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Terry Matthew

I'm the Managing Editor of 5 Magazine. You can reach me by email, on Facebook, Ello.co, @terry5mag or on Google+.

Area: Youth EP

Sometimes I love living in this cold and heartless meatgrinder of a city. Nowhere else in the world could I pick up a record outside of my own private free speech zone, fall in love and then place it...
Back in August, my esteemed colleague DEL informed you of another comeback of sorts from Philadelphia's Rob Paine. With his Blazin' EP (a collaboration with "Someone Else" whose identity DEL leaked, but I'll leave it to your own detective...
Ra Soul created the classic Soul Searching EPs on Large Music back in the late 1990s. He talks to 5 Magazine about his inspiring comeback with his new release Take It Slow on So Sound
With her album Lights Out, Kate Simko joins an illustrious club, taking the ambient sounds of a city and showcasing them with exquisite skill.
Transcendental experiences at raves were a dime a dozen, but I actually had one in some ruined industrial shell of a warehouse back in 1994 without the aid of small pills with numbers stamped on them. It came when...
Miguel Migs talks to 5 Magazine about his new album Outside the Skyline.
Take a survey or take my word for it: Mark de Clive-Lowe is one of the most gifted producers of this generation.
Sean Hernandez aka Chicago Skyway states, "I met Dave Cook back in the '00s and Specter told me he had some pretty dope music. We ended up exchanging some music and I really dug his sound. So, we finally...

This is Giom

In the 18 months since I last talked to him, something crazy's happened to Giom (facebook, twitter, soundcloud). Always a favorite of mine and at this magazine, the French-born, UK-based producer, DJ and sometime-session drummer has become as close...
The one you've been waiting for is here. As announced in July, 5 Magazine is very pleased to present Cajmere's Funky Fresh for 5: Volume One - the debut set of a new mix series from Chicago's pride, Cajmere,...
In our interview in the current issue of 5 Mag, Chez Damier mentions quite a few proteges, students and younger producers that he's been working with recently. One of them is Brawther. As the man responsible for the mysterious...
Most interviews with Chez Damier are about the past - about Prescription and Balance Records; about The Music Institute in Detroit; about KMS and the Belleville Three and Chez's role, seemingly everywhere that electronic music was being made when...
A sound artist, an experimental composer, a music-making savant with analog machines - this is Jamal Moss, aka Hieroglyphic Being, the next in a lineage of Chicago's electronic producers driven by a vision to return House Music to its...

The Mariella Show

Get in line: there's a small wait but good seats are still available for The Mariella Show (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Reverbnation). Four months ago, after listening to the New York City-based vocalist's single "Lovesick", I wrote that "With a...
5 Magazine's interview with Tevo Howard: the true hero of the underground.
Hardly an issue has gone by in the last six months without a review of something new from Sonny Fodera. It's been from a different label every time (Amenti, Large and Guesthouse are a few I remember off-hand) -...
Ron Trent has surveyed the House Music landscape in our town & beyond. He hasn't liked what he's seen.
Curiously in-depth overviews of some of our favorite House Music labels and the people behind them. This month: Eddie Leader and Hudd Traxx.
This is a fast turnaround for Aki Bergen: the Black & Light album was released worldwide in May and this remix selection arrives via special delivery scarcely a month later. This is not a typical remix set of a...
Vocalist Darryl Pandy - best known and internationally known for the early Chicago House track Love Can't Turn Around - has passed away


Duke Shin and 5 Years of Bringing The Goods

Exclusive mix and interview with Duke Shin, purveyor of fine beats and impresario behind The Goods Thursday nights, celebrating their 5th anniversary.




12 Years of Breaking Records

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