Welcome to the new issue of 5 Magazine!

Issue 146 is packed with six features, three mixes, a podcast and a free download! Here’s a quick rundown of what’s inside:

Note: 5 Magazine is published twice per month in our member’s section for 5 Magazine subscribers.

On the Front

Thomas Cox interviews Kai Alcé for this month’s 5 Mag Profile and cover story (photos by Marie Staggat).

Also Inside This Issue

Be Nice, Have Class… and four other tips for launching a DJ career from Doorly;

5 Magazine’s Conversations podcast follows interviews with Nicky Siano and the owners of Djoon with another singular figure in House Music history: Frankie Knuckles’ longtime manager, promotion partner and now executive director of the Frankie Knuckles Foundation, Frederick Dunson;

We have a special double feature from Chip E: Back In The Day & Today. Half of this piece with the Chicago House icon is about Classic Chicago House Music lore, and the other about how a DJ stays in the game when he’s been in it from the beginning. There are also two exclusive new mixes: one focused on Old School House, the other featuring new music from Chip’s collection;

Bryan and Hugh from Golf Clap select 5 Chicago House Rave anthems and also provide a throwback Classic Chicago House mix;

Will Sumsuch has organized a new regular feature we call Backlabel, profiling some of the best House Music labels in the world and offering up a free download from a record from their back catalog. This month: DeepWit Recordings;

… plus new, unreleased and reissued music from Joe Claussell, Cosmic Cycler, Death Valley, DJ Pierre, Donnell Pitman, Eddie Matos and Cyclo, Garrett David, Hans Bouffmyhre, Marvel83′, Mike Steva and Yoruba, Mousse T. and Lovebirds, Mr. Bird and Ashley Beedle, Scott Diaz, Firm Tracks, Tulipa and more.


By wordcount (and a few other measures), we broke all past records with this one. We also had a HUGE amount of fun putting this issue together and we hope you enjoy it. Please let us know!


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