LATEST ARTICLES

Brawther on the Start of the End

The French DJ/producer and 5 Mag friend on surviving and maybe thriving in the post-COVID music industry.

Norm Talley launches Upstairs Asylum with all-star “Det-313” EP

If this were summer this all-star debut of fugitive tracks from Norm Talley, Omar-S, Moodymann, D'Julz and Charlotte OC would be the underground basement smash of the year.

Eddie Leader and Alexander East team up on “Get You Alone”

Most of Eddie Leader's best records of the last 15 years have come from collaborations, so no surprise that "Get You Alone" with vocalist Alexander East is the lead off and best track of his comeback EP.

Compost reissues lost RaSoul record “Return Of The Mad Funk”

Known only by test pressings and commentary from Andrew Duke, Return Of The Mad Funk has been RaSoul's most elusive recording. It's coming out with fanfare from Compost Records.

Wes Thomas gets “Deep In Your Soul” for Four40 Records

Jumpy two track EP here from Wes Thomas and UK Garage, bass and good shit emporium Four40 Records.

Jon Delerious drops acid, lofi jazz and more on Can’t Hold...

Two b-side tracks highlight an EP full of flavor by Jon Delerious for Luke McKeehan's Nordic Trax.

Chicago Skyway Mixes “Jazzgalaktik” for Excursions

Cordell Johnson and Scorpeze make the walls quake on Jazzgalaktik, the third release from the Chicago party turned label called Excursions.

Remembering Tim Baker, DJ

Detroit and longtime Chicago DJ, producer, designer and label owner Tim Baker passed away this weekend. This is how we'll remember him.

VIP Ultima DJ promo service is shutting down

DJ promo site VIP Ultima is shutting down after a catastrophic hardware failure and losses due to COVID, according to an email.

Calmos & Berzingue trip out to Belleville on Pont Neuf

Belleville features four stripped down and loud deep house tracks from the duo sometimes known as "ALVA" out now by the unsung heroes of the French underground, Pont Neuf.

51st State Festival announces full line-up for August 2021

The UK festival returns with Masters at Work, Body & Soul, Hannah Wants, Roger Sanchez and more August 7 2021 at North London's Trent Park.

Love Notes: John Morales Remixes Teena Marie on “Love Songs &...

"Teena Marie was the total package..." John Morales crafts a love note to the vocalist and the music she left behind on Love Songs & Funky Beats, out now from BBE Music.

Alexksyspirit: District X17

Quartz Records welcomes Greek techno DJ Alexksyspirit on District X17, a gritty four track EP with a Gotshell remix.

Nightmares On Wax, Jovonn, JT Donaldson & Black Loops feature on...

"Here & Now," the two part vinyl & digital celebration of UK label Hudd Traxx's 15th anniversary features all new tracks from label friends, family and a couple of newcomers.

Merk: This Time Last Year

Zimbabwean brothers Tee and Bic Will, Merk craft simple but brutally effective tracks on "This Time Last Year" by Merk | La Familia.

Snad makes an auspicious debut on Courtesy of Balance with “Avoidance”

Another stand-out record from producer Snad, this time on Balance affiliate Courtesy of Balance with the Avoidance EP on vinyl.

Rick Wade remixes “Alfa” from the mystical mind of Crackazat

From the mystical mind of Crackazat via Dam Swindle's Heist Recordings comes "Alfa," the title track of a new EP mixed up by Detroit deep house legend Rick Wade.

Louie Vega & Kenny Dope are relaunching Masters At Work

Remastered catalog titles, mixes from the vault & the first new MAW single in more than 20 years, "Mattel," out April 2, 2021.

Brawther mixes vol 1 of Sanctify, 5 Mag’s new Deep House...

SANCTIFY is 5 Mag's new deep house DJ mix series focusing on back-to-basics deep house and volume 1 is mixed by French maestro Brawther.

Amoeba Music new Hollywood location to open in April

Closed by the pandemic and forced to move by redevelopment, Amoeba's LA location reopens on Hollywood Boulevard April 1, 2021.