Boogie Nite

Boogie Nite: Do Your Thang

If you ever wondered how a city like Chicago stays relevant in the dance music scene for 35 years, it's thanks to people like Boogie Nite - a DJ who makes records with the ear of a musician and the honesty of a craftsman.

Love Stories from Southport Weekender

"If it wasn’t for house music we would have never met and if it wasn’t for Southport we may not still be together 26 years later." Romance, marriage proposals and ecstasy at Southport Weekender.

Titonton: Music Is The Only Thing That Makes Sense In This World

Lauren Krieger talks to Midwest Techno hero Titonton about the rebirth of Residual Recordings and the future of music beyond us.
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Supernova: The 5 Magazine Interview

They were at the center of a sampling scandal that made them the target of much vitriol in the music industry. Their use of Kevin Saunderson's "The Sound" may have initially brought in negative...

Mixed With Love: A Story About Walter Gibbons

My musical foundations were deeply rooted in Wayne & Barry Geftman's The Second Story nightclub in Philly. A couple of months after it opened, as my brother Jimmy worked the lights, I was in...

Sean Haley was a Chicago House Star. This Is Why So Many People Loved...

If there was anyone preternaturally destined to become a Chicago House DJ, it was Sean Haley. 5 Mag's Terry Matthew pays tribute to the musical legacy of the late Chicago artist.
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Chip E: Back In The Day & Today (Part 1)

House Music pioneer, the legendary Chip E., takes us on a journey through the history of Classic Chicago House Music.

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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Phil Weeks: So… Who Is Rob Soul?

No label has a better grasp on surviving and thriving in the digital age than Robsoul. Many contradictions, so many questions, starting with...
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Andre Hatchett Interview

ANDRE HATCHETT IS my new party buddy. The first time I met him, he spun at my dance show at the HotHouse and blew everyone away. Fast forward three years later, I make it...
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Almighty Cajual and Relief Drop Two New EPs Today

The Houses That Curtis Jones Built have a couple of hot records out today, featuring Josh Butler on Cajual and Alberto Ruiz on Relief. Portable is the name of Josh Butler's second EP for Cajual....

Brawther: Transient States

5 Magazine's Terry Matthew sits down for a cover story with French Deep House producer and DJ Brawther, following the release of his amazing debut album Transient States.
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Up All Night with Tony Humphries

After 35 years DJing, Tony Humphries has done it all. Twice. From holding down the legendary Zanzibar, from which much of the scene to come would find their inspiration, to KISS FM and some...
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Roy Davis Jr. – 5 Magazine’s January 2014 Cover Profile

At a time when dance music is now outselling Hip-Hop, we can shamelessly go with the glass half full analogy and say that the EDM scene is revitalizing the underground. New fans are primed,...

What It Takes: The Chosen Few Picnic Turns 25

It was 25 years ago this July that someone got the idea of adding turntables to a family reunion and the Chosen Few Picnic was born. From those humble beginnings in a field behind the...
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Listening Room: Dakini9 on Trail Markers

There's a story behind every track, or at least the good ones. Welcome to our new music discovery feature, Listening Room, in which we share a stream of a new track and ask its creator...

Dan Only: Track Teardown

Dan Only blew us away with his new EP The Wurly Chronicles. The producer takes us into his studio for the making of the track "Be Major... Believe," out now from Dirt Crew.
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Virginia: The 5 Magazine Profile

Czarina Mirani meets Virginia: vocalist, DJ, producer and Panorama Bar resident.

Why I’m Not Going to WMC: The Love Is Gone

I checked Hotels.com, Cheapohotels.com, CheapestHotelsInThePlanet.com - you name it. The best I could get for a TWO star hotel room and up ranged from between $331 to $850 a night. And every review of...
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im/Print: Closer To Truth and David Nicol

5 Magazine's new label profile series talks to David Nicol of Closer To Truth - with a free EP of tracks from Alex Agore, James Johnston, Intr0Beatz, Snazzy Trax, Nicolas Meyer and Thomas Elder.

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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.

Dan Curtin: A Matter of Sound

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