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Frankie Knuckles: The Gift Mix

Note: The 5 Magazine DJ Series was a monthly CD series released in a limited edition from March 2007 to November 2008. We featured...

5 Magazine Hits Issue #112 with Recloose, Psycho-Bitch & Sundae

The November 2014 Issue of 5 Magazine is now available! A deeper look inside this month's features: 5 Mag's Terry Matthew talks to Detroit-born DJ and...

Inside the Greenroom Ep #1: The Death of Digital Music?

Welcome to Inside the Greenroom, a new podcast from 5 Magazine. Join our Editor-in-Chief Czarina Mirani with Managing Editor Terry Matthew as they run...

Four Play Sessions vol 20: Derrick Carter Live 2009

Four Play Sessions is a mix series from Chicago's Four Play Music and featuring the talents of Mr. Andrew Emil & Friends, published each...

Gareth Whitehead, Marshall Jefferson and Robert Owens: How Can I

For me, it's a rarity to come across a dance music single where the original mix actually outshines the remixes! But, when you've got...

One of Us: Terry Hunter and the Making of a Chicago...

"I want people to feel like they saw something special when I'm gone." Chicago House Music producer Terry Hunter is one of the most...

Wired Fridays Is Back In Downtown Chicago

This Friday, October 3 marks the launch of the new season for Wired Fridays, the free daytime dance party in downtown Chicago brought to...

Doorly, Cajmere & Dajae: The Way on Cajual Records

I believe I've finally figured out Cajmere's secret formula to success: make hot songs/tracks/grooves that please the crowds, the DJs, AND the sound systems!...

Four Play Sessions: Andrew Emil and Jordan Fields Live at SmartBar

Four Play Sessions is a mix series from Chicago's Four Play Music and featuring the talents of Mr. Andrew Emil & Friends, published each...

Jennifer Hudson ft. R. Kelly: It’s Your World

Jennifer Hudson, R. Kelly, Wayne Williams and Terry Hunter. What do these legendary names all have in common? Well, the obvious answer is Chicago,...

The Chilean-Midwest Deep House Connection: Rick Wade, K Alexi and Jorge...

I know very little about the underground scene in Santiago de Chile where Ojodeapolo records originates - just what some DJ friends say when...

Flava In Ya Ear: 5 Mag Interviews DJ Lil’ Tal (Exclusive...

Photo: 'Tal-Paul: Paul Johnson (left) and DJ Lil'Tal (right) are the Doobie Brothas, from the artwork for the Doobie Bruthas EP on Dance Mania. This...

DJ Skull Returns to Sect: The Heavy Thinker EP

A record that starts with the dynamite needs to end with an atomic bomb. DJ Skull understands this: still firing all synapses, his follow...

JT Donaldson’s 7 Inch Adventures

The restless adventurer has found a new calling. One-time Chicago resident JT Donaldson played twice in as many months in the city this summer,...

Alinka Says You’re Basic

There are at least a few people in this thing determined to Keep House Music Weird. Chicago's Alinka is one of them. She debuts...

Best House Music Clubs in Chicago: A Guide to Chicago’s House...

Chicago is known around the world as the birthplace of House and where House Music began, and there are a great number of House...

Heart 2 Heart’s Shigan Gets Remixed on Balance Music

Chez Damier is a man who requires no introduction from us, so when he announces a new project, any self-respecting deep house lover should...

Lee Mills – Hands Together (Fresh Meat Records)

I can mark time by Fresh Meat's records. I've written more about this label than any other, and the last five or six years...

Chez Damier, Eddie Leader and Tomson Team Up for I Am...

Hudd is ten years into this, and Eddie Leader really isn't the same guy that he was at the start. I don't know if...

JT Donaldson Live in Koln 45rpm Set

Four Play Sessions is a mix series from Chicago's Four Play Music and featuring the talents of Mr. Andrew Emil & Friends, published each...

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#StayHomeDisco Kevin Knapp Live at Kater Blau

Hot Creations, Crosstown Rebels and Dirtybird recording artist Kevin Knapp live set recorded at Kater Blau in Berlin Feb 22 2020.

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