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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.

7 Rare and Ultra-Coveted UK Garage Records

Check your crate, check your closet, check your basement - there's gold in these 7 records from both well-known and cult UK Garage artists.

Chuck Roberts Proclaims the 10 Commandments of House

The legendary vocalist Chuck Roberts - the Voice of House Music - came down with 10 commandments in hand...
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Listen to Mystic Bill’s Ferocious Throwback “U Won’t C Me”

Nothing sensitive or subtle about this one. Mystic Bill - the man who DJ'd for your favorite DJ's DJ - teams up with German label Snuff Trax for the forthcoming EP U Won't C...
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Ellen Allien’s UFOlogy

Ellen Allien talks to Bruce Tantum on the story behind "Take A Stand" and her new label UFO, Inc.

Ron Trent: The 5 Magazine Interview

What happens when you raise a boy with Afrocentrism, polyrhythms, and mathematical precision? What if you throw in some music history, an extensive discography, love for movement, education, wisdom and a vision? The boy grows...
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The Record: Preslav on “Watch Your Step”

Preslav on the story behind his new track featuring Natalie Rogers & Kenny Peagler, out now on Love What You Feel.
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Mystic Bill: The Revival

In the early 1990s, Mystic Bill was one of the key figures in the emergence of the Chicago Rave Scene, introducing Chicago's homegrown House Music sound to a new generation. Now in his homebase...
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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...

Kate Simko: Today and Other Days

Used to be that when people asked me about the proverbial "next big producer out of Chicago," the first name that came to mind was Kate Simko. I'm an unabashed fan - I bought Lights...
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Is Mixcloud Planning (Yet Another) Paid Streaming Service?

Speculation is rife that Mixcloud will be launching a paid streaming alternative after signing another major licensing deal, this time with indie label rep Merlin.
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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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Shining Star: The Impossible, Wonderful Life of Linda Clifford

DJ- and producer-centered culture often overlooks the role of the amazing men and women who gave voice to disco. We do not. Lauren Krieger talks to one of the tireless, talented First Ladies of Disco, Lady Linda Clifford.

Terry Grant Joins Spiritchaser for “Dancing In My Head”

Terry Grant is one of the most unique vocalists working in electronic music today - pretty much everything that he sings on (and/or writes) is worth a listen and probably an impulse buy. The...
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One of Us: Terry Hunter and the Making of a Chicago Legend

"I want people to feel like they saw something special when I'm gone." Chicago House Music producer Terry Hunter is one of the most prolific musical figures this city has ever seen. This is...

Abicah Soul: The 5 Magazine Interview

Some know him as Stax, others as Harmony Funk and most as Abicah Soul. With a plethora of releases over the last few years Stax, founder of Abicah Soul Records, is quickly becoming a...
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Fatback: The Last of the Great Dance Bands

Can a band release 35 albums and still be "unsung"? In the case of Fatback, the answer is most certainly "Yes!"

Natasha Watts’ 2nd Time Around

The first time Natasha Watts ever crossed my radar was with "Time to Shine," her beautiful song with Aaron Ross. I've been hooked ever since. Following up on her self-titled debut album in 2014,...

Fred Everything Interview

FRED EVERYTHING might have a funny name, but there's a very good reason for it. He originally earned his moniker because he played "everything" in his live sets at events in his native Canada,...
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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.
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Pezzner and The Last Night In Utopia

It's impossible to trivialize the impact of The Tracks Are Alive, Dave Pezzner's 2010 album on Freerange Records. A key catalyst in pushing Deep House back to the top of the underground music scene,...
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Cinthie’s Got The Groove

"Everything I've made I made myself so no one can take it away from me." Berlin native Cinthie is independent, resilient - and she's also making some of the best house music on the planet.
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