5 Mag 177 dropped today with a very special feature: Bruce Tantum sits down with Graham Massey and Andrew Barker of electronic music legends 808 State in the kind of in-depth, provocative discussion of history and the future we love to publish – in short, the quintessential 5 Mag cover story.

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Here’s what else is inside the new issue of 5 Mag:

On The Cover:

“Rave helped to break down a lot of barriers – class barriers, social barriers, gender barriers and more – and helped to promote ideas of tolerance. But those ideas are under threat…”

🔴 808 State have had a front row seat through the last 30 years of electronic music. Bruce Tantum talks to the group (now a duo) on the making, mission and meaning of their first album 17 years, Transmission Suite.

🔴 New mix and interview by Harold Heath with Scott Moncrieff, aka thatmanmonkz, on the making of his new album Non Zero Sum Game.

🔴 5 Mag is in love with the sound of Elina Shorokhova, aka Soela. The Berlin-based DJ and producer talks to Lauren Krieger and plays some dope wax for our latest 5 Mag Mix.


🔴 5 Mag gets you on the cutting edge of the next electronic music wave: sealcore.

🔴 A new challenger to SoundCloud appears, powered by all kinds of blockchain magic. Meet Audius.

🔴 Plus new music reissues from Kate Simko (Play It Say It), Grant Nelson, Dr. Packer and Joey Negro (Z Records), Black Loops (Pets Recordings), Jerome Sydenham (Ibadan), Jackie Queens and Freiboitar (House Trained), DMX Krew (Peggy Gou’s Gudu Records), Kelton Prima (Mathematics Recordings), Wojciech Golczewski (Data Airlines), Javonntte and DJ Romain (Innermoods), Uncle_EL (ETC Records) and more.


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Photo: 808 State by Michael England