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DJ 3000 and the Story of Motech Records

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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.

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

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Ellen Allien talks to Bruce Tantum on the story behind "Take A Stand" and her new label UFO, Inc.

Dan Curtin: A Matter of Sound

Tristan Dominguez profiles Techno innovator Dan Curtin for a 5 Mag cover story.
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Digging deep into the catalog of UKR, one of the most dynamic, relentless and consistently brilliant techno labels in North America.

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

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Eddie Fowlkes – A 5 Mag Mix 64

The latest 5 Mag Mix is a set from legendary Detroit founding father Eddie Fowlkes.

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Rondell Adams celebrates another devastating EP with a frenetic mix of underground tracks and techno in our latest 5 Mag Mix.

Christopher Coe Is Making Music Out of Mountains

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Lester Fitzpatrick: A Chicago Story

Tristan Dominguez talks to the ultra-prolific Chicago producer Lester Fitzpatrick.
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Santiago Salazar: Views from the Varrio

On his second studio album, LA techno veteran Santiago Salazar revisits the rough past that fuels his drive for a better future.

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Techno flows through YENI, influencing her from an early age in the East German illegal rave scene and driving her life to become a global force as a DJ, producer, and label owner.
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Andre Crom: Off the Safe Path & Into the World

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