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I'm the Managing Editor of 5 Magazine. You can reach me by email, on Facebook, Ello.co, @terry5mag or on Google+.
Deep House artists Converge (aka Stephen Brown and Ray Fenwick) have this five track EP to offer from the UK. The sound varies intensely from song to song. "Come On Over" is deep and loungey, with just a simple...
There's not a DJ in House Music that's had more success with commercial DJ mixes than Mark Farina. Here's how the Mushroom Jazz man does it.
I couldn't believe that Kathy Brown was covering a bubblegum ballad from Debbie ("Pat's Daughter") Boone... and thankfully, she isn't. This track features soaring vocals with a touch of disco (can anything Kathy Brown sings not be?) that's sure...
ONE OF THE MOST accomplished DJs and producers of House Music's "second wave" of the 1990s, Gene Farris picked up himself and his Farris Wheel Recordings imprint last October and returned to Chicago, the city of his birth and...
Have you ever seen videos of European megaclubs with men with sharp hair and women with sharp breasts dancing like decapitated birds between laser beams and glo-sticks? This track is pretty much an epitome of the kind of soulless...
If you lived in Chicago in the 1990s, you couldn't get away from Armando Gallop. As a DJ, producer and promoter, he was everywhere in this town. From his "School Daze" parties at the Hummingbird on 86th and Ashland,...
This is the transcript of our interview with Farley Jackmaster Funk for The Armando Project. Farley was interviewed via phone in mid-January 2008. Errors in transcription are the fault of the interviewer.   FARLEY: I met Armando when I was...
Kevin Starke is the owner of KStarke Records, the pre-eminent record store in Chicago both for House and other genres of music, for The Armando Project. Kevin was interviewed at KStarke on January 7, 2008. Errors in transcription are...
Mike Dunn was interviewed by phone in mid-January 2008 for The Armando Project. The interview began with some small-talk which is redacted here. Errors in transcription are the fault of the interviewer.   MIKE DUNN: A lot of our stuff, all...
This is the transcript of our interview with Paul Johnson for The Armando Project. Paul was interviewed via phone on January 15, 2008. Errors in transcription are the fault of the interviewer.   PAUL JOHNSON: I met Armando in '84. I...
The following is a partial transcript of our interview with Terry Hunter for The Armando Project. Terry was on the road at the time, and took time out to answer a few questions and tell a few stories. A...
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 three song release by DJ Motion features a pretty wide range of sounds. "Born in Summer" is a classic jack track - perfect for the lull between two crowd slayers, it's simple, direct and to the point. "Cloudsplitter"...
This column is quickly becoming a Phil Asher lovefest, but the man simply releases so much must-have music that passing it up would be a tragedy of omission. "Runnin'" was featured on a mix contributed by Phlash back in...
Every artist, if they really care about what they do, goes through some pretty dark times. But you never expect that from the likes of Sunshine Jones. Co-founder of Dubtribe with his wife Moonbeam, Sunshine toured the world through...
Six months ago, I was talking to DJ Skip about S&S Records' forthcoming Chicago LP/DVD project, and he dropped a name that blew me away. "You said Mike Dunn? He's coming back?" "Yeah," I remember him saying. "We're bringing him...
Archive Records from Italy has put out this stomping two track release from Phil Asher, one of the most multifaceted producers working today. Phil beats this one hard - these are brutal tracks sure to kickstart any dancefloor, anywhere...
Considering I've seen that city's name in two tracks that have come across my desk in the last few days, it must be time for the Winter Music Conference again. "Miami Soul" is actually a neat little track -...
Anyone that needs evidence that Andre Harris is a rising force in House Music - not just in Chicago but worldwide - need look no further than this mega-funky disco track. The composition here is gorgeous - slap bass,...
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...

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