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Chicago's Andre Harris is at it again with a new track that finally voices the questions and remarks that DJs get from some self-centered patrons. I must say that the things mentioned by Mr. Harris are definitely things all...
5 Magazine's 2008 profile of DJ and producer Master Kev.
The original release of Traveling In Africa comes from one member of the Brazilian Soul Crew on the Taubate EP, which received heavy chart action from industry heavyweights like Louie Vega, Dr. Bob Jones and Jihad Muhamad. Here label...
You can't go wrong with this double disc set. On Disc One you'll find most of their dance music classics, including hard to find original 12" mixes of "Don't Cost You Nothing," "Found A Cure" "Love Don't Make It...
What can I say? Spoken Word meets Deep House! You can enjoy this one on the dancefloor as well as in your iPod. Andre Harris is a master when it comes to soulful House productions, if you haven't figured...
Hopefully, somewhere before, in the middle, or after DJs bang us out with the latest sample/filter music-stuff, they will treat us to something musically that will fulfill our minds and emotions along with our feet. Through Chico Hamilton, Joe...
FROM PRODUCING AND DJING a myriad of genres, spoken word performances or popping up in clothing ads or independent films, singular paradigms don't exist for this forerunner within music culture. You may have come across the buzz surrounding his...
This is an awesome cut up by the Texas duo Backseat Bingo. The original mix is impossibly funky and perfect for that transcendental moment when people can't help but to throw their hands in the air. Some DJs need...
The title track "Blue Light Special" is probably my favorite track of the trio: jazzy, happy, melodic. It puts you in the mind of a warm Spring night in the city - wherever you live. Check out the swingin'...
Right on the heels of the exciting "Twilight People", Robert Owens is back, delivering fresh vocals alongside sizzling techy production by Atjazz, and Slope! You might rock all three interpretations over the course of an evening, and you won't...
Note: The 5 Magazine DJ Series was a monthly CD series released in a limited edition from March 2007 to November 2008. We featured mixes from legends such as Frankie Knuckles, Gene Hunt and Terry Hunter to the next...
This is a nice, breezy track, strictly on the Deep House side from Plus Groove out of Toronto. It's not a vocal in the traditional sense - more like jazz scat, making sounds as an instrument with a vibrant...
Probably the best remixing from Fred Everything since the job he did with Iz and Diz's "Magnificent", his mix of this track by Atnarko (from Florida) has been circulating on CDR bootlegs for a long time and finally surfaced...
In his more than forty years in the business, Dr. Bob Jones has seen dance music trends come and go. Whether he's selecting music for his worldwide gigs, or an underground radio show, he remains consistent by sticking to...
FOR THE HOUSE MUSIC faithful there are few places on the planet more sacred than Gramaphone Records. For decades it has been the source from which Chicago's House sound has flowed. Luminaries such as Derrick Carter, DJ Sneak, Ralphie...

Gant Man Interview

Cajmere caused a stir a year ago with the release of the "Shake and Pop" remixes on Relief. Among the edits by DJ Sneak, Dealer and Mark Grant was a pair of remixes by Gant Garrard who, like Cajmere/Green...
It was tough to decide between the second package of remixes of "So Lonely" and "I Go Deep" for this month's editor's pick, but if I couldn't pick this one, I was at least going to make sure it...
This was sent via CDR by Donovan (aka DJD3), a talented DJ that was for a time last Fall and Winter was splitting his time between residencies in Chicago and Miami. This is a pretty fun Deep House track...
SINCE THE EARLY 1990s, DJ, producer, and collaborator Anthony Nicholson has been blowing up the underground airwaves with his dance music while doing what he does best - producing and spinning. With hit tracks like "Dance Anthology" (Peacefrog Records),...
A fantastic new single from French label Qalomota with some of the greatest (if still relatively unknown among the househeads in the US) up and coming producers working these days. Bobien's vocal is restrained, sweet and soulful, bringing comparisons...

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