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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.

WOLF Music Recordings

In The Wolf’s Lair: Inside WOLF Music with Harold Heath

Harold Heath talks to Matt Neale & Stu Clark of WOLF Music and finds out what it takes to run an underground record label without compromise.
John Digweed on Quattro

John Digweed: “The shared passion for the music never dies”

More than 9 months in the making, a 4xCD project called QUATTRO opens a new decade for John Digweed. Lauren Krieger speaks with the legendary electronic music DJ and producer.
Mike Huckaby by Marie Staggat

Rick Wade: Mike Huckaby Had a Gift for Teaching People. Including Me.

Rick Wade reflects on the life and career of Mike Huckaby, from working together at Record Time in the early 1990s, releasing records and DJing together.
Richard Anthony Hewson

SELECT: Six Records with the RAH Band

Phil Spector, Paul McCartney, Herb Alpert: Richard Anthony Hewson tells us the stories behind six records from his storied career.
Mike Huckaby by Marie Staggat

Mike Huckaby: A Production Primer

Thomas Cox on the "tight but focused" discography and musical evolution of a dance music icon, Mike Huckaby.
Kate Simko

Future/Classical: The Journey of Kate Simko

Chicago-raised, now London-based electronic music artist Kate Simko has done it all, but not all at once. 5 Mag hears her story.

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.

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Tensnake photo by Katja Ruge

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