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Feature stories, profiles and interviews with leading House Music DJs, producers and vocalists from more than 14 years of 5 Magazine.

Crystal Waters and Hifi Sean, photo by Gavin Mills

Crystal Waters & Hifi Sean’s HEAVY is a Track for Our Times

HiFi Sean and Crystal Waters talk to Harold Heath about their new politically charged single "Heavy" and the role of an artist in a time of discontent.
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.
Zimmer DJ

Zimmer: “The beauty of electronic music is that you can do anything”

5 Mag's Lauren Krieger talks to Zimmer about his immersive live set ahead of his show December 11 at Sleeping Village in Chicago.
Audius.co

Free Forever or a Free-For-All? Blockchain Streaming with Audius.

Audius is a streaming start up with an ambitious goal: to suck less than SoundCloud.
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.

Matt Masters: neverendingnights

Freerange's Matt Masters is stepping out from behind the scenes of the deep house label with a new LP of his own. Lauren Krieger talks to Matt about Never Ending Nights.
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.

The Culture with Marshall Applewhite

Only in the Midwest - and really, only in a city like Detroit - could you find a producer and DJ like Marshall Applewhite.
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.
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.

Unplugged: The Magical Sounds of Pato Y Pato

Detroit duo Mark Maynard and John Duffy are capturing the aesthetic of 1970s proto-electronic on the psychedelic analog dream music of Pato Y Pato.
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.

The Ultimate Detroit Techno History Documentary is Coming to Chicago

Rough cut screening of God Said Give 'Em Drum Machines will debut in Chicago on October 18 2019.
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.
DJ 3000 Detroit

5 Mag SELECT – 4 Records with DJ 3000

Detroit lore with Robert Hood, Gerald Mitchell, Esteban Adame and more as DJ 3000 walks us through some classics cuts from the Motech Records catalog.

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