Lester Fitzpatrick: Sick

Nothing subtle here: a nine track album released without much fanfare from a guy that makes techno you wish the mainstage gang with corny DJ names still did. DJ Temporal Lobe and DJ Paralegal...

New Live EP Features Juju & Jordash, Shawn Rudiman & Cubic Space Collective

Four tracks from Freerotation 2017 showcase a few of the best live techno artists of today.
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Carl Craig, Detroit and Planet-E

Carl Craig was three years old on June 21, 1972 - the day the lights went out at 2648 West Grand and Motown left the city that gave the label its name.

Hakim Murphy & Rev S: CPH Sessions

This right here - this is the good shit. CPH Sessions is the best work Hakim Murphy has done and I say that knowing just how many amazing records he's got under his belt....
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At Ground Zero with Lydia Eisenblätter

Three minutes into "Walk" and you've got one of the most vicious grooving deep house tracks you'll find in the racks this month.
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Donnell Knox & Mark Hawkins search for the 12th Planet

Kalamazoo's Donnell Knox and Wales' Mark Hawkins team up for the 12th Planet EP, awash in subterranean vibrations and the kind of kickin' tracks it takes a whole lot of digging to find.
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im/Print: Minneapolis Exchange

Our second new label profile features Aaron Bliss and Minneapolis Exchange, the new vinyl imprint from the great American midwest.

Secret Studio: A 5 Mag Mix #49

Tyrel Williams and Bai-ee are Secret Studio Records, presenting a sound steeped in acid, jack tracks and the rawest House and Techno imaginable. Here is their new & exclusive 5 Mag Mix.

Heathered Pearls Releases Belleville Renderings Part I on Ghostly

A rich homage to early Detroit Techno in Heathered Pearls' latest release.

Galaxies Merging: Dan Curtin Takes His Talents to EPM

Sweet mother of mercy does Dan Curtin make some ferocious shit. There are very few people these days who I can call on when a certain mood strikes - who can hit just the...

Grid Based Beats Celebrates the Chicago-Milwaukee Connection

Grid Based Beats celebrates the Chicago-Milwaukee Techno Connection on Hiawatha Service, featuring tracks from Lester Fitzpatrick, Frankie Vega, Tim Vitek and more.

Getting Lost in the Slinky Lo-Fi Beats of Computer Data’s Geary

A kind of lo-fi, low-key gem of emotional deep techno.
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Rondell Adams: A 5 Mag Mix #35

FIERCE new mix and interview from Rondell Adams for A 5 Mag Mix, 5 Magazine's signature House Music mix series.

Burial: Young Death/Nightmarket (Hyperdub)

These come out of nowhere and something would feel quite wrong if there seemed to be a discernible plan behind Burial releases.
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Lone Dancer’s House Is a Tunnel

Great EP of sci fi House and Techno from Lone Dancer and Deep Club Denver.

Wyndell Long: Enter The Maze / Dawn Notes

Wyndell Long's Enter The Maze EP is coming on wax this month from Vincent Floyd's Dawn Notes.

Hyperloop’s Mentalizm Drops on Wax from Drumcode

Aggressive techno from Hyperloop (sometimes still known as Riva Starr) and Green Velvet aka Cajmere.

D’Marc Cantu: A Spiritual Thing

Reigniting a pure love for music: Lauren Krieger sits down for a fascinating talk with D'Marc Cantu for 5 Magazine's cover story.
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Area: Where I Am Now

Where I Am Now is the debut LP from Chicago-based producer Area (aka m50) released on Francois K's Wave Music imprint. Featuring 12 tracks of pulsing, adventurous electronic music, of moody lows and exhilarating...
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Maria Goetz Live at Tresor Mix

Maria Goetz mixes this week's SLAPCAST, the Slap Jaxx Podcast techno mix series curated by Chicago's Angel Alanis exclusively for 5 Magazine. This set was recorded live at Tresor by Maria, a Midwest DJ influenced...

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