5 Magazine marks our ten year anniversary, with a look back through a decade of covering Chicago’s House Music scene and a look ahead by 12 industry insiders.

What were some of the other names we mulled over before settling on “5”? What two Chicago institutions were referenced in both the first and this latest issue? Find the answers to these and a look back at our history and the evolution of the scene over the last 10 years in a retrospective inside this issue.


And we also look forward: we asked 12 music industry insiders what the scene will look like 3, 5 or 10 years into the future. Joe Shanahan, Christian Urich, Eli Goldstein (Soul Clap), Mark Farina, Steve “Silk” Hurley, Tommie Sunshine, Joey Negro, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Rich Medina, Rees Urban, Roy Davis Jr and Terry Hunter gaze into the crystal ball and tell us.


We asked you to take a selfie and 200 of you did! Are you in our scrapbook?


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