Peter Croce of Rocksteady Disco

Something Real: Peter Croce & the Story of Rocksteady Disco

Rocksteady Disco is releasing some of the best and most important records in the scene today. Lauren Krieger talks to founder Peter Croce on the Detroit vinyl label's origins and aspirations.
Absent DJ

#ListenUp Absent Channels Ancient Chicago Acid Jack on Armani’s Ghost

Absent makes his debut on Mark Broom's Beard Man label with devastating techno artillery on the Animate EP.
Lyric Hood

#ListenUp Lyric Hood Makes Her Solo Debut on NINETEEN

Half of Floorplan with her father Robert Hood, Lyric Hood drops a grooving two track EP on M-Plant.
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#ListenUp Louie Vega & Shlomi Aber Remix Josh Wink Classic SIXTH SENSE

Louie Vega and Shlomi Aber take a shot at a stone-cold classic: Josh Wink's Sixth Sense featuring vocals by Ursual Rucker. Part of the 25th anniversary of Josh Wink's OVUM Recordings.

Raw a f: Raw Culture’s Savage Beat Dealers Return on Pushers 03

Raw Culture is having a moment, making music that gives the more precious lo-fi house producers a sucker punch and steals their bike.
Taelue Reflections album Perpetual Rhythms

Reflections by Taelue Showcases the Real Sound of Chicago

Perpetual Rhythms is righteous in their work and the music can back it up. Taelue's Reflections album is the next big thing.

#ListenUp Ornaments Prepares Another Choice Carlos Nilmmns EP

"Copa" sets the tone for the adventurous IRIS EP, coming this month on wax and next month on digital from the ridiculously on-point Ornaments.

#ListenUp Upfront Techno Action from Jason Patrick on TimeFlex

Jason Patrick offers up four tracks of sonorous, steely and atmospheric techno, out now on DJ Hyperactive's 4 Track Recordings.

Jeff Mills & Mad Mike Banks Rediscover The Rings of Saturn

The two legendary Underground Resistance members, Jeff Mills and Mike Banks reunite for a live performance of the X-102 album on July 6 in Brest, France.
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Night Songs from Santiago Salazar – The Night Owl

The Night Owl is Santiago Salazar's third album in the last four years, and it's the best of the three.
Jeff Mills Directors Cut classicsvideo

Jeff Mills Reissues Four Catalog Classics on the Remastered Director’s Cut Chapter 2

Technical and musical mastery preserved on the latest Jeff Mills Director's Cut reissue - Chapter 2.
DJ Hyperactive

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.
vincent floyd

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.
Ten Trax

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.
Underground House since 1986 - DJ Eddie Fields at DJEddieFields.com  

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