PledgeMusic Is Falling Apart

PledgeMusic has just admitted they're at least 90 days behind in paying out artists. This looks a lot like a sinking ship.
5 Mag Issue 168 - photo by Lauren Murphy

Back in The High Life – Inside the New 5 Mag

Detroit Swindle on the cover, Faze Action and Lonely C of Soul Clap and a whole lot more on the inside of 5 Mag Issue 168, out now.
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New Frankie Knuckles Album Is On Its Way

The definitive Director's Cut collection of collaborations between Eric Kupper and Frankie Knuckles kicks off with a 12" release of Baby Wants To Ride with a Jimmy Edgar remix.

Is the Vinyl Bubble About to Pop?

The vinyl boom may be about to crash, but it never had much to do with dance music anyway. Boomer Rock makes up most of vinyl growth and it always has.

Serial Plagiarist FLOD Caught Again – and His Entire Discography May Be Phony

Dance music producer FLOD, aka Flavio Lodetti, was stealing tracks as early as 2010, and his entire discography may be based on fraud, deception and lies.

Prolific Producer FLOD Accused of Massive Plagiarism Spree

To Catch a Track Thief: Flavio Lodetti aka FLOD has a long discography. Many of the tracks are note-for-note copies of other people's work.

Discograph: Lumberjacks In Hell

Lumberjacks In Hell is, without exception, one of my top 5 labels. A profile of their history and aesthetic with founder Marcel Vogel.

Disco Nirvana: Six Edits with Nick The Record

Welcome to the world of rare record dealer, esteemed DJ and producer, font of knowledge and the man responsible for some of the finest disco re-edits of the last twenty years, Nick the Record.
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Boogie Nite: Do Your Thang

If you ever wondered how a city like Chicago stays relevant in the dance music scene for 35 years, it's thanks to people like Boogie Nite - a DJ who makes records with the ear of a musician and the honesty of a craftsman.

Dr. Packer: The Doctor is in the House

Harold Heath meets Greg Packer, aka Dr. Packer, a former drum & bass producer who switched to his first love, soul and disco, and hasn't looked back.

New Episode! Cz’s Boogie Podcast Episode 21

End of year episode featuring house music news & gossip and 10 favorite tracks from 5 Mag's editor in chief Czarina Mirani.

500 Edits: Danny Krivit & the Birth of Re-Edit Culture

How it all began with one bad edit and an engineer wasting everyone's time: Harold Heath meets Danny Krivit for our disco issue cover story.

Another Big, Big Issue: Inside the New 5 Magazine

Dan Curtin on the cover and electronic music around the world with Ron Basejam (Crazy P), Anna Tur (Ibiza), Eddie Niguel (Singapore), Michael Donaldson & 8D Industries inside the latest issue of 5 Mag, out now.
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H.I.M.W.O.L. – A 5 Mag Mix 72

Exclusive new mix from Australian deep and soulful house music artist H.I.M.W.O.L.

Attack of the 808 CLONES!

Twelve of the best hardware clones of the Roland TR-808 drum machine from home kits, soundalikes to plastic grooveboxes.
Linda Clifford

Shining Star: The Impossible, Wonderful Life of Linda Clifford

DJ- and producer-centered culture often overlooks the role of the amazing men and women who gave voice to disco. We do not. Lauren Krieger talks to one of the tireless, talented First Ladies of Disco, Lady Linda Clifford.

808: The History of an Error

The Roland TR-808: How a fledgeling Japanese electronics company changed the sound of electronic music forever.
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One In A Million: Remembering Paul Trouble Anderson

This is heartbreaking news. After many battles with cancer, DJ and dance music legend Paul Trouble Anderson has died.
Urban Kickz Records

Discograph: Roman Zawodny & the Sound of UKR

Digging deep into the catalog of UKR, one of the most dynamic, relentless and consistently brilliant techno labels in North America.

Marshall Jefferson Comes Home for A Classic Christmas with SpyBar & 5 Mag

This is your invite: Chicago House Music pioneer Marshall Jefferson comes home on Friday December 21 with Chip E., Stacy Kidd and Andrew Emil, hosted by Czarina from 5 Mag.

MUST READ!

The Trials and Tribulations of Lonely C

His touch is on every aspect of the album: as a vocalist, programmer, arranger and instrumentalist. Lauren Krieger talks to Lonely C (aka Charlie from Soul Clap) on the recording of his debut solo album, Charles and Tribulations.

Dan Curtin: A Matter of Sound

Ron Basejam, photo by Ric Kelly

Ron Basejam: Disco Denizen

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