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The Wisdom: A life in music with Eternal Student

Marvin Prather is Eternal Student, a fixture from the early days of the Detroit electronic music scene who debuted as a producer three decades later with the gorgeous "Hear Me Though." This is his story.

#Expansion – Inside the new 5 Mag

Louie Vega's love letter to NYC nightlife, the legend and Gil Scott-Heron collaborator Brian Jackson, Beretta Music and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag.

New Event: 5 Mag welcomes Terry Hunter to Smartbar June 4

5 Mag welcomes Chicago house legend Terry Hunter with Czboogie & Duke Shin for a Saturday night special on June 4 2022 at Smartbar.

Your AirPods Are Tiny Bombs

Your AirPods will last longer on this planet than your bones, if they doesn't explode first.
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Sonicly promises a fair deal for crowdfunding projects

After PledgeMusic's demise, a new platform emerges, designed specifically for musicians. Will it be any different than the last?
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Jacked: How Demuir Beat the Beat Thieves

What do you do when your music's been stolen? When Toronto house music producer Demuir found out someone had plagiarized his tracks, he got mad. Then he fought back.
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Electribal Soul: Billie Ray Martin on the fabled lost album from Electribe 101

Originally recorded in 1991, pioneering electronic music band Electribe 101's lost second album, Electribal Soul, is finally released.
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Would you give 5% of your DJ fee to producers?

Aslice aims to "equalize" the monetary disparity between music producers and the DJs that play their music.
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Prince: The Immersive Experience to debut in Chicago

Tickets go on sale this Thursday March 31 for the interactive trip through the music and life of Prince opening in June 2022, which allows visitors to walk inside the album cover for Purple Rain, mixdown "Let's Go Crazy" and more.
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Rahsaan Patterson: “House Music Is Church”

Vocalist & artist Rahsaan Patterson talks to 5 Mag's Lauren Krieger on his album Heroes & Gods 2.0 reimagined by Quentin Harris and the deeply spiritual connection between gospel & house music.
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#ReDiscovery – Inside 5 Mag Issue 197

The lost album of Electribe 101 and forgotten Frankie Knuckles mixes, Lady Blackbird, the Detroit fable of Eternal Student and more inside the new 5 Mag.
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Vinyl sales jump 61% in a single year

Vinyl jumps, CDs explode and your digital downloads are getting kinda bummed out. More revelations from the RIAA 2021 annual sales report for the record industry.
CD Sales Booming Across America in 2021

CD sales up for the first time since 2004 – and they’re booming

US sales of CDs - the hard little discs you never thought you'd use again - erupted in 2021, marking the first increase in nearly 20 years.
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The Cover Mix 🔥 Ka§par

5 Mag's latest cover mix with Kaspar. "I've always felt the best DJs are those out of the hype loops. I was never a part of the beautiful people in that sense and thank f--- for that."
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Metropolis: making the sound of the future

Due to a quirk in copyright, Fritz Lang's deeply influential film Metropolis - mutilated by the Nazis, inspired Kraftwerk, and scored by Giorgio Moroder and Jeff Mills - is about to enter the public domain.
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Bandcamp acquired by Fortnite’s Epic Games

Shocking the industry, Epic Games - publisher of Fortnite and Unreal Engine - has purchased Bandcamp, the leading independent artist platform. What now?

Electric Zoo Festival VIP management group sued for minimum wage & labor violations

The proposed class action targets Notoriety Group and three of its owners that manage the "main stage VIP SkyDeck" at Electric Zoo.
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Norm Talley & Upstairs Asylum: “This Is What the Underground Is”

Powered by rare releases, unreleased mixes and a roster thick with Detroit talent, Norm Talley's Upstairs Asylum is widely hailed as one of the best deep house record labels of 2021. The year before, it didn't even exist.
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Loumavox: the Extraordinary History of a Fake Synthesizer

A documentary made by French schoolchildren cast a bright light on a "lost" synthesizer and its creator - and on how our thirst for "secret histories" can lead us astray.
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#JACKED – Inside the New 5 Mag

Demuir beats the beat thieves, a legendary Garage white label, the making of a Frankie Knuckles tribute and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag.

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This Is Brian Jackson

Best known for his revolutionary collaboration with Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson is one of the most influential musicians in the history of pop. This is how he found new inspiration.

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