Jeff Derringer on Seven Years of OKTAVE

Chicago DJ Jeff Derringer celebrates seven years of his Oktave residency and playing Techno in a House Music town.
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Christian Lisco’s Acid Cuts are Face-Melting Bliss

Vinyl only lo-fi nitro to blow up your system from Italian acid mongers Christian Lisco and Raw Culture.

Faceless Junkies Deluxe: Acid on Acid is Heaven on Earth Vol 6

Insane bandcamp acid and techno from Faceless Junkies Deluxe. Play it loud.

Chris Minus: Drained Delays EP

This is just one great Chris Minus EP released in April, but without question the easiest to get excited about. The man from Denmark understands how to create one serious groove. Chez Damier talked about...

Rhauder and Paul St. Hilaire: Reconnection

Rhauder teams up again with Paul St. Hilaire for another platter of dubby techno on Ornaments.

Dan Curtin: A Matter of Sound

Tristan Dominguez profiles Techno innovator Dan Curtin for a 5 Mag cover story.

Slap Jaxx Podcast Vol 8 – Chachi Guerrero

317techno's Chachi Guerrero mixes Volume #8 of the SLAPCAST, the monthly Slap Jaxx Podcast techno mix series curated by Chicago's Angel Alanis exclusively for 5 Magazine.   Subscribe on iTunes On Mixcloud ...

Ben Long’s The Other Side Remixes

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Daryl Cura, Frique, Isoke, Chicago Skyway, DCook: Thoughts from Chicago Vol 4

People ask what's happening in Chicago these days. Pick up this record from Eargasmic and you'll have a good idea of what should be.
Pittsburgh Track Authority

Pittsburgh Track Authority: The 5 Magazine Interview

Meet Preslav Lefterov, Thomas Cox and Adam Ratana, collectively Pittsburgh Track Authority. And remember their names, because these three guys from Pittsburgh will restore your faith in the American dance music scene.   So how did...

Jeff Mills Returns to the Radio and Explodes the Medium

This Wednesday marks the launch of a new format show, The Outer Limits on NTS Live.
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Kate Simko: The 5 Magazine Interview

With her album Lights Out, Kate Simko joins an illustrious club, taking the ambient sounds of a city and showcasing them with exquisite skill.
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Len Faki Remixes Frankie Bones’ Bump Your Head

Frankie Bones "Bump Your Head" is a classic, and Len Faki treats it with a refreshing irreverence.

Ansome: Stowaway Remixed

O/V/R, Perc, Randomer and Ossian remix Ansome's Stowaway from Perc Trax.

im/Print: Deep Club Denver

The first of our new label profiles series features Ryan Scannura and Deep Club: the party, the label, and how legalization ruins everything.

God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines: A New Documentary on the History of Detroit...

A new documentary tells the story of Detroit Techno pioneers Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Eddie Fowlkes, Blake Baxter, and Santonio Echols.
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Slap Jaxx Podcast Vol 7 – JAK

JAK mixes Volume #7 of the SLAPCAST, the Slap Jaxx Podcast techno mix series curated by Chicago's Angel Alanis exclusively for 5 Magazine. Jack Coleman is JAK, and he's been playing and producing Techno and...
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Robotnick and Pinsky’s Analog Session, Mark Two

We now join in on another exhilarating adventure with theoretically obsolete technology manipulated by two guys who know their way around a synthesizer and a 4/4 beat. Ludus Pinsky has soldered his share of...
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LODSB Releases Helicon 2 on Detroit Underground

Detroit Underground's back catalog is large enough to feed a 24/7 radio station and diverse enough that you'd never get bored.

9West: Retroscope

"Retroscope" hits its stride with the title track, a hard techno production that manages to marry the grimy hook of something like L.I.E.S. with a drone that is all 9West's own. It's the centerpiece and title track of the new EP by the Greek duo, out now on USM Recordings.

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Junior Sanchez: Welcome To The Matrix

5 Mag's Harold Heath talks to underground house music hero Junior Sanchez ahead of a 5 Mag show at Smartbar on August 30.

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