunes as a profession". Many...
There's something to be said for longevity in this business. I don't know if it's the ultimate proving ground for a DJ's sound, but it's certainly one criteria - it's hard to think of a DJ sticking around for...
Some of the best Chicago House Music of the '90s was released on what have essentially become "ghost labels", existing in some limbo between a lost youth and legal opportunism (watch, for instance, the flood of Romanthony "tributes" that...
Well damn, I wasn't expecting disco from Johnny Fiasco, but disco is what you get in a single that looks back to the big chorus of a 1980 hit by Mystic Merlin. After listening for a couple of minutes,...

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