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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.

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.

Who Killed Internet Radio?

Microbroadcasting on the internet always kind of sucked but it was fun and supported small communities. Doing it legally now is becoming just about impossible.
Soulphiction in 5 Mag

Soulphiction: 24/7 Love Affair

Released by Local Talk, 24/7 Love Affair is a 17 track story that takes you across various genres and atmospheres. Lauren Krieger talks to Soulphiction, the man who made it.
Break 3000 from Dirt Crew Recordings

Discograph: The Story of Dirt Crew Recordings

Dirt Crew still builds their brand on new discoveries, which has helped create one of the finest back catalogs of any deep house label in the world.
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.

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DJ and producer Erick Morillo has died

In shocking news, house music DJ and producer Erick Morillo was found dead by police this morning in Miami Beach.

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