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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+.
Eight years is a long time - longer than we dared think we'd be around, publishing 5 Magazine month-to-month-to-month. In August 2013, we'll be publishing Issue #97 of 5 Magazine, and celebrating our 8th anniversary with a blast on August...
Remember Judy Cheeks? The preacher's daughter and supremely underrated vocalist can make a fair claim to having been one the most versatile and enduring dance music vocalist of the last 30 years. Example: Judy released her debut album in 1973,...
Good God is it a grim date in the halls of hell sifting through the thousands of faceless, tuneless tracks that do such damage to the Tech House genre that few self-respecting producers really want the association anymore. James Johnston's...
Through yet another internet slip-up, the people behind the controversial ghostwriting site ProducerFactory have outed themselves, leaking a signed contract and several other documents onto the internet which we've obtained and are posting here. ProducerFactory - aka "the WalMart of...
This is the second installment of 5 Magazine's DJ Masters series, featuring interviews & companion mixes from influential and legendary figures whose contributions were crucial to the development of the North American House Music scene. The first installment featured a...
Update: We obtained contracts pointing to the ownership of ProducerFactory, and have published them here.   This is what rock bottom looks like. Meet ProducerFactory.com, a site which turns the black magic of music fakery into something as simple as buying...
Our friend and fearless ally I-Robots (aka Gianluca Pandullo) has announced the release of his forthcoming The Detroit People Mover EP, featuring I-Robots "reconstructions" of classic material from Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Orlando Voorn. I-Robots' "reconstructions" are essentially re-edits...
Hakim Murphy turned me on to a ton of great records in the year he was writing for 5 Magazine. His review of Jenifa Mayanja's full length Walking In The Shadows LP was such a revelation - a synthesis...
It's a dance music producer's wet dream: to make music from one of the most iconic structures in the world. Meet Joseph Bertolozzi. Joe is a composer of the sort you rarely read about these days - a figure of...
Photo by Ken Paul SmartBar is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, and despite the scrapbook documentaries and other forms of Chicago mythology, the club has a legacy of residents that is second to none. I mean that sincerely -...
Three original tracks of absolutely perfect Deep House from Chicago Skyway, with a remix from Altered Moods' Malcolm Moore rounding out a stellar release. What's perfect? Probably that you can listen to these soaring chords and emotive strings while...
Gaga never did this. Madonna looks sad even trying, orbiting around hashtag-EDM pretty boys and trying to stoke tired controversies to recapture her heat. No, they broke the mold when they made Liz Torres, a Chicago icon that captured...
An incredible, nearly two full hour video has surfaced online, purportedly from the closing week (August 22nd and 27th, 1987) of the Paradise Garage, one of the handful of classic coordinates of the earth where disco engines forged the...
With two new releases, our man Jellybean Benitez has rekindled Jellybean Soul, his soulful house label, with a bit of an international flair. The label welcomes South African vocalist Bernadette Mutangara with "Give Me Your Love" and the Afro shakedown...
For 5 Magazine's monthly feature on musical machines and the men & women who love them, we talk with Detroit electronic music pioneer and Frictional Recordings owner Anthony "Shake" Shakir. Mr. Shakir's work as "Da Sampla" was recently highlighted...
San Francisco DJ and producer Sergio Fedasz mixes Volume 173 of New Mix Monday, 5 Magazine's weekly House Music guest mix series. Listen to Sergio Fedasz: New Mix Monday #172 by5 Magazine on hearthis.at Co-founder and resident DJ (with Steve Fabus)...
Millions know the name Romanthony because of Daft Punk, but he was really so much more. Don't we always say that when someone passes away? But this time it's true. It takes a monstrous appetite for music to wend your...
Updated 5/19/13 - 04:27 AM CDT: Remembering Romanthony, For the First Time, Again   Updated 5/19/13 - 01:49 AM CDT: Confirmation of Romanthony's death on May 7, 2013 from his sister: Mellony Moore, Romanthony's sister, has confirmed that he passed away on May 7,...
Do you know Kastle? Because you should - you really, really should. The San Francisco-based producer has just released his eclectic, self-titled album that's been receiving rave reviews. 5 Magazine talked to Kastle ahead of his appearance with XXXY this...
I am trying to hold my shit together here and I don't think I'm doing too good a job of it. In "Analog XTC", Norm Talley simply goes beyond what Deep House is supposed to be. It's a record...

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