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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.

Label Profile: DJ Mes and Guesthouse

5 Mag's Label Profile series is a new feature, with curiously in-depth overviews of some of our favorite House Music labels. Recognizing that most labels (especially these days) are a labor of love of...

Ron Trent: The 5 Magazine Interview

What happens when you raise a boy with Afrocentrism, polyrhythms, and mathematical precision? What if you throw in some music history, an extensive discography, love for movement, education, wisdom and a vision? The boy grows...

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,...

Mike Dunn Welcomes You to the Business

The reality is that 90% of people who dream of having a career in music, whether it be Producer/Singer/DJ, etc., will never make it to the level they dream of. It takes a lot...
octave one

Octave One: The 5 Magazine Interview

Talk about the great musical families that have come out of the Midwest, and the Burden Brothers (aka Octave One) are finally getting their proper acclaim
vinyl crowdsourcing

The Rise of Vinyl Crowdsourcing

Kickstarters for vinyl are old hat, but a slew of new services promise to take the bite out of vinyl production costs. Silly fad or a start-up dream?

Craig Alexander: The 5 Magazine Interview

5 Magazine 2007 profile of Chicago House Music DJ and producer Craig Alexander.
Detroit's Filthiest

The Musical Renaissance of Detroit’s Filthiest

After Disclosure sampled a rare track of his for "Bang That," Detroit's Filthiest took advantage of the spotlight to release a stunning series of tracks that are leaving people breathless. Tristan Dominguez talks to Detroit's Filthiest aka DJ Nasty about these records & all the others.

Titonton: Music Is The Only Thing That Makes Sense In This World

Lauren Krieger talks to Midwest Techno hero Titonton about the rebirth of Residual Recordings and the future of music beyond us.
Hot Toddy of Crazy P

Hot Mixing with Hot Toddy

UK producer, DJ, guitarist, songwriter and arranger Chris Todd is one half of UK house stalwarts Crazy P. Harold Heath talks to the acclaimed producer, remixer and DJ about the art of mixing.
Mike Huckaby by Marie Staggat

Rick Wade: Mike Huckaby Had a Gift for Teaching People. Including Me.

Rick Wade reflects on the life and career of Mike Huckaby, from working together at Record Time in the early 1990s, releasing records and DJing together.

Straight Outta South Central LA: It’s a WAR

Conflict is loved by few, disliked by most, and needed at times. Musically, conflict can be defined as a fusion of genres, a cacophony of sounds, key or tempo changes, and even actual conflict...
Stripped & Chewed Records

Born Into This: Chicago House with Stripped & Chewed Records

Every city needs a record label like Stripped & Chewed Records. Chicago is just lucky enough to have the original.

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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Resident Advisor Tote Bag-a-Go-Go

Save Yourself

Nobody is coming to save our scene, especially not the ticket brokers who launched the hashtag.
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