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Will Morrow on the founding of his new label, Ten Trax, created to spread the dirty, raw sound of techno from the American South.
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The Culture with MELODYMANN

DJs on DJing - and an exclusive 5 Mag Mix from Belgian DJ, producer and Melodymathics label owner Melodymann.

Black Ice: The Science of the Yamaha DX7

The sophisticated science behind the Yamaha DX7 - the most popular synthesizer ever made.

Shawn Rudiman: Out of Time

Pittsburgh's Shawn Rudiman makes hardware-heavy techno that's both serious-minded and seriously good, Bruce Tantum profiles Shawn for this issue's 5 Mag cover story.
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The Culture with DJ Moppy

5 Mag interviews with DJs on the culture and craft of DJing. This episode we talk to Detroit/Chicago DJ Moppy, along with an exclusive new 5 Mag Mix.

404: The Internet Has A Memory Problem

Where's my f'ing mixtape? MySpace just "lost" 12 years of music, but whole sectors of electronic music history are vanishing from the internet.

Nachtbraker: Nocturnal Adventures

He comes to life when the sun goes down, heading to the studio after dark to create more of his original funk-filled productions. Harold Heath meets Dutch producer Nachtbraker.
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Ellen Allien talks to Bruce Tantum on the story behind "Take A Stand" and her new label UFO, Inc.
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Why Soul Clap Launched House of EFUNK as a Record Label

It began as an afterparty event during Movement Detroit in 2014 but House of EFUNK was destined to spread its freaky, funky word to the rest of the world.
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Anna Tur: Live from Ibiza

Lauren Krieger takes us to the Balearic Islands and finds Anna Tur practicing her craft, as a DJ, producer, owner of Illusion Music and managing director of Ibiza Global Radio TV.

The High Life with Detroit Swindle

Harold Heath meets up with Lars and Maarten to get to the heart of the Detroit Swindle sound.

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

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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."
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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.

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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.

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