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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.

The Myth of Burial

On the 15th anniversary of Burial's groundbreaking debut, Connor Foley explores the myth, music and mythology of electronic music's most elusive figure.
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Andrew Emil: “The Creation Should Be The Reward”

Andrew Emil on his unique musical odyssey and compiling the edits for the gargantuan Chicago Sessions LP for S&S Records.
Nona Hendryx

Forever Nona

Nona Hendryx is more than a legendary vocalist or an iconic artist. She's a national treasure.
Right Wing Dance Squads

Right Wing Dance Squads

UK dance music has always been about freedom. But are we really going to march with the far right?
Franck Roger

Franck Roger is 44

Franck Roger emerged from lockdown with an eclectic new album. 5 Mag's Terry Matthew talks to the French deep house producer for his first ever 5 Mag interview.
Best of Rockin' House Records and Rodney Bakerr

Mr. Bakerr’s Half Dozen: 6 rarities from Rodney Bakerr & the Rockin’ House catalog

From Mike Dunn to Michael Ezebukwu: here are 6 tracks we love most from the small but hugely influential early Chicago house label, Rockin' House, and the late Rodney Bakerr.
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Harold Heath’s career could be your life

Harold Heath's new book "Long Relationships" explores his journey "from unknown DJ to smalltime DJ" with some harrowing stops along the way.
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Chasing Motown: Josh Milan & the making of Honeycomb Music

After the demise of Blaze, Josh Milan built Honeycomb Music into a model for the modern soulful house label. His motto: do it or die trying.
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Reaching a little bit higher: Jackie Queens

Based in South Africa, Jackie Queens says she has a song for every moment in her life. Before she's done there will be a Jackie Queens song for yours, too.

“Sociopaths in Headphones”: What happened when plague raves came to Zanzibar

Supporting a delusional president, superstar DJs & plague ravers partied with MAGA conspiracists & anti-vaxxers while the coronavirus silently whipped through Tanzania.
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Dance Loud: This Moment & The Next

Chicago electronic music duo Dance Loud survived adversity to release their best work. After "The Moment," they're just getting started.
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New documentary showcases electronic music’s female pioneers

Sisters With Transistors profiles the overlooked role of female musicians, producers and engineers at the dawn of electronic music.

Black Motion: the Last Chapter & a New Beginning

5 Mag cover story with South African duo Black Motion, on 10 years of healing music and international acclaim: "This is a new dawn for the African artist."
Angel Moraes

Essential Angel Moraes: Life In Stereo

The journey is the reward: Angel Moraes leaves behind a staggering legacy in the house music scene. Here are 16 tracks we love best.
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This is some Detroit Fire: vocalist Nikki O on Rough, Rugged, Raw

Detroit vocalist Nikki O has left her mark on some of the best deep house records of the last fifteen years.
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Brawther on the Start of the End

The French DJ/producer and 5 Mag friend on surviving and maybe thriving in the post-COVID music industry.
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Monty Luke on BLM, climate change & making the catalogue of Black Electronic Music

5 Mag's latest cover story with Monty Luke, founder of Black Catalogue on racial justice, the effect of the music industry on climate change and preventing the erasure of Black artists from electronic music.
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Space Oddity: the weird history of the Soviet ANS synthesizer

The sound of Tarkovsky's Solaris, The Mirror and Stalker was generated by a strange machine that created sounds with drawings.
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S E L E C T Playlist: Mark Wilkinson’s Life Remixed

Recovery playlist from former Ministry of Sound resident DJ Mark Wilkinson and his inspiring story.
Guitar Center

Private equity keeps stabbing Guitar Center but it still won’t die

Music gear is selling at a record pace but Guitar Center is broke. It's not the pandemic that's screwed it up.

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