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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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The Culture with Benji Candelario

Let's talk about DJing: Benji Candelario played at nearly every OG club imaginable, including residencies at Studio 54 and Ministry in London. 5 Mag editor Czarina Mirani talks to Benji about his art to approaching the turntables and excelling at the craft across 30 years of technology.

Bonobo: “It’s Less About the Stage, More About the Experience”

Lauren Krieger talks to Bonobo about bringing his outdoor electronic music event series to North America, with dates in Montreal, Denver, San Francisco, Brooklyn and coming to Chicago on July 6.

For Me: The Beautiful World of Dawn Tallman

People say that music saved their life. Music saved Dawn Tallman, and her music has saved so many more. The Queen of Gospel Energy talks to 5 Mag about her songs of love, inspiration and survival.

The Culture with DJ Rocca

Celebrating the beauty of the imperfect mix: veteran Italian producer DJ Rocca on the culture and craft of DJing for 5 Mag's The Culture series.

SELECT – Six Records with Detroit’s Filthiest

Motor City Electro Company's 20 year anniversary marked by 6 records, selected and with the stories behind them by Detroit's Filthiest.
Hot Toddy of Crazy P

Hot Mixing with Hot Toddy

UK producer, DJ, guitarist, songwriter and arranger Chris Todd is one half of UK house stalwarts Crazy P. Harold Heath talks to the acclaimed producer, remixer and DJ about the art of mixing.

Everything Has Changed and the Industry Hasn’t Noticed (Yet)

Will Sumsuch went to the Brighton Music Conference, and what he saw was "an industry suffering from an identity crisis."

In the Middle of Pride Month, the Chicago White Sox Will Celebrate Disco Demolition....

Just steps from the church where the late Frankie Knuckles was memorialized, the Chicago White Sox will commemorate Disco Demolition Night this Thursday.

The Man Who Made His Computer Sing: Max Mathews & the Invention of Digital...

The mp3, ProTools, Ableton and digital music itself can be traced to a crazy engineer who taught his computer to sing and helped Stanley Kubrick scare the crap out of the world.
DJ Hyperactive

All Praise To HYPERACTIVE, Chicago’s Techno Godfather Has Returned

Memorialized as one of Daft Punk's "Teachers," one of the legends of Chicago's Techno underground is back. 5 Mag's cover story with DJ Hyperactive.
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The Culture with Manuel Tur

"Both at the studio and the club, an EQ is still the most powerful tool we have." The secrets of the sound of Manuel Tur, deep house producer and DJ. His new EP ORGANIC REACH is out now from Freerange.
Wonky Techno Banger

Red Rack’em: Wonky Magazine Profile

Harold Heath gets in the head of Scottish DJ and producer Danny Berman aka Red Rack'em, creator of the massive "Wonky Bassline Disco Banger" and its successor, "Wonky Techno Banger."

How To Crowdfund an Album Without Going Broke or Looking Like a Tool

Crowdfunding already had something of a shabby reputation - and that was before funding sites began stealing their customers' money.
Ten Trax

Memphis Techno & The Big Beat: Ten Trax Records

Will Morrow on the founding of his new label, Ten Trax, created to spread the dirty, raw sound of techno from the American South.
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The Culture with MELODYMANN

DJs on DJing - and an exclusive 5 Mag Mix from Belgian DJ, producer and Melodymathics label owner Melodymann.

Black Ice: The Science of the Yamaha DX7

The sophisticated science behind the Yamaha DX7 - the most popular synthesizer ever made.

Shawn Rudiman: Out of Time

Pittsburgh's Shawn Rudiman makes hardware-heavy techno that's both serious-minded and seriously good, Bruce Tantum profiles Shawn for this issue's 5 Mag cover story.

Fyre Festival Is Like The War On Terror. It Will Never End.

Billy McFarland is laughing all the way from his jail cell as Netflix and Hulu get sucked into the disastrous festival's bankruptcy case.
DJ Moppy

The Culture with DJ Moppy

5 Mag interviews with DJs on the culture and craft of DJing. This episode we talk to Detroit/Chicago DJ Moppy, along with an exclusive new 5 Mag Mix.

404: The Internet Has A Memory Problem

Where's my f'ing mixtape? MySpace just "lost" 12 years of music, but whole sectors of electronic music history are vanishing from the internet.

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New Issue of 5 Mag with The Revenge

5 Mag Issue 175 is out now, starring The Revenge, Jimpster as Franc Spangler, PBR Streetgang, Pato Y Pato, new record reviews, gear and more.

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