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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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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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 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.
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Junior Sanchez: Welcome To The Matrix

5 Mag's Harold Heath talks to underground house music hero Junior Sanchez ahead of a 5 Mag show at Smartbar on August 30.
Peter Croce of Rocksteady Disco

Something Real: Peter Croce & the Story of Rocksteady Disco

Rocksteady Disco is releasing some of the best and most important records in the scene today. Lauren Krieger talks to founder Peter Croce on the Detroit vinyl label's origins and aspirations.
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Timmy Regisford: Love for the Underground

Legendary NYC DJ and producer Timmy Regisford walks us through five tracks from his new 7pm album, and mixes a brand new 5 Mag Mix.

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.

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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New Episode! Cz’s Boogie Podcast Episode 24

New podcast! 5 Mag's editor in chief Czboogie plays 10 favorite tracks from lockdown.
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