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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.

James Curd

In the Studio with James Curd

In an expanded edition of Man & Machine, we talk to James Curd of Greenskeepers fame. Formerly of Chicago, James takes us into his new studio in Australia, walks us through a collaboration with...

Christina Chatfield Interview

  Getting to know San Francisco-based producer and Beretta Grey recording artist Christina Chatfield - on live PAs and performing, the Bay Area techno scene and the art of (not) DJing.   You're in San Francisco now,...
Duke Shin

Duke Shin and 5 Years of Bringing The Goods

Exclusive mix and interview with Duke Shin, purveyor of fine beats and impresario behind The Goods Thursday nights, celebrating their 5th anniversary.

The Man Who Made His Computer Sing: Max Mathews & the Invention of Digital...

The mp3, ProTools, Ableton and digital music itself can be traced to a crazy engineer who taught his computer to sing and helped Stanley Kubrick scare the crap out of the world.
photo by Prisca Lobjoy

Farmarama! A Conversation with Sally Rogers of A Man Called Adam

Sally Rogers is best known as one half of Balearic funsters A Man Called Adam which has just released their latest and many say their best album yet, Farmarama. Harold Heath has the story.

Here Comes the Pool Boy

Cyril Hahn wanted his new alias to be completely anonymous. Then he made an album he couldn't keep secret. Krystal Rodriguez interviews Cyril Hahn about his new album "Pool Boy" under an alias of the same name.
Todd Edwards

5 Mag Interviews Todd Edwards – On Disclosure, Daft Punk and His New Album

Two years ago I watched Todd Edwards (twitter | soundcloud) charm the pants off his Chicago audience. Armed with the biggest smile and glow cross necklaces to give away, he danced through his entire...
phil weeks

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...

A Conversation with Eats Everything, Mostly About Food

How much can a DJ who goes by "Eats Everything" talk about food? We tested those limits but managed to get a few words in about other matters with the UK-based DJ and recording...
carlos mena

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
Ron Basejam, photo by Ric Kelly

Ron Basejam: Disco Denizen

Harold Heath on Ron Basejam, alter ego of James Baron, co-founder of Crazy P and producer of "a certain brand of detailed, pristinely produced disco-tech music."
inaya day

Love, Inaya Day

She's still pushin': Eleven years after her profile in the first issue of 5 Magazine, Inaya Day returns to talk to Doug Brandt for the 5 Magazine Interview.

The Culture with DJ Rocca

Celebrating the beauty of the imperfect mix: veteran Italian producer DJ Rocca on the culture and craft of DJing for 5 Mag's The Culture series.

The Brand New Heavies: The 5 Magazine Interview

5 Magazine's Czarina Mirani sits down for an interview with The Brand New Heavies founder Jan Kincaid
Garrett David

Getting to Know Garrett David

In which we get to know Garrett David, resident DJ at Queen! every Sunday at SmartBar. The twenty-two year old wunderkind has just released what may be the best slab of wax cut by...

Demuir Does Chicago: The 5 Magazine Interview

5 Magazine's profile of Toronto-based DJ and producer Demuir.

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.

Inner Balance: Jorge Caiado Launches New Balance Sublabel

One of the most iconic labels in House Music is growing... Balance - the venerable Deep House label run out of Chicago by Chez Damier - has begat "Inner Balance," a new sublabel in the...
Records

Where To Buy House Music in Chicago

It's a cliche, but buying music these days is something more commonly done behind a computer, in isolation, than in person and in your neighborhood. Especially with DJ-centered genres like House Music, Techno and...
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A Brief History of the Minimoog, Part Two

Mini-documentary captures the iconic modular synth whose distinctive sound was heard on Kraftwerk's Autobahn, Thriller and Dr. Dre's The Chronic.

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Natasha Kitty Katt – A 5 Mag Disco Mix vol 83

Some are born for music, but Natasha Kitty Katt was born for disco. Listen to her new 5 Mag Mix.

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