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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.

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.

Prince: Dance 4 Life

You try to be tactful, you don't want to hurt anybody but in the moments after a tremendous tragedy or world-changing event, you sort of have to put your feelings aside and drive where...

DJN Project: The 5 Magazine Interview

The DJN Project - comprised of Ruben "Swift" Vidal & Ricardo "Rick Galactik" Wilkinson - is a duo based out of NYC & Atlanta - and their body of work is overwhelming. I'm amazed...
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Homero Espinosa: You Should Be Dancing

If you were listening to the new track from Mark Farina, Homero Espinosa and Seven Davis Jr., you would be. 5 Magazine's interview with Homero about their new release on Moulton Music.
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Soul Clap: Our Hearts Were Still in the Deepness

The Soul Clap phenomenon is a groovy, eclectic and ultimately inspiring one. Boston bred chaps Eli Goldstein and Charles Levine have energized a lackluster House scene with a shot of funkdafied adrenaline. Known for...

Where’s The House? The 8 Best House Music Events at SXSW

Austin’s SXSW is an annual bastion of live music, celebrity sightings, technology, free booze, free food and it takes endurance to make it through it all! The music portion of the festival kicks off...
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Chez Damier: A Revolutionary Life

Most interviews with Chez Damier are about the past - about Prescription and Balance Records; about The Music Institute in Detroit; about KMS and the Belleville Three and Chez's role, seemingly everywhere that electronic...
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Trinidadian Deep’s Native Rising EP for Perpetual Rhythms

Few producers working in Deep House can claim a more bold or distinctive sound ID than Trinidadian Deep, who has carved out a role for himself with a foundation of jazz and the music...
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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.

What It Is: Deep Jazz Funk House Jams with Kapote

Harold Heath talks cold techno and warm solar vibes with Kapote, a "music nerd, DJ, keyboard wizard and producer" and founder of the exquisite, buy-on-sight Toy Tonics record label.

Louis and Bebe Barron: Forbidden Planet at the Dawn of Electronic Music

Editor's Note: This was originally published in May 2012. In honor of Women's History Month, 5 Mag has decided to republish a substantially revised version of this piece to highlight the (far too often...
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It’s Time: The Soulful House Sound of Sean McCabe

IT'S ALWAYS BEEN FASCINATING to me to find young artists in dance music that gravitate towards soulful music. Since releasing his first tracks in 2003 at 17 years old, Sean McCabe has quietly and...

Wired Fridays – Chicago’s Friday Lunchtime Series

This past summer has been a fantastic one for Chicago's fans of House music. Between all the festivals (Wavefront, Spring Awakening, House of Sol, Chosen Few, Silver Room Block Party, WestFest), Smirnoff's Lunch Break...
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Meet New York’s Songstress Jasmine Clemente

Jasmine Clemente has been on our radar for a while. This Puerto Rican songstress has been making beautiful noise in the New York nightlife, debuting her first soulful House single, "Free My Spirit" in...

Lost Astronaut: The Last Records of Tranquility Bass

Michael Kandel was many things to many people at different times, but his musical career can best be summed up by the fact that he was the first electronic music artist to cover a...

Who Killed Internet Radio?

Microbroadcasting on the internet always kind of sucked but it was fun and supported small communities. Doing it legally now is becoming just about impossible.

Joey Negro: The 5 Magazine Interview

  There is definitely something surreal about talking music on the phone with someone you consider one of your absolute favorite producers in the world. Dave Lee, aka Joey Negro, Doug Willis, Raven Maize, Sessomatto,...

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.

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.

YENI: Visions of Techno and Cyborgs in Love

Techno flows through YENI, influencing her from an early age in the East German illegal rave scene and driving her life to become a global force as a DJ, producer, and label owner.

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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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