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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.

Packard Plant Project Detroit circa 1911 from the Library of Congress

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.
The Mic

#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.
Jorge Caiado photos by Ruben José

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.
Michael Zucker photo

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.
Boddhi Satva dj image

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.
Tee Mango

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.
WOLF Music Recordings

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.
John Digweed on Quattro

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.
Mike Huckaby by Marie Staggat

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.
Richard Anthony Hewson

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.
Mike Huckaby by Marie Staggat

Mike Huckaby: A Production Primer

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

Emmaculate: Man In The Box

Chicago DJ and producer Emmaculate aka Eric Welton is stepping out into the limelight. It's a good story.
Kate Simko

Future/Classical: The Journey of Kate Simko

Chicago-raised, now London-based electronic music artist Kate Simko has done it all, but not all at once. 5 Mag hears her story.

Meet the Godfather of House Foreclosure

The REAL "business techno" and bizarre PR campaign behind the "Goldman Sachs DJ CEO" David Solomon, who calls himself "DJ D-Sol."
How to monetize music streams on Twitch via SoundCloud

Go Live: SoundCloud Announces Livestreaming Partnership with Twitch

How to monetize livestreams through SoundCloud's "fast track" partnership with Twitch.
Rudosa Acid Tracks

SELECT: 6 Acid Tracks with Rudosa

Prolific UK DJ and producer Rudosa shares his playlist of his six favorite acid tracks, past and present, new and classic.
Michael Reinboth Compost 25

Compost 25 – Michael Reinboth on a Quarter Century of Compost Records

Will Sumsuch talks with Michael Reinboth, founder of Compost Records — the most important electronic music label of the last 25 years.
Marco Faraone

Marco Faraone: Uncaged

Techno producer Marco Faraone has been DJing since he was 14 years old and released his first record a decade ago. 2019 turned out to be his biggest year yet.

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Monty Luke on BLM, Climate Change and Creating a Catalogue of Black Electronic Music, Brawther cover mix and more inside the latest issue of 5 Mag, out now.
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