5 Magazine closes out 2014 with a visit to an old friend.
Issue #113 is out now, featuring Mark Farina on the culture and craft of modern DJing. Mark will be appearing this December 27 (Xmas weekend) back home here in Chicago at SmartBar, and we’re pleased to be a part of it.
Also in this issue, Kevin Starke of Chicago’s vinyl mecca Kstarke Records on acid house, reissues, and how he came to open a record store at a time when most of them were closing; Czarina Mirani talks with Hot Since 82 on his collaboration with Green Velvet, Knee Deep and his current tour; DEL is visited by three ghosts in his House Music Xmas Foundations column and our InResidence feature investigates Country Club Disco and the curious revitalization in Detroit via the Grasshopper Underground and Golf Clap’s Hugh Cleal and Bryan Jones.
Plus photos from the Chicago House Music scene, reviews from Will Sumsuch, Dustin Kinney, Rees Urban and Terry Matthew of new records & reissues from Naeem and Gusto of Detour Pittsburgh, Adam Pickrell, Shaun J Wright & Alinka, Alex Agore, Blue Six and UM Records.