People You Should Know: Darren Holland

In the House scene it's known that one has to wear many hats, but in Darren Holland's case this man may as well have written the book on it. When I first met him a...

Ron Hardy Photographs: Back To The Music Box

Ron Hardy photos and pictures of the Music Box, the legendary nightclub in Chicago from the personal collection of Robert Williams.
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The Ultimate UK Garage Documentary Makes Its Chicago Debut

Rewind 4Ever: A History of UK Garage at East Room on Sunday June 17 2018 with a director Q&A and afterparty sets by Mazi, RUBB Sound System, the Almaria Brothers & Czboogie.
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Josh Milan: The 5 Magazine Interview

When you talk about Blaze, you're talking about House Music royalty. The legendary duo released almost twenty full length albums, countless hit songs and remixes for Diana Ross, Aretha, Jamiroquai, and more... But that's all...
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Treasure Fingers: The 5 Magazine Interview

It would be fair to say Treasure Fingers has been at the forefront of the Nu Disco scene since its infancy. What you may not know is that he's also one-third of Evol Intent...

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
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Deep and Disco (and a little bit of pop): JKriv of Deep and Disco

We go around but one time on this globe, and Jason Kriveloff, alias JKriv, appears to be one of those carpe diem types. As the bassist for Tortured Soul, JKriv brought dance music into...

The Martinez Brothers: The 5 Magazine Interview

Bursting onto the scene almost four years ago at the tender ages of 13 and 16, the Bronx-born Martinez Brothers have infused new blood and hope in what many see as a plateauing scene....

This Year’s Record Store Day Atrocities

Just a handful of the ludicrous "Record Store Day exclusives" on sale this year, most if not all courtesy of the big three major record labels. In other words: Bono & A-ha picture discs are...

The Wax Trax Documentary is Going On a Multicity Tour

Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records is coming to a House of Vans near you. Oh, and a soundtrack for Record Store Day too.
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Jamie 3:26: The 5 Magazine Interview

Maybe the hardest working DJ in the scene, Jamie 3:26 is one of Chicago's true House Music soldiers. And thanks to the success of his original recordings, edits, remixes and a spinning style known...

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.
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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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DJ Cameron Interview

One set and he blew us away, and now you can check him out too. Chicago native Cameron Da DJ will add another residency (in his third city) to his belt starting January 12,...
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Jellybean Benitez on the Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Disco

August 2012 marks one year since the notorious Studio 54 re-opened its doors, this time as 24/7 Disco station on Sirius-XM satellite radio. To mark the occasion, we spoke with Studio 54 Executive Producer...
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Deejay Deeon: The 5 Magazine Interview

Deeon is a pioneer in Chicago music, period. Often revered as the Ghetto House originator, he is an influence to electronic music producers of all genres. He's licensed songs to compilations from DJs that...
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Robert Hood: The Faith and the Fury

We almost lost Detroit. It's the title of a song, one of Gil Scott-Heron's best, but that phrase often comes to mind when I read another accidental obituary for the Motor City. Detroit's decline is...

500 Edits: Danny Krivit & the Birth of Re-Edit Culture

How it all began with one bad edit and an engineer wasting everyone's time: Harold Heath meets Danny Krivit for our disco issue cover story.
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Finally: Apple Music Welcomes DJ Mixes

How do you get your DJ mix on Apple Music? They'll surely let us know... any day now.
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Adulture on Stripped and Chewed

Starting a new label is nothing new in 2011. Starting a vinyl label is certainly more ambitious. Starting a vinyl label and raising more than $4000 for the debut release before it drops, however,...

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