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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.

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Dennis Ferrer: Catch Him If You Can

Resting on your laurels will never be his catch phrase. In fact, Dennis Ferrer is so ahead of the game, it's impossible to keep up with him. Both blessed and cursed with a monster...
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Quincy Jones, the Genius

This installment of FOUNDATIONS is focused on a media genius. Quincy Jones has not only left an indelible mark on music but, also on TV and film, as an author, and with countless humanitarian...

HearThis adds livestreaming. Is this a gamechanger?

Upstart DJ-centered streaming site HearThis.at has added livestreaming support, enabling DJs or podcasters to stream their sounds live and have them recorded automatically.

Brawther: The Underground Is Alive

Years before I knew him, I heard about him - this guy from France who made these incredibly sensual and deep records that each found their way as the "secret weapon" in the bag...
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The Inside Story of As You Like It

The Bay Area residency is now 2020's best new underground label. Lauren Krieger on the history, tragedy & journey of As You Like It Recordings.

A Taste of Honey Dijon

High fashion and House Music used to go together like vodka and vermouth, and for Honey Dijon, they still do. From Chicago, Miss Dijon (facebook, twitter, soundcloud) got her groove on as a DJ...
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Mood II Swing: Back In The Groove

Mood II Swing's Lem Springsteen and John Ciafone left an indelible imprint in House music's global psyche since their debut in the early '90s. With Lem on keyboards and John doing the beats, their...

Where House Found A Home: Chicago and South Africa’s House Music Explosion

My dearest Chicago, you are the architect for the house that Jack built, but did you have any idea that your music was fueling the rage and resistance against apartheid? Did you know that...
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Listening Room: Marcel Vogel on Doin It (Intimate Friends)

There's a story behind every track. Or at least the good ones. Listening Room is our (somewhat neglected of late) music feature devoted to discovering new music and learning the story behind the tracks...

Kill Frenzy & the Dirtybird BBQ Come to Chicago

Belgian born and Berlin based producer Seba, or as most of us know him, Kill Frenzy became a DJ's favorite after he released 2012's ghetto anthem "Booty Clap." His career has been in hyperdrive...
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Black Coffee on the Brink

An interview with South Africa DJ and producer Black Coffee at the head of his US tour back in 2010.

Unquenchable: Cassy, the 5 Mag Interview

Cassy talks to 5 Magazine's Lauren Krieger about her storied career and the inauguration of her Kwench Records concept for this month's cover story.
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Michael Ezebukwu: The 5 Magazine Interview

What do you know about Michael Ezebukwu? One of the legendary, most obscure original Chicago House DJs mounts a comeback.

Freaks, Ravers and/or Geniuses: Hardkiss’ Delusions of Grandeur at 20

It may surprise you to read this, but "House Music history" has never been that interesting to me. I just like stories - narratives as big and epic and sloppy as Creation itself -...

Michael Serafini: The 5 Magazine Interview

FOR THE HOUSE MUSIC faithful there are few places on the planet more sacred than Gramaphone Records. For decades it has been the source from which Chicago's House sound has flowed. Luminaries such as...

Atjazz, Opolopo, Daz-I-Kue Remix Mark de Clive-Lowe’s Church

Mark de Clive-Lowe has announced a new remix album based upon his critically acclaimed 2014 LP, Church. Church Remixed features nine remixes (and five bonus tracks on the Traxsource edition) featuring the talents of...

Mystery Producer Nicholas a Mystery No More

Welcome to the new Digital Divide. If you buy, play or listen to nothing but MP3s and the new release section of Beatport is your conduit to the international dance scene, you may find...

Hifi Sean: Searching for the Perfect Beat

Stand up and testify: Harold Heath profiles the eclectic UK producer Hifi Sean in a classic 5 Mag Interview.

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...

Joshua Iz: The 5 Magazine Interview

Joshua Michaels is better known to most as simply Joshua, Iz or half of the DJ and production duo of Iz & Diz. Iz is a jack of all trades and has dabbled in...

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