Monty Luke on BLM, Climate Change and Creating a Catalogue of Black Electronic Music, Brawther cover mix & on surviving the post-COVID music industry and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag, out today.
Here’s a preview of what’s inside the latest 5 Mag:
🔴 The Cover Story. Monty Luke on BLM, Climate Change and the Making the Catalogue of Black Electronic Music. This is a huge, wide-ranging interview with Monty recorded right after the election when he’d just returned from Detroit (where he DJ’d outside polling stations) to Berlin. We talk about last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests, the Black Madonna petition, the erasure of Black artists from Black music, working for Carl Craig & Planet E, why his Black Catalogue label no longer presses vinyl and more. This should not be missed.
🔴 The Cover Mix. Sanctify Vol 1, our new deep house series, mixed by Brawther.
🔴 All Fought Over With Machines of Love and Hate. Michael Richison made an art project out of old voting machines, with video that could be remixed on the fly into techno-like music. Then we watched disinformation about them lead to insurrection. On techno-babble and the storming of the US Capitol.
🔴 The CIA-Tech House Connection. The CIA re-branded with the look of a Berlin club night. It’s not the only thing funny about it.
🔴 The Start of the End. Brawther on surviving in the post-COVID music industry.
🔴 SELECT: Mark Wilkinson. Mark Wilkinson was resident at Ministry of Sound and had his passport stamped in more than 60 countries prior to being struck down by a debilitating illness. He picks six tracks that fueled his recovery and maybe will help in yours.
🔴 Michael Alig: 1966-1996. Before he committed murder, Michael Alig was the most famous promoter In New York. But his death last month passed with little notice.
🔴 Solidarity Is Free. On DJ Sama’ Abdulhadi and the stinginess of empathy.
🔴 Spotify Has Declared War on Paid Playlists (Except Their Own). Happy 2021! All of your tracks have been deleted!
🔴 Music Reviews. New music from Scan 7 (Third Ear), Fred Everything & Martin Iveson (Internasjonal), Shawn Rudiman (Pittsburgh Tracks), Yse Saint Laur’Ant (Vinyl Only), Los Hermanos (Mother Tongue), Stephan Hoellermann, Jon Dixon (4EVR 4WRD), Orlando Voorn (Kompakt), Lay-Far (High Praise), Star Creature, Fanatico (Hallucienda), Italoconnection (Mélopée Records), Jayphonic (Seed Recordings), Dam Swindle & Nikki O (Aus Music), Scuba, Felsen & Truncate (Hotflush), Scott Diaz, Nico Lahs (Metamorphic), Larry Heard (Alleviated), Demarkus Lewis (Large Music), Crackazat & Rick Wade (Heist), Flexi Cuts, Jeremy Sylvester, Eddie Leader and Alexander East, Lis Sarroca (Aterral), Baltimore Chop, Dave Allison, Merk, Budakid (Exploited Records), London Modular Alliance (Cultivated Electronics), A.L.I.S.O.N. (Eye Witness Records) and Alexksyspirit (Quartz Records).
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