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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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Making Traxsource

Brian Tappert & Marc Pomeroy talk to 5 Magazine about the rebirth of Soulfuric, Jazz-N-Groove and the making of a "side project" called Traxsource.

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...
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Kerri Chandler: It’s You (5MagLove)

Kerri Chandler: It's You This song has always had a special place in my heart. In 2010 I spent an entire Summer editing 41 separate videos of DJ interviews in celebration of 5 Magazine's fifth...
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Area: Where I Am Now

Where I Am Now is the debut LP from Chicago-based producer Area (aka m50) released on Francois K's Wave Music imprint. Featuring 12 tracks of pulsing, adventurous electronic music, of moody lows and exhilarating...

How To Crowdfund an Album Without Going Broke or Looking Like a Tool

Crowdfunding already had something of a shabby reputation - and that was before funding sites began stealing their customers' money.
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Tribe Records Celebrates 100 Records with Optimistic

Zepherin Saint hits upon classic territory with the 100th release of Tribe Records: a cover of 'Optimistic' with Sounds of Blackness alum Ann Nesby. Zepherin Saint's Tribe Records, purveyors of fine Soulful House records, passes...
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Kate Simko and Jeffrey Weeter’s Live AV Experience

Welcome to the future, or one iteration of it. Synesthesia is what they call the association between sight and sound and other sensations, and for most of us it's involuntary. But Chicago's Kate Simko and...
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Discograph: DeepWit Recordings

DeepWit Recordings profiled in the inaugural edition of Discograph, exploring the back catalog of some of the world's House Music record labels.

Before the Last Dance: Southport Weekender’s Alex Lowes

THERE ARE VERY FEW FESTIVALS like Southport Weekender. The very name of it elicits a feeling of warmth, hospitality and of coming home. With today's mind numbing pyrotechnics, billion watt sound systems and DJ...

What’s Gone Wrong with Miami in March?

And how can we fix it?
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DJ Lady D: The 5 Magazine Interview

TIME TO ADMIT THE obvious: Lady D has become a full-fledged industry force in the worldwide House scene. In the twelve years that she's been practicing her craft, she's torn up more dancefloors than...
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Mixcloud: Party Like It’s MySpace in 2006

In our continuing series on SoundCloud Alternatives, we turn to Mixcloud: The DJ's choice (and almost no one else's).

The Record Cutter: Todd Mariana

Every month 5 Magazine's Man+Machine features talks about musical machines and the men & women who love them. This month, we're going in a little different direction. Meet (if you don't already know him) Todd Mariana....

The Prodigy to star in a new documentary

"This one's for Keef!" The Prodigy promise "uncompromising, raw and honest" documentary forthcoming on the history of the iconic UK electronic music group.
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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...

Gene Hunt: The 5 Magazine Interview

I WANT TO INTRODUCE you to a guy - you might already know him. in fact, I'm sure you've met him before. If you've been to more than one House Music event at any...
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Junior Sanchez: Welcome To The Matrix

5 Mag's Harold Heath talks to underground house music hero Junior Sanchez ahead of a 5 Mag show at Smartbar on August 30.

Anane Vega and Louie Vega: The 5 Magazine Interview

In February 2010, Nervous Records will be releasing Ananesworld, the new album from vocalist Anané (website, facebook, myspace, twitter, podomatic) and produced by her husband, Grammy Award winner Louie Vega. Effortlessly shifting from Deep...
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John Simmons: All I Can Say

The long and winding road taken by Chicago house DJ and now producer John Simmons.

Memory Hole: Under the Surface

Before it was an R&B group, Surface was a dance band, with one of the best vocalists no one has ever heard of. What happened to Karen Copeland?

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Andrew Emil: “The Creation Should Be The Reward”

Andrew Emil on his unique musical odyssey and compiling the edits for the gargantuan Chicago Sessions LP for S&S Records.
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