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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+.
It's 31 degrees in Chicago and some motherfucker is going on about Ibiza. Forty nine people were shot this weekend and if it's all the same to you, I don't want to pretend that this is okay, that we...
Somewhere in your town - especially if your town is named Chicago - it's quite likely that at this very moment, a DJ is mixing into the sounds of Cajual right now
The hottest producer in the underground hasn't made a record in more than ten years. There's an old line that comes up in Hollywood that the most in-demand screenwriter of the moment is William Shakespeare - a man whose...
Welcome to the new Digital Divide. If you buy, play or listen to nothing but MP3s and the new release section of Beatport is your conduit to the international dance scene, you may find yourself missing out on some...
In a time of universal mediocrity, an obsession with quality is a revolutionary act. A man of the same sentiment, Chez Damier, lit the fire in me with an introduction to the music of Italian producer, DJ, copious collector...
Robotnick is at his eclectic best with this edition of his Archives series; each of the 3 tracks can be readily classified but trying to come up with an overall thread of continuity is a hopeless cause. For those...
After several years in the wilderness, Four Play Music - one of Chicago's most diverse, most innovative and, it can now be said, most resilient labels - is back in a big way. On April 1st, Four Play is...
Where I Am Now is the debut LP from Chicago-based producer Area (aka m50) released on Francois K's Wave Music imprint. Featuring 12 tracks of pulsing, adventurous electronic music, of moody lows and exhilarating sounds burned into the ether,...
It's good he has no need for work - it would be hard, if not impossible, for Chicago House Music legend Ralphi Rosario to fit it all on a resumé. The youngest of the Hot Mix 5 DJs, Ralphi...
Alex Arnout, late of Hot Creations and Crosstown Rebels, is throwing down thunderbolts from the high mountains on his Turquoise Blue imprint, and the label has reached some kind of apotheosis with the Sound-Byte EP. I mean that in...
Do you believe in numerology? I don't, but there's something that catches your eye (and will catch your ear) about the fifth installment in Cajmere's Funky Fresh for 5 series, appearing monthly exclusively for 5chicago.com. Cajmere is on the cover...
Detroit producer Rick Wade has been a fixture of the Deep House scene since the early 1990s. Long considered an underground hero - one of those guys we call a "producer's producer" or a "DJ's DJ" - Rick's international...
There's a fine line between a teacher nourishing the masses and a tyrant forcefeeding them. Robespierre observed that "No one welcomes armed missionaries," and a ludicrous zealotry from certain Deep and Soulful House purists has probably done more to...
Resting on your laurels will never be his catch phrase. In fact, Dennis Ferrer is so ahead of the game, it's impossible to keep up with him. Both blessed and cursed with a monster hit of epic proportions, he's...
If you read my piece on Factory Records in 5 Mag's November issue, you know I have a fetish for all things Mancunian. Mr. Scruff's first DJ gig in Manchester was at the famed Dry Bar, and his first...
Southport Weekender 48, the UK dance music bonanza, announced their line-up this week and it's mind-boggling. Joining first-billed headliner Frankie Knuckles on May 11th through May 13th are David Morales, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Kenny Dope, Kerri Chandler, Joe Claussell,...
Time to get happy: this is the fourth installment of Cajmere's Funky Fresh for 5, a monthly mix series from Chicago's pride, Cajmere, appearing monthly exclusively for 5 Magazine. Since we last checked in, Cajmere (Facebook, twitter, soundcloud) has continued...
At the tender age of 26, Deep House producer Steve Mill has an absolutely staggering number of releases out. He recently impressed the hell out of me with his full-length album Higher State Impressions and I just had to...
It seems I spend most of my energy railing against what travesties digital "download & dump" labels are doing to the music business, so here's a good example of one doing something right. Every label releases compilations, but only a...
  Purple Music's Jamie Lewis on the label's new collaboration with pop star Prince and how the scrappy House Music indie from Switzerland scooped the world.   From what I understand, the very name of "Purple Music" is derived from Purple Rain....

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