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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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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.
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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.

The Culture with Marshall Applewhite

Only in the Midwest - and really, only in a city like Detroit - could you find a producer and DJ like Marshall Applewhite.
Stripped & Chewed Records

Born Into This: Chicago House with Stripped & Chewed Records

Every city needs a record label like Stripped & Chewed Records. Chicago is just lucky enough to have the original.
Boiler Room Is Changing, But DJs Turning Knobs Is Forever

Boiler Room Is Changing

Boiler Room - the broadcasting platform which brought the party (and DJs turning knobs) into living rooms around the world - is changing. The company has unveiled parts of a new business model involving "brand fee/royalties" and a quasi-franchised version of the Boiler Room experience coming to a town near you.
Jeff Derringer Photo by Kalin Haydon

Jeff Derringer on Ten Years of OKTAVE

"At this point, the underground needs an underground." 5 Mag talks to Jeff Derringer on ten years of his OKTAVE residency and the state of techno in Chicago and worldwide.
The Revenge aka Graeme Clark

The Revenge: Body Music

Lauren Krieger talks to Graeme Clark (aka The Revenge and half of 6th Borough Project) about the magic of making music from nothing (or even a Commodore Amiga) and his latest Roar Groove Meets Dirt Crew vol 4.

Unplugged: The Magical Sounds of Pato Y Pato

Detroit duo Mark Maynard and John Duffy are capturing the aesthetic of 1970s proto-electronic on the psychedelic analog dream music of Pato Y Pato.
PBR Streetgang

PBR Streetgang Launch KURTZ, Their New Label

Their mission is no longer classified. Bruce Tantum talks to PBR Streetgang on the launch of Kurtz Records for 5 Mag's new label profile series.

The Ultimate Detroit Techno History Documentary is Coming to Chicago

Rough cut screening of God Said Give 'Em Drum Machines will debut in Chicago on October 18 2019.
Jimpster mixes

Jimpster: The Franc Spangler Chronicles

How a harmless alter ego can take on a life of its own: Jimpster talks to 5 Mag's Lauren Krieger on his once-mysterious "Franc Spangler" records.

Robert Hood Is Paying It Forward

Every single line of this is an inspiration. Tristan Dominguez profiles the legendary Detroit icon Robert Hood on faith, creativity and the power of electronic music.
DJ 3000 Detroit

5 Mag SELECT – 4 Records with DJ 3000

Detroit lore with Robert Hood, Gerald Mitchell, Esteban Adame and more as DJ 3000 walks us through some classics cuts from the Motech Records catalog.
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Jozef K is Hysterical

"I love how no matter what is going on in the world, people are still making sick tunes." Jozef K talks opera, gloomcore and Boiler Room comments with Harold Heath.
The Moon

For All Mankind: Electronic Music on the Moon

Brian Eno, Jeff Mills and Michael Kandel offer radically different interpretations of the relationship between humans, the Moon and the Earth.
Remute

Remute is Releasing Techno Records on Video Game Cartridges

Denis Karimani aka "Remute" releases his music on exotic formats ranging from 45s to floppy disks and Sega game cartridges. Harold Heath asks: Why?
DJ 3000 of Motech Records Detroit

DJ 3000 and the Story of Motech Records

Ben Sims, Santiago Salazar, Gerald Mitchell, Fabrice Lig, Robert Hood – these are just a few of the best and brightest techno producers in the world that have left a trace of their art in the back catalog of Motech.

Review: 5 Mag at 51st State Festival 2019

5 Mag went to 51st State Festival in London this year. We'll be going back in 2020 too. Photos and video of Wookie, Kerri Chandler, Soul Clap and more.
photo by Prisca Lobjoy

Farmarama! A Conversation with Sally Rogers of A Man Called Adam

Sally Rogers is best known as one half of Balearic funsters A Man Called Adam which has just released their latest and many say their best album yet, Farmarama. Harold Heath has the story.
Chamberlin rhythmate

Atomic Age Drum Machines: the Ghost Orchestras of Harry Chamberlin

Musicians' unions once banned these machines for fear they would put their members out of work. The incredible story of the insulation installer who developed the world's first commercial drum machine.

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Remembering Legendary Vocalist Michael Procter

The voice of definitive house music classics "Deliver Me" and "Love Don't Live" has passed away.
Chicago House DJ John Simmons

John Simmons: All I Can Say

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