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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+.
Something happened. At some point, we lost our way. "Chicago House" to me was anything but what "Chicago House" now means in the wider world. I'm really not trying to sound naive here - until way too recently, I...
Nobody captures the butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling of being 9 or 39 and being in love than Colette. You got it or you don't, because it isn't easy to be sensual, awkward, adorable - adorkable - at the same time but...
Exclusive: Cajmere is back in the mix! We're pleased to present the latest episode - Volume Nine - of Cajmere's Funky Fresh for 5, a monthly mix series from Chicago's favorite son, Cajmere, appearing each and every month here...
Exclusive: It's a gorgeous day in Chicago - 84 degrees, sunny, the kind of day you wait all year to enjoy - and here is your soundtrack for it: Volume Eight of Cajmere's Funky Fresh for 5, a monthly...
The debut of the monthly residency HUGO BALL at SmartBar in Chicago.
Sir Rick. If you've read anything I've written on the subject, it's self-explanatory. If you haven't, "Sir Rick" is Rick Wade, one of Detroit's tireless bodymovers and a Deep House warrior with as many scalps on his belt as...
Content is a club residency in Manchester UK that is reportedly so hot that DJ Magazine has nominated it as the "best club night". Knowing something about how magazines decide these things, I can't imagine why you would give...
Everyone has the same story about Spun, of the one record released or played by Spun that triggered a red-eyed love affair with House Music's most eclectic DJ & dance music's most unconditionally lovable label.
German-born and now South African-based producer Ralf Gum is preparing for the release of Never Leaves You, the follow-up to his breakthrough 2008 LP Uniting Music.     Like Uniting Music, Never Leaves You is packed with star collaborators, including some of...
This week's featured mix is from DJ, producer, label owner and one of the baddest men in Chicago, Gant Garrard aka Gant-Man. I don't think the introductions are necessary here, but if they are - Gant first came to prominence...
August 2012 marks one year since the notorious Studio 54 re-opened its doors, this time as 24/7 Disco station on Sirius-XM satellite radio. To mark the occasion, we spoke with Studio 54 Executive Producer and dance music legend John...
This was originally intended as a sidebar in our August issue, but space restraints made it an awkward fit. It stands alone as a set piece pretty well, so here it is. -Ed. 1355 North Milwaukee was the famed address...
There really wasn't a time that I didn't know about him. Can you imagine Chicago in the early 1990s without Tommie Sunshine? As I first knew him, Tommie was what you might have called (and what writers then did...
Get outcher Number Two pencils and a clean sheet of paper, and at the end we'll be having a quiz. Quite a few of the classic House artists of the late '80s have been 'rediscovered' of late, to far...
Do we have to do this again? Oh why not. After all, this is Chicago, where you probably voted (twice!) for someone you don't like even if you're unaware of it. For the literally dozens of you who might care,...
There isn't much I can tell you about Tom Moulton that you don't know already. Tom made modern DJing possible, though he's never been one. He was probably the most indispensable person in terms of making dance music what...
Exclusive: Time for Volume Seven (!) of Cajmere's Funky Fresh for 5, our reigning, most popular mix series appearing monthly in this space exclusively for 5chicago.com. What can we say about Cajual lately? The greatest and most resilient House Music...
You can't mention Chicago and House Music without coming back to Disco Demolition Night, the infamous publicity stunt gone wrong on July 12, 1979 at Comiskey Park in Chicago in which radio disc jockey Steve Dahl poked at the...
This Saturday (that's July 21 2012) is an important milestone for a Chicago treasure - the Silver Room's 10th Annual Sound System Block Party, Wicker Park's favorite and most eclectic free festival of the summer. While this year's Block...
In memory of Kenny Hawkes, several of his friends are reaching out to raise money for the British Liver Trust, the "only charity in the UK dedicated to helping everyone affected by a liver condition through support, information and...

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