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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.

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Back To Life: Phenomenal Handclap Band

Daniel Collas returned to his home-base to start something new. Instead he found the re-animating spark that brought Phenomenal Handclap Band back to life.
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The Unapologetic African Sounds of Shamrock Guitor

Kayibiza LOunge talks to Shamrock Guitor, South African guitarist and producer and founder of the new label Gotto Records.
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The Inside Story of As You Like It

The Bay Area residency is now 2020's best new underground label. Lauren Krieger on the history, tragedy & journey of As You Like It Recordings.
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Tensnake: LA Stories

Six years after Glow, German electronic music maestro Tensnake is back with an intimate pop portrait of the city of Los Angeles.
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Ringo had a dream

One of the best new reads of 2020 is Ringo Dreams of Lawn Care, series of weekly notes on music, music-making and cultural flotsam from the mind of Michael Donaldson.
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Innermoods: The James Duncan Interview

James Duncan has jammed with jazz legends Mark Edwards, Sabir Mateen and even sax god Ornette Coleman, but it's his dance music productions that have been turning heads. Bruce Tantum talks to the Brooklyn-based producer and trumpet player.
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Something Special: An Interview with Milly James

#TheMic: Studio sessions, live music in a pandemic and making something special with Mike Schommer: a profile of UK vocalist Milly James.
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The dream of bringing Techno back to Detroit’s Packard Plant is over

After breathless media reports of art galleries, apartments, light industry and even a techno club, the Packard Plant Project has collapsed. Most of it never actually began.
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#PassTheMic – Why dance music needs its singers

Why have the vocalists become almost invisible in dance music coverage these days? The answer (probably won't) surprise you.
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Jorge Caiado: Vitality

Since his first release a decade ago on Chez Damier's Balance, Jorge Caiado has been passionately influencing the electronic music scene of his local Lisbon and beyond.
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There was a genius named Michael Zucker

Michael Zucker, the owner of Finale Sessions was the epitome of a great 21st century underground label owner. He was an even better person.
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Boddhi Satva: “It feels like I’m home anywhere I go in Africa”

Hailing from the Central African Republic but often an ambassador for the entire continent, Boddhi Satva is one of electronic music’s true souls.
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Sylvester Is Too Big For a 15 Minute Short Video But That’s What We’ve...

Watch Love Me Like You Should: The Brave and Bold Sylvester streaming now.
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Art/Artifact: The Music of Tee Mango

Tom Mangan makes music as Tee Mango, inspired by the words of Theo Parrish and an arsenal of deep, irresistible records in his bag.
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In The Wolf’s Lair: Inside WOLF Music with Harold Heath

Harold Heath talks to Matt Neale & Stu Clark of WOLF Music and finds out what it takes to run an underground record label without compromise.
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John Digweed: “The shared passion for the music never dies”

More than 9 months in the making, a 4xCD project called QUATTRO opens a new decade for John Digweed. Lauren Krieger speaks with the legendary electronic music DJ and producer.
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Larry’s Garage Takes Us Back to Paradise

Watch a new documentary on classic disco Paradise Garage and the king who held court there, Larry Levan.
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Rick Wade: Mike Huckaby Had a Gift for Teaching People. Including Me.

Rick Wade reflects on the life and career of Mike Huckaby, from working together at Record Time in the early 1990s, releasing records and DJing together.
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SELECT: Six Records with the RAH Band

Phil Spector, Paul McCartney, Herb Alpert: Richard Anthony Hewson tells us the stories behind six records from his storied career.
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Mike Huckaby: A Production Primer

Thomas Cox on the "tight but focused" discography and musical evolution of a dance music icon, Mike Huckaby.

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