STRANGE GROOVES: A Short History of the Weirdest Records Ever Made

From cereal box records to porno mags to records made out of human blood: a round-up of the strangest playable records ever made and the weird stuff they're made out of.

Faze Action: Brother To Brother

The music of Faze Action has soundtracked parties and club nights since 1996. Harold Heath meets up maestros Robin and Simon Lee for a classic 5 Mag interview.

The Trials and Tribulations of Lonely C

His touch is on every aspect of the album: as a vocalist, programmer, arranger and instrumentalist. Lauren Krieger talks to Lonely C (aka Charlie from Soul Clap) on the recording of his debut solo album, Charles and Tribulations.

Magic Box: A History of the MPC

A fresh perspective on Roger Linn's masterpiece of engineering and the most important new music machine since the invention of the drum machine: the MPC.

Dan Curtin: A Matter of Sound

Tristan Dominguez profiles Techno innovator Dan Curtin for a 5 Mag cover story.
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Ron Basejam: Disco Denizen

Harold Heath on Ron Basejam, alter ego of James Baron, co-founder of Crazy P and producer of "a certain brand of detailed, pristinely produced disco-tech music."
Eddie Niguel - photo by Melissa Han

Eddie Niguel: Three Decades of Sacred Visions

Will Sumsuch talks to local hero Eddie Niguel on his odyssey behind the decks and the evolution of the electronic music scene in Singapore.

Is the Vinyl Bubble About to Pop?

The vinyl boom may be about to crash, but it never had much to do with dance music anyway. Boomer Rock makes up most of vinyl growth and it always has.

Discograph: Lumberjacks In Hell

Lumberjacks In Hell is, without exception, one of my top 5 labels. A profile of their history and aesthetic with founder Marcel Vogel.

Disco Nirvana: Six Edits with Nick The Record

Welcome to the world of rare record dealer, esteemed DJ and producer, font of knowledge and the man responsible for some of the finest disco re-edits of the last twenty years, Nick the Record.
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Boogie Nite: Do Your Thang

If you ever wondered how a city like Chicago stays relevant in the dance music scene for 35 years, it's thanks to people like Boogie Nite - a DJ who makes records with the ear of a musician and the honesty of a craftsman.

Dr. Packer: The Doctor is in the House

Harold Heath meets Greg Packer, aka Dr. Packer, a former drum & bass producer who switched to his first love, soul and disco, and hasn't looked back.

500 Edits: Danny Krivit & the Birth of Re-Edit Culture

How it all began with one bad edit and an engineer wasting everyone's time: Harold Heath meets Danny Krivit for our disco issue cover story.
Linda Clifford

Shining Star: The Impossible, Wonderful Life of Linda Clifford

DJ- and producer-centered culture often overlooks the role of the amazing men and women who gave voice to disco. We do not. Lauren Krieger talks to one of the tireless, talented First Ladies of Disco, Lady Linda Clifford.
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Discograph: Roman Zawodny & the Sound of UKR

Digging deep into the catalog of UKR, one of the most dynamic, relentless and consistently brilliant techno labels in North America.

Danny J Lewis: The 5 Mag Profile

A Producer, A Remixer, An Educator: a profile of the extraordinary Deep House and UK Garage artist Danny J Lewis from 5 Mag's Issue 165 cover story.

DJ Aakmael Is Making His Mark

Dustin Kinney meets DJ Aakmael - DJ, producer, and one of the top Deep House artists on the planet - for our latest 5 Mag interview.

Red Bull Cut Their Prizes for DJs, So This DJ is Crowdfunding Them Himself

Since Red Bull stopped paying cash prizes to winners of their 3Style contest, DJ Konflikt stepped forward to raise the funds himself.

Meet the New Outlaws of the Airwaves. Like Everything Else, You Can Find Them...

Pirate radio is thriving on YouTube where people seek the community and intimacy long gone from personalized streaming and crappy terrestrial radio.

DC LaRue: Do You Want The Real Thing?

Bruce Tantum in search of the artist behind disco classics like "Cathedrals" and "Do You Want The Real Thing?", the story of his lost masters and how he brought them to Joey Negro for the amazing record Resurrection.

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HYPERACTIVE – Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag

Chicago techno godfather Hyperactive, plus Red Rack'em, Manuel Tur (5 Mag Mix), Ten Trax and more in the new issue of 5 Mag, out now.
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