Chicago House DJ John Simmons

John Simmons: All I Can Say

The long and winding road taken by Chicago house DJ and now producer John Simmons.
Crystal Waters Hifi Sean in 5 Magazine

Out Now: Crystal Waters + Hifi Sean in the New 5 Mag

Music & Art in a Time of Political Despair, plus 15 years of Dirt Crew Recordings, Chicago homegrown house music savant John Simmons and more inside 5 Mag #178, out now.
Soela photos by Victor Kiktenko

Soela: Resonance

5 Mag is in love with the sound of Elina Shorokhova, aka Soela. The Berlin-based DJ and producer talks to Lauren Krieger and plays some dope wax for our latest 5 Mag Mix.
thatmanmonkz aka Scott Moncrieff

thatmanmonkz: Straight Out of Sheffield

Harold Heath talks to Scott Moncrieff, aka thatmanmonkz, on the making of his new album Non Zero Sum Game.
Soela, photo by Victor Kiktenko

Soela – A 5 Mag Mix 89

Soela brings a vinyl-only DJ mix for this week's 5 Mag Mix, ahead of our profile in the latest issue.
thatmanmonkz

thatmanmonkz – A 5 Mag Mix 88

Scott Moncrieff aka thatmanmonkz takes control of this week's 5 Mag Mix.

Purged: How a failed economic theory still rules the digital music marketplace

A discredited economic theory is still guiding the decisions of most digital music labels today - even if they don't know it. This is the dumb theory of the Long Tail and how a tsunami of shitmusic destroyed it.
808 State by Michael England

Out Now: 808 State in the New 5 Mag

The legendary 808 State, plus mixes and interviews with thatmanmonkz, Soela and more in 5 Mag 177, out today.
Cinthie photo by Marie Staggat

Cinthie’s Got The Groove

"Everything I've made I made myself so no one can take it away from me." Berlin native Cinthie is independent, resilient - and she's also making some of the best house music on the planet.
John Moralesvideo

New Documentary on Disco Legend John Morales

Disco Confessions shines a deserved spotlight on one of the most important music icons of the last 50 years.
Stripped & Chewed Records

Born Into This: Chicago House with Stripped & Chewed Records

Every city needs a record label like Stripped & Chewed Records. Chicago is just lucky enough to have the original.
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Watch Colette’s Lost 2006 Video for ALL THE SAME

DJ Heather, Bear Who?, Lady D, Home & Garden, DJ Diz and more in this newly unearthed 2006 music video for Home & Garden featuring Colette's "All The Same."
Boiler Room Is Changing, But DJs Turning Knobs Is Forever

Boiler Room Is Changing

Boiler Room - the broadcasting platform which brought the party (and DJs turning knobs) into living rooms around the world - is changing. The company has unveiled parts of a new business model involving "brand fee/royalties" and a quasi-franchised version of the Boiler Room experience coming to a town near you.
Jeff Derringer Photo by Kalin Haydon

Jeff Derringer on Ten Years of OKTAVE

"At this point, the underground needs an underground." 5 Mag talks to Jeff Derringer on ten years of his OKTAVE residency and the state of techno in Chicago and worldwide.
The Revenge aka Graeme Clark

The Revenge: Body Music

Lauren Krieger talks to Graeme Clark (aka The Revenge and half of 6th Borough Project) about the magic of making music from nothing (or even a Commodore Amiga) and his latest Roar Groove Meets Dirt Crew vol 4.
The Revenge

The Revenge – the 5 Mag Cover Mix

Graeme Clark - aka The Revenge, and half of the 6th Borough Project - takes over 5 Mag's mix series with an exclusive new 5 Mag Mix.
Cinthie; photo by Marie Staggat

Everything That You Love: Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag

5 Mag presents our new issue with Krystal Rodriguez's profile of Cinthie, mixes from Marshall Applewhite and Matt Masters, Chicago House with Stripped & Chewed Records and more.
PBR Streetgang

PBR Streetgang Launch KURTZ, Their New Label

Their mission is no longer classified. Bruce Tantum talks to PBR Streetgang on the launch of Kurtz Records for 5 Mag's new label profile series.
Jimpster mixes

Jimpster: The Franc Spangler Chronicles

How a harmless alter ego can take on a life of its own: Jimpster talks to 5 Mag's Lauren Krieger on his once-mysterious "Franc Spangler" records.

Robert Hood Is Paying It Forward

Every single line of this is an inspiration. Tristan Dominguez profiles the legendary Detroit icon Robert Hood on faith, creativity and the power of electronic music.

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The term "tastemaker DJ" was made for Andy Weatherall and should probably be retired now.
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