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The Fiasco Party Lands in Chicago

A few months ago my FB friend and fellow ChicagoHouseFM.com DJ Ed Marco from Glasgow hit me up about throwing a party in Chicago. He told me about his FIASCO parties, globe trotting fiestas that have touched down on London, New York, Miami, Ibiza and in two days... Chicago
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Carlos Mena, Ocha and the Invasion of South African House Music

'Big in South Africa' is the new 'Big in Japan'. The sound of South Africa has rejuvenated Soulful House Music

Craig Alexander: The 5 Magazine Interview

5 Magazine 2007 profile of Chicago House Music DJ and producer Craig Alexander.

Coming Soon: Bob Moog Documentary Electronic Voyager

Here's a nice success story to start your day. Electronic Voyager, a documentary dedicated to the life of synthesizer and electronic music pioneer Bob Moog, has exited its kickstarter campaign fully funded with hours...
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In the Studio with Anthony “Shake” Shakir

For 5 Magazine's monthly feature on musical machines and the men & women who love them, we talk with Detroit electronic music pioneer and Frictional Recordings owner Anthony "Shake" Shakir. Mr. Shakir's work as...

Label Profile: Luke McKeehan and Nordic Trax

5 Mag's Label Profile series is a new feature we're starting up this month, with curiously in-depth overviews of some of our favorite House Music labels. Recognizing that most labels (especially these days) are...
Gene Farris

5 Questions with… Gene Farris

  01: We last caught up with you in April 2008. You've been back in Chicago for more than a year now; what have you been up to on the local tip? I do a residency...

David Morales Remembers Frankie Knuckles

Top and Cover Photo: Gavin Mills IT WAS EXACTLY ONE YEAR AGO that hundreds of people were packed inside SmartBar in anticipation of Frankie Knuckles' big birthday celebration. On the bill alongside the birthday boy...
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Hunee: The 5 Magazine Interview

In contrast to the sterile one hour sets that are a by-product of the computer age, Berlin-based DJ and producer Hunee is known for his adventurous, extended sets, dropping disco with techno, acid with...
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N’Dinga Gaba: The 5 Magazine Interview

In a climate where "hot" new music trends seem to be introduced to the world every few months like a high-street store's new fashion line, artists who are steadfastly doing their own thing stand...

Gemini Inc: The Second Act of Spencer Kincy

The hottest producer in the underground hasn't made a record in more than ten years. There's an old line that comes up in Hollywood that the most in-demand screenwriter of the moment is William...
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Rick Wilhite: ‘There’s Too Much In Detroit For Me’

DETROIT - born and raised and residing in - that's the first and the second and the last thing you need to know about Rick Wilhite. The music says the rest, decades of accumulated...
John Digweed

John Digweed and the Search for Something a Little More Intelligent

Not many DJs can say they've endured the test of time, keeping a constant flow of international gigs and maintaining their relevance in electronic music to decades of club and partygoers. Not only has...
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Brame and Hamo on The Parish Rumors

STRAIGHT OUTTA SLIGO, Ireland, Brame & Hamo have dropped two EPs in 2015 and both of them have been stellar. #001 for Splendor & Squalor (sometimes called Clockwerk for its A side track) was...

Marshall Jefferson: The Return of the House Music Anthem

Fifty years from now, when archeologists are tracing ancient folklore to uncover this thing called House Music, they'll come across one song, one track that stands alone among all of the early Chicago classics....

Imagine No Music: The Message with Terry Hunter

Terry Hunter is once again infusing us with positivity and hope through his new EP, featuring an all-star cast of powerhouse vocalists, including Jon Pierce, Byron Stingily, Jamie Principle, Ann Nesby and Chantay Savage,...

Mixcloud Launches Paid Streaming Service to Pay DJs

Mixcloud Select launches among 47 selected channels today and everyone can register for future roll outs.
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How I Play: Jenifa Mayanja on the Culture of DJing

DJs today are confronted with an astonishing number of choices, from vinyl to digital media, controllers, mixers, and the unending stream of more music being released for consumption than at any time in history. It's...

KIRV: The Legend of Kevin Irving

ALL I KNEW FOR SURE was that he was a hell of a singer - one of the best, certainly in House Music, likely of his era, probably in the world. Kevin Irving could boast...

Soviet Disco: The Tripped Out World of ’80s Communist Exercise Records

In 2010, a label called Secret Stash dropped a record called Soviet Funk Volume 1. It was a previously unheard collection of funk tracks "recorded by Pavel Sysoyev in Abakan" - the capital city...

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