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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.

Zimmer DJ

Zimmer: “The beauty of electronic music is that you can do anything”

5 Mag's Lauren Krieger talks to Zimmer about his immersive live set ahead of his show December 11 at Sleeping Village in Chicago.

Everyone Is A DJ. And It’s Only Going To Get Worse.

Blame it on Afrojack, dance music's answer to Nickelback. He made it all so easy, and so lucrative for how easy it is - to mask a fundamental lack of skill, knowledge and creativity...

Prince: To Have Loved and Lost…

I'm sure that you've now had your fill of rare concert footage, interviews, tributes and articles telling you which Prince tracks you should listen to right now... "Did you know that Prince wrote Manic Mo..." Yes,...
broken

Broke(n): How Music Got Cheap

Where did all the money go? This is how music got cheap and making it got expensive.
Kenny Dope

Kenny Dope and the Return of Dopewax

He's best known for partnering with Louie Vega in Masters at Work, but that's just one entry in a long list of Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez's career highlights. He's also collaborated with Vega in MAW's...
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Sylvester Is Too Big For a 15 Minute Short Video But That’s What We’ve...

Watch Love Me Like You Should: The Brave and Bold Sylvester streaming now.
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Why Soul Clap Launched House of EFUNK as a Record Label

It began as an afterparty event during Movement Detroit in 2014 but House of EFUNK was destined to spread its freaky, funky word to the rest of the world.

Josh Milan: The 5 Magazine Interview

Josh Milan and his cohorts from Blaze have been the musical masterminds behind many monumental moments on the dance floor. Now striking out on his own in the guise of a classic-style record executive,...

WildPitch Atlanta: DJs are taking back the nightclub

5 Magazine talks to Andrea Sutherland, part of a team with DJ Pierre and Afro Acid that brought WildPitch Music Hall to Atlanta.
Urban Kickz Records

Discograph: Roman Zawodny & the Sound of UKR

Digging deep into the catalog of UKR, one of the most dynamic, relentless and consistently brilliant techno labels in North America.
wayne williams

Wayne Williams: The 5 Magazine Interview

Meet Wayne Williams: the man who brought House Music - or the embryo of what would become House Music - from the gay clubs to a straight audience in the mid- to late-1970s.
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Trinidadian Deep’s Native Rising EP for Perpetual Rhythms

Few producers working in Deep House can claim a more bold or distinctive sound ID than Trinidadian Deep, who has carved out a role for himself with a foundation of jazz and the music...
kai alce

Kai Alce: The 5 Magazine Profile

Kai Alce is a man of many talents. The world is finally taking notice.

Dave Pezzner: The 5 Magazine Interview

Tagged as a newcomer the electronic dance community, Seattle's Dave Pezzner proves to be everything but "green" to the dance scene.
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It’s Time: The Soulful House Sound of Sean McCabe

IT'S ALWAYS BEEN FASCINATING to me to find young artists in dance music that gravitate towards soulful music. Since releasing his first tracks in 2003 at 17 years old, Sean McCabe has quietly and...

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.

Lars Behrenroth: The Director’s Cut

NOTE: This is the extended version of Rees Urban's interview with Lars Behrenroth, published in the February 2009 issue of 5 Magazine. A native of a small fishing town outside Hamburg, Germany, Lars Behrenroth...
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DJs That Inspire: Edward Fields

Stories of DJs come and go, but sometimes there are those that go beyond the ordinary and need to be shared. I've known Edward Fields for a few years now. he's always been incredibly kind,...

5 Things Nobody Told Me About Making Music

"Get your mixes heard! Learn to produce your own tracks!! Boost your social media presence!! Start your own label!!!" Motivational blog posts (often from otherwise respectable sources) giving out tips on how to build your...

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...

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Chicago nightlife legend Dave Medusa has died

Dave Medusa, of the most influential promoters in the history of electronic music and Chicago music in general has passed away of natural causes.

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