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Producer, Musician, DJ & Grumpy Person, Will Sumsuch has been immersed in music since the late 90s. Releasing on BBE Records as one half of "Mega Jawns," Will also runs his own little independent House music label, Colour and Pitch.
Often forgotten during discussions about the DNA of House music, African rhythms have subtly dictated the groove ever since the genre evolved beyond Disco and stood up on its own. Just a quick listen to Tony Allen's inspirational drumming...
New on Christian Prommer and Christoph Henrik Pankowski's young Musica Autonomica imprint, Innellea's Saladin EP takes its name from the first sultan of Egypt. The German duo's name is simply explained in the sales notes as "a neologism; created...
Baltimore DJ and production don Karizma's "Kaytronik" alter ego has been supplying dark and dubby remixes for some years now, but it's now been allowed to take full control for a full album. And what an album it is....
IN THE EARLY YEARS OF HOUSE MUSIC in the UK, the traffic was largely one-way, coming to these islands from across the pond. Tales of the niche underground sub-genre called "Acid House" infecting the mainstream and even the pop charts...
The end of a long winter is in sight, with the first green shoots of spring showing up in the form of "Love Core," a charismatic and simple Soulful House gem from Ralf GUM and British vocalist Omar. Now...
IT'S BEEN FIVE YEARS since 5 Magazine last caught up with Soulful House maestro, Duffnote boss and one half of Spiritchaser, Richard Earnshaw. Since that last conversation he's released his debut solo album, In Time, racked up a #1...
When you've spent some time immersed in underground music, it can start to feel like the real tastemakers almost never get their props. In the 1970s and 1980s, radio jocks in New York, Detroit and Chicago spearheaded the acceptance...
After many years of productions and remixes on a multitude of imprints, Lost My Dog founder Pete Dafeet finally dropped his debut album this summer, fittingly released on his own label. Several years in the making, The Root, The...
Will Sumsuch talks to DJ Spinna about Jigmastas, Hip Hop, House, Stevie and "the strategic removal of consciousness and spirituality from the music by the industry." A true DJ's DJ, and one of the few artists to successfully maintain genuine...
Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few years, you'll almost certainly have heard someone tell you that the music industry is broken. Technology companies, major labels and investment hungry start-ups will try to sell you...
In a dance music landscape which seems to be becoming more musically conservative by the day, it's always hugely refreshing to hear something uncompromising and different. Chicago's own Tunnel has been steadily building the "webuildmachines" label into something very...
Now in its second year, the Brighton Music Conference is a gathering on the South coast of England (less than an hour outside London) with a dual focus on education and business for the Dance Music community. Alongside panel...
"Get your mixes heard! Learn to produce your own tracks!! Boost your social media presence!! Start your own label!!!" Motivational blog posts (often from otherwise respectable sources) giving out tips on how to build your "career" in dance music seem...
Johnny D, a giant in the music industry in general and founder of the legendary Henry Street Music takes us on a journey through the disco records and influences that helped shape the aesthetic of Henry Street. He mixes...
Having just heard the sad news that the brilliant Lost My Dog Records are to close their doors in 2015, I must confess that writing this review feels bittersweet to say the least. Young Harry Wolfman is a producer...
"I had the feeling that if I could take a groove that is 20 years old and if I could flip it, I could get another 20 years out of it. It’s that simple." Hard as it is to believe,...
DJ, producer and proud freak from Planet B*more, House legend Karizma has released the next edition of his Beats & Bobs series for free as a gift to DJs and fans for his birthday. Beats & Bobbs Vol FR33 (get...
What defines a great record label? Is it the artwork & branding? Is it gathering together a roster of big names? Is it breaking fresh artists and pioneering new sounds? Although all of the above are clearly important to...
We all know the story by now. George Orwell wrote about it, as did Isaac Asimov. Living, as I do, in a country with more government-controlled surveillance cameras per capita than anywhere else in the world (the London borough...
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