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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.

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.
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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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The Culture with Manuel Tur

"Both at the studio and the club, an EQ is still the most powerful tool we have." The secrets of the sound of Manuel Tur, deep house producer and DJ. His new EP ORGANIC REACH is out now from Freerange.

How To Crowdfund an Album Without Going Broke or Looking Like a Tool

Crowdfunding already had something of a shabby reputation - and that was before funding sites began stealing their customers' money.
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Memphis Techno & The Big Beat: Ten Trax Records

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’s UFOlogy

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.

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Natasha Kitty Katt – A 5 Mag Disco Mix vol 83

Some are born for music, but Natasha Kitty Katt was born for disco. Listen to her new 5 Mag Mix.

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