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Rees Urban is a contributing editor of 5 Magazine, a producer, DJ and co-hosts the 5 Magazine Radio Show. You can contact him at urban@5chicago.com, via twitter and facebook.
Jeremy Sylvester spearheads a 20 track compilation from UK Garage-influenced artists spanning the globe.
DJ Godfather from Detroit is in charge of A 5 Mag Mix, 5 Magazine's signature mix and interview series. "I see a lot of guys doing the same exact thing they were 15 years ago," DJ Godfather tells 5 Magazine's...
Anytime I see a new Alex Agore release, I make a point to listen to it because he never disappoints. I can’t say that for more than a handful of producers out there these days. His ’90s infused Garage-style...
It would be fair to say Treasure Fingers has been at the forefront of the Nu Disco scene since its infancy. What you may not know is that he's also one-third of Evol Intent (and individually as The Enemy)...
Not many DJs can say they've endured the test of time, keeping a constant flow of international gigs and maintaining their relevance in electronic music to decades of club and partygoers. Not only has John Digweed done that -...
Deeon is a pioneer in Chicago music, period. Often revered as the Ghetto House originator, he is an influence to electronic music producers of all genres. He's licensed songs to compilations from DJs that spin anything from Deep House...
After Cajmere recently remixed Wayne William's single, "You The Feeling" for Maurice Joshua on his Nu Soul label, he must've sparked the idea for this release. It's not groundbreaking but it gets the job done for sure, and that's...
From Midwest rave hero to West Coast icon to Deep House globetrotter, Halo is a name familiar to most. Relocating across the country several times and morphing his style to keep himself relevant are some of the reasons he...
Isaiah Major is an international man of mystery.
I don't know of many other producers that have run the gamut of sounds like this man has. From early breakbeat techno, rave and hardcore jams as Wishdokta (among others) to pushing 2 Step to the forefront of dance...
If you currently play House Music of any sort you're sure to know who Groove Assassin (facebook, myspace) is. He remixes and produces gems on a near weekly basis for pretty much every staple label in the game that...
Joshua Michaels is better known to most as simply Joshua, Iz or half of the DJ and production duo of Iz & Diz. Iz is a jack of all trades and has dabbled in many aspects of the music...
Rees Urban's 2010 cover story with Chicago's pride, DJ Colette.
Todd Terry is an icon in House Music. He also has quite a history that many don't know about. He did production on the Jungle Brothers' "I'll House You" - a tune that people who aren't even serious Househeads...
Chuck Love is literally a one man band. From playing the flute to the drums and from the bass to vocals, he does it all in his live show while mixing songs. He also incorporates self-produced videos - and...

Astor: Lessons

Hot new label Pin Up brings a groovy little number with their 12th release. "Lessons" has two versions. The Happy House Mix is a fun San Francisco style dubby house joint. It's something for those that enjoy Miguel Migs,...
We have another potential blockbuster with this cut. Hot on the heels of his Strictly Rhythm release "Sinfonia Della Notte" (which is still in heavy rotation around the globe), Dennis brings it home to his Objektivity label. The track...
Here is another monster tune by ATFC. This time he covers Lil' Louis' "I Called U (The Conversation)" from his 1990 Epic release. The current versions still feature the same sax-driven riff that you know and love and is...
This small label from Northwest Indiana has been hammering out the releases (most recently one from yours truly titled Urban Renewal). Shameless plug aside, MWH returns with four tracks of new school Jackin' House. Three of the four tracks...
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DJ Dealer: Hooka EP

Some fun summer sample tracks from the man that is busier in the studio than Ryan Seacrest is on television. All 3 tracks hold things down in their own right. "Dirty Money" samples dialogue from a '70s film talking...

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Mayor Steve Adler of Austin has declared October 20th "J.A.M.O.N., Godfather of Austin House Day," honoring the late DJ, vocalist and producer who made that city his home.
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