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Czarina Mirani is the editor-in-chief of 5 Magazine. You can contact her at czarina@5chicago.com, via twitter and facebook.
At a time when dance music is now outselling Hip-Hop, we can shamelessly go with the glass half full analogy and say that the EDM scene is revitalizing the underground. New fans are primed, their ears digging deeper for...
A new mix from Grammy Award winner and Chicago House Music legend Maurice Joshua kicks off 5 Magazine's 100th Issue Celebration.   All this month we're doing some exclusive stuff for 5 Magazine's 100th Issue celebration. Today we have a mix from...
There is nothing more refreshing than change and people that aren't afraid to embrace it. Detroit's Hugh Cleal and Bryan Jones came together to form Golf Clap, a cheeky, satirical image complete with costumes and golf-themed parties. Beyond that...
While you get guest DJs to come play at your club, it's not often you get a well known party to come and represent its entire philosophy. Chicago is in for a treat with its Pacific Flights Tour featuring...
Alex Agore is somewhat of an enigma. I was first turned on to him when Managing Editor Terry Matthew sent me a review of Alex's Mizz Honey EP out on MK and Scottie Deep's label Say Ahhh. He said...
This past summer has been a fantastic one for Chicago's fans of House music. Between all the festivals (Wavefront, Spring Awakening, House of Sol, Chosen Few, Silver Room Block Party, WestFest), Smirnoff's Lunch Break series and not to mention...
When the term 'overnight success' is bandied about for an artist, there can often be raised eyebrows. But when it turns out that that there's a perfect fusion in the cosmos of talent and timing and ultimately, staying power,...
Ahead of our 8 year anniversary party this Friday, August 23 2013, we get to know Brian Coxx of New York City, talking punk rock, House dancing and the Soulgasm events in New York.   When did you start DJing? What...
For the last few years the buzzword on everyone's lips has been nothing but Dirtybird - the parties, the DJs, the music. San Francisco's Claude Von Stroke and Justin Martin were the nucleus of this crew and label known...
So I was watching this somewhat interesting 10 minute mini-documentary from Size TV on Steve Angello. There are scenes of him fiddling around in his studio, performing at a gig in Brazil and speaking candidly about his (temporary?) loss...
When you talk about Blaze, you're talking about House Music royalty. The legendary duo released almost twenty full length albums, countless hit songs and remixes for Diana Ross, Aretha, Jamiroquai, and more... But that's all in the past now. One...
This year's Movement Festival 2013 by Paxahau definitely didn't disappoint, equipped with five technologically spruced up stages (Red Bull Music Academy, Beatport, Underground, Made in Detroit and the Electric Forest) and over 121 artists booked over a three day...
The Soul Clap phenomenon is a groovy, eclectic and ultimately inspiring one. Boston bred chaps Eli Goldstein and Charles Levine have energized a lackluster House scene with a shot of funkdafied adrenaline. Known for creative sets that span multiple...
Tony Touch: the original mixtape king with hundreds of mixes to date of Hip-Hop, Reggaeton and House. From his Rock Steady Crew affiliation to his work with a staggering who's who of Hip-Hop royalty, Tony Touch aka Tony Toca...
Glasgow's finest (and fittest) Mr. Ed Marco mixes 5 Magazine's New Mix Monday Vol 167 ahead of his Fiasco in Chicago event this week. Ed Marco's Fiasco events are "globe trotting fiestas that have touched down in London, New York,...
There's a burgeoning movement coming out of Brooklyn made up of uber talented Deep House and Disco cats and they're making serious waves. Sam Walker and Gavin Royce, aka Walker & Royce and part of the Nervous/Nurvous crew, have...
Yes, you can be famous in less than 24 hours, and we'll show you how! In one day a YouTube video of a piano-playing, Santa hat-clad man went from 0 to 40,000 hits. By the time this story went...
Kentucky native Rick Nielsen of the Corduroy Mavericks is doing it big, blazing out tracks with labels such as Flapjack, Beatdown, Coyote Cuts, Juiced, Native Soul, Funk Mansion and Dufflebag to name a few. Now with new music,...
You know a Todd Edwards song when you hear it. And his contributions to the UK Garage scene from the early '90s onwards continues to impress.
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