The new issue of 5 Mag is out now!

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Here’s a look at this issue’s contents:

On The Cover:

The High Life with Detroit Swindle. – Dutch duo Lars Dales & Maarten Smeets have been making music together as Detroit Swindle since around 2007. Harold Heath meets up with Lars and Maarten to get to the heart of the Detroit Swindle sound. Photos of Detroit Swindle by Lauren Murphy.


The Trials & Tribulations of Lonely C. – While Charles Levine aka Lonely C’s work on his debut solo album Charles & Tribulations meant spending time apart from his Soul Clap partner Eli Goldstein, it was a chance for him to connect not only with new musicians, but to reconnect with himself. By Lauren Krieger.

Faze Action: Brother To Brother. – The music of Faze Action (brothers Robin and Simon Lee) has soundtracked parties and club nights since 1996. Harold Heath meets up with Rob and Simon for a classic 5 Mag interview.

Black Ice: The History of the Yamaha DX7. – Our continuing series on classic gear cracks open the case on the technological wonder that powers the world’s first mass-marketed synthesizer and the strange confluence of musicians and computing pioneers that discovered it.

The Shitlabel Manifesto. – The world is going to shit and music is leading the way.


Gearporn and reviews of new releases & reissues from Andres (NDATL), Art of Tones (Local Talk), Chad Sommer and Frique, Ortella, Session Victim (Delusions of Grandeur), Soela, People’s Pleasure (Athens of the North), Persian, Deeper Shades, Karmasound, Mark de Clive-Lowe, David Moran, Deep Club, Floorplan and Mark Broom, Sol Ortega, Tim Vitek & more.

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