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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.

Mark Farina: The Art of the Mix

There's not a DJ in House Music that's had more success with commercial DJ mixes than Mark Farina. Here's how the Mushroom Jazz man does it.
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Kelly Sylvia Interview

It seems that everywhere I look these days I see something that has to do with female DJs or female producers in the electronic music industry. Females in the music industry have always been...

17 Essential Walter Gibbons Mixes

DEL combs though his collection to pick 14 essential tracks remixed by Walter Gibbons. Read more about Walter Gibbons in Mixed With Love: A Story About Walter Gibbons.   Ten Percent (Double Exposure) ('77; #11 Disco-Dance/#56 R&B charts)...
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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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JT Donaldson’s 7 Inch Adventures

The restless adventurer has found a new calling. One-time Chicago resident JT Donaldson played twice in as many months in the city this summer, with something new in his bag. Or sort of new. They're...

Kim Ann Foxman: The Firehouse Rules

The alumni of Hercules and Love Affair are legion, and none has stepped out quite so far and quite so fast as Kim Ann Foxman. After collaborations with Maya Jane Coles and Nick Anthony...
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The Final Cuts: Eric Kupper on Frankie Knuckles

From The Whistle Song to Director's Cut, Eric Kupper probably made more records with Frankie Knuckles than any other man or woman alive. He's produced more than 2000 records in his own right (including work...

Jeff Craven: Getting Larger

Large Music founder Jeff Craven on the state of the American Deep House scene and why WMC 2012 was 'the funeral of American House Music that nobody came to'

Listening Room: Bai-ee and Ed Nine’s Heavy House

It seems like Bryan Bai-ee has released more Chicago House records since he moved to the Bay Area than many Chicago label owners that ain’t gone anywhere. Following up on the uplifting "How Deep"...

Fred Everything: Everything Is Everything

Say Everything: Fred Everything opens up to Harold Heath about the struggle to complete his latest album and its very literal title, Long Way Home.
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Miguel Migs Paints Outside the (Sky) Line

Miguel Migs talks to 5 Magazine about his new album Outside the Skyline.

Jeremy Sylvester: 5 Magazine Interviews the UK Garage Pioneer

While compiling songs for a UKG inspired mix, I had narrowed my choices down to about 25 of my favorites. It wasn't until much later, while creating a playlist, that I realized that over...
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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.

Groove Junkies: The 5 Magazine Interview (2007)

THE HISTORY OF THE music industry, from Perry Como to Perry Farrell, might be littered with burned-out artists hyped as the Next Big Thing, but the House music industry doesn't live by those rules....
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Monty Luke on BLM, climate change & making the catalogue of Black Electronic Music

5 Mag's latest cover story with Monty Luke, founder of Black Catalogue on racial justice, the effect of the music industry on climate change and preventing the erasure of Black artists from electronic music.
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Jorge Caiado: Vitality

Since his first release a decade ago on Chez Damier's Balance, Jorge Caiado has been passionately influencing the electronic music scene of his local Lisbon and beyond.

Mark de Clive-Lowe: What The Future Looks Like

TEN YEARS AGO this industry was totally different - digital was an unknown and divisive newcomer and the old guard still dictated the way most of the industry worked. Now we're in a time...

Can House Music Stop the Violence in Chicago?

CHICAGO HAS FOREVER had a troubled history with violence in its inner city neighborhoods, with a total of over 2000 people shot and wounded this year alone. When Angie Tribett received a call from...

Review: 5 Mag at 51st State Festival 2019

5 Mag went to 51st State Festival in London this year. We'll be going back in 2020 too. Photos and video of Wookie, Kerri Chandler, Soul Clap and more.

Quentin Harris: Stronger

Quentin Harris is back. New York's dynamic producer, with two major albums to date (Sa.cri.fice and No Politics) has been a major force in the House scene, moving deftly moved between the soulful and...

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Namaste Bros: superstar DJs and plague raves in paradise

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