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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.

Meet the Godfather of House Foreclosure

The REAL "business techno" and bizarre PR campaign behind the "Goldman Sachs DJ CEO" David Solomon, who calls himself "DJ D-Sol."
Soulphiction in 5 Mag

Soulphiction: 24/7 Love Affair

Released by Local Talk, 24/7 Love Affair is a 17 track story that takes you across various genres and atmospheres. Lauren Krieger talks to Soulphiction, the man who made it.
Break 3000 from Dirt Crew Recordings

Discograph: The Story of Dirt Crew Recordings

Dirt Crew still builds their brand on new discoveries, which has helped create one of the finest back catalogs of any deep house label in the world.
Crystal Waters and Hifi Sean, photo by Gavin Mills

Crystal Waters & Hifi Sean’s HEAVY is a Track for Our Times

HiFi Sean and Crystal Waters talk to Harold Heath about their new politically charged single "Heavy" and the role of an artist in a time of discontent.
Chicago House DJ John Simmons

John Simmons: All I Can Say

The long and winding road taken by Chicago house DJ and now producer John Simmons.
Soela photos by Victor Kiktenko

Soela: Resonance

5 Mag is in love with the sound of Elina Shorokhova, aka Soela. The Berlin-based DJ and producer talks to Lauren Krieger and plays some dope wax for our latest 5 Mag Mix.
thatmanmonkz aka Scott Moncrieff

thatmanmonkz: Straight Out of Sheffield

Harold Heath talks to Scott Moncrieff, aka thatmanmonkz, on the making of his new album Non Zero Sum Game.
Cinthie photo by Marie Staggat

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.
John Moralesvideo

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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Junior Sanchez headshot

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.
Timmy Regisford feature

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.

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DJ Fen – loaded! vol 2

5 Mag's new #Garagehouse DJ mix series continues with the legendary DJ Fen, of the seminal Ramsey & Fen DJ and production duo, Bug Records and of late Upcycle and Mi-Soul Radio.

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