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Joey Anderson: Dozen Roses

The electrifying EP finds Joey Anderson back where soul music, techno, space disco and oddball novelty records meet.
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Jeff Derringer on Ten Years of OKTAVE

"At this point, the underground needs an underground." 5 Mag talks to Jeff Derringer on ten years of his OKTAVE residency and the state of techno in Chicago and worldwide.
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Deep Core: A Month With Malcolm Moore’s Long-Awaited Album

The best, latest and hopefully not the last of Malcolm Moore is Deep Core, a 12 track LP that finally dropped on wax a few days ago.
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Damon Wild & Epi Centrum: Produkt

Veteran producer Damon Wild reinvigorates the Synewave imprint on this tight collaboration with Epi Centrum.

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Strong Souls: Deep Sensation

You know those mysterious black slabs you see in the shop with little ID other than a smudged stamp and a single fingerprint on the sleeve? Where do they come from? France, in this...
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Scan 7: Direct Effect (Detroit Underground)

Massive collaboration between Detroit Techno Militia and Detroit Underground: Gorgeous record, good people, good music all around.
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Robert Hood: Torque One/Movement (Music Man Records)

Something happened. At some point, we lost our way. "Chicago House" to me was anything but what "Chicago House" now means in the wider world. I'm really not trying to sound naive here -...
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#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.

Submerge: Slap Jaxx Podcast #9

DJ Submerge mixes Volume #9 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 ...
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Ludus Pinsky: Musician, Producer, Maker of Synthesizers

For 5 Magazine's new column focusing on machines and the men and women who love them, we talk to The Analog Session's Ludus Pinsky - "musician, producer, maker of synthesizers". The synth-driven, largely improvisational...

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The 5 Magazine profile of MANIK, the American DJ/producer whose Undergroundknowledge may be the best album released in 2017.

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From aggressive acid to delicate ambient with Polish production duo Earth Trax and Newborn Jr on the Maze EP from Dopeness Galore.
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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.
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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.

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.

#ListenUp Jeff Rushin’s SPEAKING OF WITCH on ODD EVEN

Jeff Rushin steps out on Speaking Of Witch, a new four track EP of warm, energetic techno released this week on ODD EVEN.
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More Ghost Than Man's first single from his black music box of peculiar delights.
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The Night Owl is Santiago Salazar's third album in the last four years, and it's the best of the three.

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