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All Praise To HYPERACTIVE, Chicago’s Techno Godfather Has Returned

Memorialized as one of Daft Punk's "Teachers," one of the legends of Chicago's Techno underground is back. 5 Mag's cover story with DJ Hyperactive.
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DJ Deeon Meets Wehbba for WE HAVE BASS

DJ Deeon gets a huge spotlight turn on WE HAVE BASS from Drumcode, with blown out vocals and drums that go off like a string of firecrackers.
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Don’t Call It a Comeback Anymore: Vincent Floyd Has a Time Machine

Vincent Floyd may have released more records in the last couple of years than he had in the entire first phase of his career.

#ListenUp Anja Schneider Drops GIVE IT ALL TO YOU on Sous

Anja Schneider's Sous Music has become a driving force in the industry. Give It All To You is her latest, and the label's latest, and it's the best so far.

Jupiter4 Releases Electro Acid Tele Funk from Vin Sol

Spacey 808s and Terminator laser war footage appropriated for the dancefloor: Vin Sol's 808 Tele Funk EP breaks cosmic new ground for 5 Mag fave Jupiter4 Records.

Friends Complete Tribute Album to the Late Chicago DJ Amar

TECHNO WAR is a compilation Chicago's Legendary DJ Amar was finishing prior to his death in March 2019.

#ListenUp Journey to the Center of the Soul with Gullen on Sumatra

Mobilee has another huge record on their hands with Sumatra, the title track of a new EP from Gullen.

Matt Dubspun Brings Back Vibenotic with Ground Zero EP

Vibenotic Recordings, a Chicago imprint of yore, serves as an outlet for Matt Dubspun's eclectic electronic sounds.
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Memphis Techno & The Big Beat: Ten Trax Records

Will Morrow on the founding of his new label, Ten Trax, created to spread the dirty, raw sound of techno from the American South.

Remembering the Chicago/Amsterdam Alliance on Djax-Re-Up Vol 1

Djax was among the leading European labels to identify and nourish the second generation of Chicago electronic music producers in the early 1990s and that shouldn't be forgotten.
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REVIEW: Jerome Baker Is Boss Techno

El Hefe from UKR finds Chicago's own Jerome Baker beating it hard with aggressive, mind-melting techno.

Shawn Rudiman: Out of Time

Pittsburgh's Shawn Rudiman makes hardware-heavy techno that's both serious-minded and seriously good, Bruce Tantum profiles Shawn for this issue's 5 Mag cover story.
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Jaime Read’s The End Of is a Techno Tour de Force

Jaime Read hammers a drum machine like it's an extension of his arm. His cult techno tour de force, The End Of, gets a handsome and badly needed reissue by For Those That Knoe.

#ListenUp – Erika Glück Makes Wired, Raw Techno on Cosset

Out now on Fixed Rhythms, the Deferment EP is drenched in the rhythms of analog beat machines and the sweat of people getting high off them.
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Detroit Techno Doc Screening Rough Cut at Freep Film Festival

God Said Give 'Em Drum Machines takes an unflinching look at the people behind the creation of Detroit Techno. The doc is creeping toward completion.
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Ellen Allien’s UFOlogy

Ellen Allien talks to Bruce Tantum on the story behind "Take A Stand" and her new label UFO, Inc.
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DETECTION: Wired, Wild Techno from Private Persons & Maelstrom

Russian label Private Persons releases techno that sounds like an eruption in your head.

Monty Luke: Hard Work Not Hype

Monty Luke delivers a minor masterpiece on the album HARD WORK NOT HYPE released by Dogmatik.
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#ListenUp The Southern Tap Into Some Serious Brainwave-Altering Shit on Rave on Mars

"Rave On Mars" is the best track on the new techno EP from The Southern, dropped from Prospect Records.

David Moran Releases New LP Pagans In Paradise

David Moran skips from Techno to Ambient to Drum'N'Bass and even Trance on Pagans In Paradise.

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Timmy Regisford: Love for the Underground

Legendary NYC DJ and producer Timmy Regisford walks us through five tracks from his new 7pm album, and mixes a brand new 5 Mag Mix.

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