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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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Ron Basejam: Disco Denizen

Harold Heath on Ron Basejam, alter ego of James Baron, co-founder of Crazy P and producer of "a certain brand of detailed, pristinely produced disco-tech music."

Robert Hood Is Paying It Forward

Every single line of this is an inspiration. Tristan Dominguez profiles the legendary Detroit icon Robert Hood on faith, creativity and the power of electronic music.
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Remembering Vincent Montana Jr.

The death of a memorable and influential person is always a cause for us to be saddened. Often, we pause to reflect what was. Sometimes, it brings forth a regret. All of these are...
Ludus Pinsky

Ludus Pinsky: Musician, Producer, Maker of Synthesizers

For 5 Magazine's new column focusing on machines and the men and women who love them, we talk to The Analog Session's Ludus Pinsky - "musician, producer, maker of synthesizers". The synth-driven, largely improvisational...

Skip & Silk’s Chicago House Music Documentary

ANY TRUE HOUSE FAN knows that there have been a few DVDs floating around as of late that chronicle the early days of House music in Chicago. Well, get ready for one more. About...
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Soul Clap: Our Hearts Were Still in the Deepness

The Soul Clap phenomenon is a groovy, eclectic and ultimately inspiring one. Boston bred chaps Eli Goldstein and Charles Levine have energized a lackluster House scene with a shot of funkdafied adrenaline. Known for...

In Residence with Housepitality, San Francisco

The poet Allen Ginsberg called them the "classic stations of the earth" - the points on a map where people seemed to gather, quite spontaneously, to celebrate life and create a scene. We're calling...

Timmy Regisford: Up Close and Personal

Few people in our world can be unilaterally identified by one name. Few people are known simply by a moniker... especially when that moniker has such a lofty status: The Maestro. That rare...

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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What We Love: MISC Brings Pittsburgh Center Stage

Oh man is this the truth. More good music from Pittsburgh - hotbed of American electronic music that it is - with a comp put together under the banner of a new imprint, “MISC,”...

Roy Davis, Jr.: What The Future Looks Like

I THINK THAT THE SALES of actual vinyl will start to increase and the digital record stores will become weaker, as the streaming avenues like YouTube, etc. thanks to advertising companies, will become a...
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Kerri Chandler: BarAThym (5MagLove)

Kerri Chandler: BarAThym (Foremost Poets Vocal Edit) I'm a softie for a cowbell. Shit, I'm a softie for percussion! While I'm at it, I love builds in a song... you know that moment when you're...
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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...
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Karizma/Kaytronik: The Master Artist

When he was granted the title of "Master Artist," the Maryland Arts Council was telling us what we already know. In a world that celebrates mediocrity, Karizma is a cut above.

Detroit’s Homegrown Tec-Troit Festival

5 Mag talks to DJ Roach about the Tec-Troit music festival in Detroit

Mark Grant Interview

WHEN YOU LIVE IN a city as musically blessed as Chicago, it's always hard to know how prominent your local heroes are on the national stage. So it wasn't until I started talking with...

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

Kevin Yost: “All I Had Was My Music”

Kev Obrien profiles Kevin Yost, the ultimate outsider & one of the most prolific dance music producers in America.
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Virginia: The 5 Magazine Profile

Czarina Mirani meets Virginia: vocalist, DJ, producer and Panorama Bar resident.
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Joeski: The Reinvention of a House Music Legend

The New York nightlife legend talks to Kev Obrien on reinvention, the industry and his unprecedented comeback. And a bonus 5 Mag Mix.

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DJ and producer Erick Morillo has died

In shocking news, house music DJ and producer Erick Morillo was found dead by police this morning in Miami Beach.

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