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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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Jacked: How Demuir Beat the Beat Thieves

What do you do when your music's been stolen? When Toronto house music producer Demuir found out someone had plagiarized his tracks, he got mad. Then he fought back.
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Electribal Soul: Billie Ray Martin on the fabled lost album from Electribe 101

Originally recorded in 1991, pioneering electronic music band Electribe 101's lost second album, Electribal Soul, is finally released.
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Rahsaan Patterson: “House Music Is Church”

Vocalist & artist Rahsaan Patterson talks to 5 Mag's Lauren Krieger on his album Heroes & Gods 2.0 reimagined by Quentin Harris and the deeply spiritual connection between gospel & house music.
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Metropolis: making the sound of the future

Due to a quirk in copyright, Fritz Lang's deeply influential film Metropolis - mutilated by the Nazis, inspired Kraftwerk, and scored by Giorgio Moroder and Jeff Mills - is about to enter the public domain.
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Norm Talley & Upstairs Asylum: “This Is What the Underground Is”

Powered by rare releases, unreleased mixes and a roster thick with Detroit talent, Norm Talley's Upstairs Asylum is widely hailed as one of the best deep house record labels of 2021. The year before, it didn't even exist.
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Loumavox: the Extraordinary History of a Fake Synthesizer

A documentary made by French schoolchildren cast a bright light on a "lost" synthesizer and its creator - and on how our thirst for "secret histories" can lead us astray.
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Moog launches GIANTS video series on pioneering electronic music

GIANTS is a new documentary series exploring the early days of electronic music and the untold stories of its pioneers.
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Alex Gibney to produce new documentary on Philadelphia International Records’ disco groove

The Sound of Philadelphia documentary will shine a spotlight on the disco soul outfit lead by the legendary Gamble & Huff & Bell.
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Lea Lisa – Keys of Life

5 Mag meets French deep house DJ, producer and creator of our latest cover mix, Lea Lisa, on DJing, crate digging and why taste beats tech every time.

Palp’d: Art of Tones on the launch of his new label

How do you measure a successful underground label? We ask Art of Tones on the founding of his new label Palp.
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808 State, From the Beginning

Bruce Tantum's groundbreaking interview with Graham Massey and the late Andrew Barker on the history of 808 State.
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More Ghost Than Man: The Worlds We Made There

Terry Grant didn't break up with club music - they're just taking a break. Inside the More Ghost Than Man project and the new album The Worlds We Made There.
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There’s a new documentary on the Chosen Few Picnic

It airs this week in Chicago. Watch the trailer for the story of "The Woodstock of House."
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Watch the trailer for a new Italo Disco documentary

Italo Disco: The Sparkling Sound of the '80s evokes a time when "cybernetic tracks fueled by hopes and dreams of the young musicians, who were capable of releasing mind-blowing pop, and always moving between trash and brilliance."
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Morphology: Öona Dahl

The shockingly innovative Öona Dahl talks to 5 Mag's Lauren Krieger about self-discovery, invention, and coming out of the other side of quarantine with her new album, Morph.
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Soul Clap: The Mission

Soul Clap is on a mission to transform the planet. Their latest album WTF, or World Transformation Force, is a wake-up call for action.

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.
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Forever Nona

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

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

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Described as a love letter to New York, Louie Vega's Expansions in the NYC was made with the intent to "pass on some history and hold a space for the new."

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