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.
Boogie Nite

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.

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.
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.

Mixcloud Launches Paid Streaming Service to Pay DJs

Mixcloud Select launches among 47 selected channels today and everyone can register for future roll outs.
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.
mixcloud

Is Mixcloud Planning (Yet Another) Paid Streaming Service?

Speculation is rife that Mixcloud will be launching a paid streaming alternative after signing another major licensing deal, this time with indie label rep Merlin.

Danny J Lewis: The 5 Mag Profile

A Producer, A Remixer, An Educator: a profile of the extraordinary Deep House and UK Garage artist Danny J Lewis from 5 Mag's Issue 165 cover story.

DJ Aakmael Is Making His Mark

Dustin Kinney meets DJ Aakmael - DJ, producer, and one of the top Deep House artists on the planet - for our latest 5 Mag interview.

God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines: A New Documentary on the History of Detroit...

A new documentary tells the story of Detroit Techno pioneers Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Eddie Fowlkes, Blake Baxter, and Santonio Echols.

Red Bull Cut Their Prizes for DJs, So This DJ is Crowdfunding Them Himself

Since Red Bull stopped paying cash prizes to winners of their 3Style contest, DJ Konflikt stepped forward to raise the funds himself.

Meet the New Outlaws of the Airwaves. Like Everything Else, You Can Find Them...

Pirate radio is thriving on YouTube where people seek the community and intimacy long gone from personalized streaming and crappy terrestrial radio.

DC LaRue: Do You Want The Real Thing?

Bruce Tantum in search of the artist behind disco classics like "Cathedrals" and "Do You Want The Real Thing?", the story of his lost masters and how he brought them to Joey Negro for the amazing record Resurrection.

Titonton: Music Is The Only Thing That Makes Sense In This World

Lauren Krieger talks to Midwest Techno hero Titonton about the rebirth of Residual Recordings and the future of music beyond us.

Unquenchable: Cassy, the 5 Mag Interview

Cassy talks to 5 Magazine's Lauren Krieger about her storied career and the inauguration of her Kwench Records concept for this month's cover story.

Sean Haley was a Chicago House Star. This Is Why So Many People Loved...

If there was anyone preternaturally destined to become a Chicago House DJ, it was Sean Haley. 5 Mag's Terry Matthew pays tribute to the musical legacy of the late Chicago artist.
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Watch: New Documentary on “The Disco King of Skokie”

New film The Disco King of Skokie sheds new light on Carey Weiman and Chicago's '70s disco scene through House Music to EDM.

The Essential Versatility of Davidson Ospina

Veteran NYC producer and DJ Davidson Ospina talks to 5 Mag's Tristan Dominguez on his long, multifaceted and amazing career in dance music.

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

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