Love for the Underground: Get inside the new issue of 5 Magazine – 5 Mag #173 is out now!

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On The Cover:

Love For the Underground: Timmy Regisford. – Legendary NYC DJ and producer Timmy Regisford walks us through five tracks from his new 7pm album, and mixes a brand new 5 Mag Mix.

Soul Clap: Live From House of EFUNK. – The House of EFUNK tour heats up this summer. To stoke the disco fires, Soul Clap handed us off a recording of their set at their House of EFUNK party during Movement Weekend. This is Soul Clap featuring Sha-Lor, Live at EFUNK Detroit.

Bonobo / Outlier. – Lauren Krieger talks to Bonobo about bringing his outdoor electronic music event series to North America, with dates in Montreal, Denver, San Francisco, Brooklyn and coming to Chicago on July 6.

Atomic Age Drum Machines: Automation and the Ghost Orchestras of Harry Chamberlin.. – In an uncanny premonition of the debate over robots & algorithms today, the American Federation of Musicians once banned this man’s machines for fear they would put human musicians out of work. The incredible story of the insulation installer who developed the world’s first commercial drum machine.

Farmarama: A Conversation with Sally Rogers of A Man Called Adam. – Sally Rogers is a songwriter, producer, singer, sound designer, DJ, a senior lecturer at Leeds College of Music and all round Renaissance woman. She is best known as one half of Balearic funsters A Man Called Adam which has just released their latest and many say their best album yet, Farmarama. Harold Heath has the story.

Discograph: Rocksteady Disco. – Lauren Krieger talks to Peter Croce about the five year old label inspired by the “DIY ethic & diversity of the music culture of Detroit.”

What It Is: Deep Jazz Funk House Jams with Kapote. – Since its inception in 2012, German imprint Toy Tonics has slowly built a solid reputation, gradually developing into a “buy-on-sight” label. Harold Heath talks cold techno and warm solar vibes with founder Kapote.

Demolished. – Picking up the pieces in Chicago after the commemoration of Disco Demolition Night.

Mixcloud Select: Is This a New Business Model for DJ Mixes? – With advertising money being sucked up by Spotify, Mixcloud is pivoting to a fan-supported model – the first of its kind to support DJs. Can it work?

New releases & reissues from Danny Krivit (Nervous), Gunnter (Courtesy of Balance), Dimitri remixes Frankie (Sosure), Taelue, Kokoro Disco-San (Rocafort), Cherushii and Minerva, Victor Simonelli (Groovin), Ralf Gum, Love Notes, Raw Culture & more.

The Run-Out. – There Are Dreams And There Is Escape: There’s more to the legend of James “Jack Rabbit” Martin, in 5 Mag’s new series about our favorite classic, obscure, underrated & underappreciated tracks from Chicago House Music history.

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