High Life: Inside the new 5 Mag
Orlando Voorn, Turbojazz, Victor Simonelli, Carly Wilford, Maxime Dangles, Mira Lo and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag, out now.
Premiere: Yuu Udagawa – Stay With Us [Cyphon Recordings]
The debut release from the new sibling label to Freerange and Delusions of Grandeur comes from Japanese DJ and producer Yuu Udagawa. Stay With Us is a heavy, hazy and surprisingly soulful electronic masterpiece from Cyphon Recordings, out February 3 2023.
How Spotify turned dance music into dance muzak
Streaming has spawned a new format for dance music that's hostile to DJs, and seemingly unaware of what a DJ even does.
Hugo LX and the Platinum Wave
The 5 Mag Cover Story: What you need to know about Hugo LX is that he's making some of the best dance music in the world right now.
Searching: Inside 5 Mag Issue 204
With Detroit's Reggie Dokes, Aterral Records, Carlo, Maggie Tra, Demuir, Cyphon Records and more inside 5 Mag Issue 204, out now.
“Everyone is About to Feast on the Beast”
A who's who of classic Chicago House artists have launched a legal strike to reclaim their rights from Trax Records. A reckoning over the past has been a long time coming...
House Like You Love It – Inside the New 5 Mag
New year, new you, new issue of 5 Mag: Chicago house history through flyers and art, the DJ King of Donetsk, cover mix and profile of Damian Rausch, Will Sumsuch talks to Milton Jackson and more inside 5 Mag Issue 203.
Glenn Davis – RISE vol 2
5 Mag's weekly mix series shines a spotlight on a new mix from Dublin based producer and DJ Glenn Davis.
Cee ElAssaad: Evolve
Will Sumsuch meets Cee ElAssaad, Moroccan DJ and producer among a fresh cohort of electronic artists from North Africa and the Middle East with a singular sound.
Rissa Garcia – RISE vol 1 🙏
New weekly mix series from 5 Mag kicks off with our friend, NYC mainstay Rissa Garcia.
Jimpster: Live At Last
Our favorite deep house producer & DJ talks COVID, Brexit and coming to Chicago ahead of his live show at Smartbar.
Techno Folklore: the Making of God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines
Kristian Hill and Jennifer Washington - two filmmakers from Detroit - on the 12 year odyssey to tell the story of techno's foundations and make "a human story about dance music."
Q Lazzarus, Anonymously
All we really knew about Q Lazzarus is that she made a perfect pop song. But we always want to know more.
Being Jojo Baby
Who is Jojo Baby and why are so many people rallying to support him? We're glad you asked.
Jesse Saunders hospitalized following “major stroke”
Chicago native and house music pioneer Jesse Saunders is likely facing a "long and difficult rehab" following a stroke in the Las Vegas area.
Roland wins $4.6 million in tortuous patent lawsuit
The judgment against the parent company of Alesis covers electronic drum technology and might represent a renewed defense of its technology against product clones.
Dam Swindle on 10 years of Heist, where the swindling never stops
Rees Urban meets Dam Swindle, looking back over 10 years of Heist Recordings with a 3 part series of their greatest hits and some new takes on them.
Outshine: Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag
Hugo LX, Worldship Music & the Return of the Teflon Dons, Cee ElAssaad and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag, out now.
Esoterica: Sumsuch meets Black Loops
Black Loops, the Italian deep house producer and ex-drummer, on Freerange, moving to Berlin and the proper incantations of studio magic.
Nala is exploring “the marriage between punk inspiration, badass women and dance music”
Shaped by the electronic music underground of Miami and LA, Nala steps out with her new label Mi Domina, exploring "the marriage between punk inspiration, badass women and dance music."