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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.

Why I’m Not Going to WMC: The Love Is Gone

I checked Hotels.com, Cheapohotels.com, CheapestHotelsInThePlanet.com - you name it. The best I could get for a TWO star hotel room and up ranged from between $331 to $850 a night. And every review of...
Gene Farris

Gene Farris: The 5 Magazine Interview

ONE OF THE MOST accomplished DJs and producers of House Music's "second wave" of the 1990s, Gene Farris picked up himself and his Farris Wheel Recordings imprint last October and returned to Chicago, the...

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,...

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...
Todd Terry

Todd Terry: The 5 Magazine Interview

Todd Terry is an icon in House Music. He also has quite a history that many don't know about. He did production on the Jungle Brothers' "I'll House You" - a tune that people...
Tortured Soul

Tortured Soul: Ethan White, JKriv and John-Christian Urich

THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT the experience of hearing a live House band. The warmth, the impromptu acts of virtuosity and the electricity of the crowd can move your soul more than any prerecorded track ever...
Walker and Royce

Interview: Walker and Royce’s Chicago Debut at Primary

There's a burgeoning movement coming out of Brooklyn made up of uber talented Deep House and Disco cats and they're making serious waves. Sam Walker and Gavin Royce, aka Walker & Royce and part...

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...

The Day Frankie Knuckles Died

IT WAS BLACK THIS MORNING - cold, windy, overcast and a thick fog rolled off the lake. You have to give credit where it's due: it's the perfect ambiance for the other Frankie Knuckles...

Recapping The Brighton Music Conference 2015

Now in its second year, the Brighton Music Conference is a gathering on the South coast of England (less than an hour outside London) with a dual focus on education and business for the...

Beyond Real: DJ Spinna, circa 2015

Will Sumsuch talks to DJ Spinna about Jigmastas, Hip Hop, House, Stevie and "the strategic removal of consciousness and spirituality from the music by the industry." A true DJ's DJ, and one of the few...

JoJo Baby: The 5 Magazine Interview

No matter whether you are new to the Chicago House scene or a veteran, you have felt the unmistakable energy that happens when a party has just the right combination of music and people....

Prince: Stealing Purple Rain

I WAS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, which is a pretty young age for a thief or for a Prince fan. I don't know what prompted this act of petty criminality, but this was still a...

Reel People: The 5 Magazine Interview

No matter where your tastes in dance music lead you, you have to give it up for a work of painstaking musicianship, exquisite songwriting and genuine soul. Golden Lady is that type of album,...

KON! The 5 Magazine Interview

The King of Nothing: Will Sumsuch profiles Kon for a 5 Magazine cover story.
Earl Smith Jr

The Phuture Belongs to Him: Remembering Earl Smith, Jr

There was music before Phuture, and music after, and every single day, the legacy of Earl Smith, Jr will grow larger.

Getting to Know Scott Diaz

Getting to know UK producer Scott Diaz, who has come out of nowhere to release four smokin' hot EPs in the last four months
junior vasquez

Junior Vasquez: The 5 Magazine Interview

5 Magazine's Czarina Mirani interviews a New York dance music legend.
jean michel jarre

Jean-Michel Jarre: The 5 Magazine Profile

5 Magazine's Czarina Mirani interviews electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre.

Louie Vega: Music Is A Family

Fresh from his seventh Grammy nomination, Louie Vega talks to 5 Mag's Krystal Rodriguez in a must read interview on Loleatta, Sylvester, Elements of Life, his NYC Disco album and uniting three generations of dance music.

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