The lost album of electronic dance music pioneers Electribe 101, songstress Lady Blackbird and the Detroit fable of one Eternal Student: all inside the new issue of 5 Mag, out today.

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Here’s what’s inside the latest issue of 5 Mag:

🔴 Electribal Soul: Billie Ray Martin on the fabled lost album from Electribe 101. Postcards from the future, delivered 30 years late. Originally recorded in 1991, pioneering electronic music band Electribe 101’s lost second album, Electribal Soul, is about to be released. Vocalist Billie Ray Martin talks to 5 Mag about unearthing the band’s final recordings, their lost Frankie Knuckles remixes and their startlingly prophetic vision of the future. Photos by Lewis Mulatero.

🔴 Lady Blackbird: Black Acid Soul. Harold Heath speaks to the vocalist on her musical roots and having her torch songs given the dance floor treatment.

🔴 The Wisdom: A Life In Music with Eternal Student. A good DJ is a teacher. A great DJ is a student. Marvin Prather is Eternal Student, a fixture from the early days of the Detroit electronic music scene who debuted as a producer three decades later with the gorgeous “Hear Me Though.” This is his story (and his cover mix!)

🔴 Necrostream. 5 Mag revisits the fortunes of four hyped streaming platforms swept up in the boom of the mid-2010s that burned through millions of dollars and almost as many buzzwords.

🔴 Your AI Won’t Make You Rich. A monkey that took a selfie is guiding US copyright law when it comes to art and music made by algorithms.

🔴 Music Reviews. New music and reissues from Crackazat (Freerange), The AM (Tresor), Javonntte (MotorCity Wine), Garrett David (Mate), Dubbyman (Sole Aspect), Mary Mundy & Patchouli Brothers (Dodo Records), Joyce Muniz (Exploited), Hidden Spheres (Rhythm Section International), Arnheim (Roots Underground), Northworks (State Variable), Spiritual Emphasi (Cosmic Rhythm), Tom VR (all my thoughts), Black Sjuan (Assylum Effort), Janne Tavi and Cee ElAssaad (Ibadan) and more.

🔴 In Rotation. Tracks we’re feeling from Kerri Chandler (Kaoz Theory), Felipe Gordon, Brian Neal and Stefan Ringer (Upstairs Asylum), Rai Scott (Chateau Chepere), Mark Grusane (Rush Hour), Brawther (Interweaved), Eren Erdol (Petra Digital), Blazers (Sounds of Lava Lava), Tiptoes (Hustler Trax), Tensnake (Armada), Ian Blevins and Secretsundaze (Just Jack), Jazzanova (BBE) and Hazmat LIVE (House of EFUNK).


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