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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+.
Real Tone is one of the single most important labels on the scene today. Consciously bridging Deep House with some of the more eclectic and talented purveyors of Techno, every single release has built upon the progress of the...
Fifty years from now, when archeologists are tracing ancient folklore to uncover this thing called House Music, they'll come across one song, one track that stands alone among all of the early Chicago classics. "The House Music Anthem" wasn't...
What more is there to say about a public figure that has transcended race, gender and musical styles while still remaining relevant over three decades? What more can you say about the millions of records sold as the frontman...
Word comes from Johannesburg this morning that Brett Jackson, South African Deep House icon, has passed away after a battle with cancer. Brett was the label manager for Soul Candi (an absolutely huge independent label in South Africa). He also...
5 Mag's Label Profile series is a new feature, with curiously in-depth overviews of some of our favorite House Music labels. Recognizing that most labels (especially these days) are a labor of love of just one or two founders,...
After talking to him for an hour, it's not hard to figure out why Junior Sanchez has so many fans in this industry, among DJs, producers and party people alike. He not only makes forward-thinking club music, but is...
Formed in 1987, Inner City is getting another facelift. Featuring the vocals of Chicago native Paris Grey and propelled by Detroit Techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson, Inner City has to date sold more than 6 million records combined. One of...
I have to admit, after I first heard Toomy Disco's new album Bedroom Tricks, the first thing I did was email Jazzy Eyewear of SoSound (the label that released it) and demand to know if I was being hoaxed. "Age...
In 2006, Samantha James scored a #1 Billboard hit with her debut single Rise. Four years later, the sensational vocalist has emerged with her follow-up album, Subsconscious - a deeply introspective journey bridging soul and electronic music, pop and...
For the last three years, we've been honored to have House Music legend and worldwide electronic music icon DJ Rush celebrate his birthday with us at Urban's House, 5 Mag's Thursday night residency at Betty's Blue Star here in...
No matter where your tastes in dance music lead you, you have to give it up for a work of painstaking musicianship, exquisite songwriting and genuine soul. Golden Lady is that type of album, and it doesn't hurt that...
5 Mag's Label Profile series is a new feature we're starting up this month, with curiously in-depth overviews of some of our favorite House Music labels. Recognizing that most labels (especially these days) are a labor of love of...
Update (28 Dec 2010 14:26:00) from Agency Sounds: Per Paul Johnson, permission must be obtained from Paul Johnson prior to hosting a benefit in his name or using his image. Please contact camille@agencysounds.com or robc@agencysounds.com in order to gain...
Hard to believe that it's been 12 years since Laurence Ritchie and Andy Riley formed Inland Knights (twitter, myspace, discogs) and unleashed their form of House Music mayhem on an unsuspecting world. After meeting up as DJs for the...
Alexander East is that rare renaissance man in this scene - spinning records, singing on them, a master of a half dozen different instruments (and probably more). Born in Brooklyn, he's done an amazing job in recent years representing...

Colette: On a High

The minute you hear the hook on Sonny Fodera's remix, you'll know too that "On a High" is gonna be a hit. Colette has never sounded better than she does on the second release from her Candy Talk label....
I've had my eye on these guys all year, and I've been impressed with the work they've put out so far. We've got five tracks to hit, so let's get right to the meat. Three versions of "Sing to Swing"...
Chicago Underground is a new regular feature in 5 Magazine, in which we feature interiews with Chicago producers and give away a free download of one of their tracks so you can check out their sound for yourself! This...
Nine years have elapsed since the Community LP was released on NRK, and in the ensuing decade, Mazi (aka Audio Soul Project) has constructed an atomic bomb. Hip Shake Heartache isn't just the best LP I've been sent this...
The Commencement was the debut release from Artefact Records. Though released in mid-summer, it didn't receive nearly enough attention from DJs or the record-buying public as it should have. This is a simple four track EP - nothing terribly complicated...

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