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Producer, Musician, DJ & Grumpy Person, Will Sumsuch has been immersed in music since the late 90s. Releasing on BBE Records as one half of "Mega Jawns," Will also runs his own little independent House music label, Colour and Pitch.
When he was granted the title of "Master Artist," the Maryland Arts Council was telling us what we already know. In a world that celebrates mediocrity, Karizma is a cut above.
On its second release, Detroit's Fort Street Records appears to be in very safe hands with this three tracker from local Deep House champion Rick Wade.
Bubbling up on the ever-excellent Freerange Records is the Chez EP from Belgian producer Red D who, although a brand new name for me, appears to be doing all the right things here in Europe, with releases on Delusions...
Scotland might not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of Disco music. But just as surely as it spawned the inventors of hypnosis, deep-fried Mars bars and television, old Caledonia also gave birth to...
I'm sure that you've now had your fill of rare concert footage, interviews, tributes and articles telling you which Prince tracks you should listen to right now... "Did you know that Prince wrote Manic Mo..." Yes, for fuck's sake. Yes. I...
[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/226390616" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] Describing themselves as "the gayest band since The Village People," Stereogamous are a production/DJ duo from Sydney, Australia. Making their debut on Alinka & Shaun J Wright's brilliant Twirl label, if there's any...
[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/250984783" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] Release number 14 on the fantastic Slow Town label is Salt's Franck White EP, possibly named after an obscure Danish Blues musician but more likely after a notorious NY drug kingpin (although I...
In a climate where "hot" new music trends seem to be introduced to the world every few months like a high-street store's new fashion line, artists who are steadfastly doing their own thing stand out like a properly-tailored suit...
Will Sumsuch talks to Myles Sergé for A 5 Mag Mix, volume 22 in our series.   The 5 Mag Mix by Myles Sergé On iTunes On HearThis On Mixcloud Myles Sergé: The 5 Mag Interview A reclusive perfectionist, Techno artist and DJ Myles Serge...
Often forgotten during discussions about the DNA of House music, African rhythms have subtly dictated the groove ever since the genre evolved beyond Disco and stood up on its own. Just a quick listen to Tony Allen's inspirational drumming...
New on Christian Prommer and Christoph Henrik Pankowski's young Musica Autonomica imprint, Innellea's Saladin EP takes its name from the first sultan of Egypt. The German duo's name is simply explained in the sales notes as "a neologism; created...
Baltimore DJ and production don Karizma's "Kaytronik" alter ego has been supplying dark and dubby remixes for some years now, but it's now been allowed to take full control for a full album. And what an album it is....
Originally released on Steve "Silk" Hurley's S&S label back in 2013, "Get To Steppin'" was a solid enough track created by two members of House Music royalty, Fast Eddie & CeCe Peniston. Catching the tail-end of the electro-house era...
[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/183066127" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] In a world where everything seems to be "aspirational," it's so refreshing when you stumble upon something that has no ambitions to be anything other than what it is. The Loudness War has...
IN THE EARLY YEARS OF HOUSE MUSIC in the UK, the traffic was largely one-way, coming to these islands from across the pond. Tales of the niche underground sub-genre called "Acid House" infecting the mainstream and even the pop charts...
The end of a long winter is in sight, with the first green shoots of spring showing up in the form of "Love Core," a charismatic and simple Soulful House gem from Ralf GUM and British vocalist Omar. Now...
IT'S BEEN FIVE YEARS since 5 Magazine last caught up with Soulful House maestro, Duffnote boss and one half of Spiritchaser, Richard Earnshaw. Since that last conversation he's released his debut solo album, In Time, racked up a #1...
When you've spent some time immersed in underground music, it can start to feel like the real tastemakers almost never get their props. In the 1970s and 1980s, radio jocks in New York, Detroit and Chicago spearheaded the acceptance...
After many years of productions and remixes on a multitude of imprints, Lost My Dog founder Pete Dafeet finally dropped his debut album this summer, fittingly released on his own label. Several years in the making, The Root, The...
Will Sumsuch talks to DJ Spinna about Jigmastas, Hip Hop, House, Stevie and "the strategic removal of consciousness and spirituality from the music by the industry." A true DJ's DJ, and one of the few artists to successfully maintain genuine...

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