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Audiomack is Free and Nobody is Paying

Audiomack offers unlimited uploads and unlimited data and it's completely free. So why aren't more dance music DJs using it?

Hot Since 82

Daley Padley, better known as Hot Since 82, recently graced the decks of Chicago's SpyBar launching his North and Latin American tour. The Leeds-based artist has been keeping busy both with his Knee Deep...

Trinidadian Deep’s Native Rising EP for Perpetual Rhythms

Few producers working in Deep House can claim a more bold or distinctive sound ID than Trinidadian Deep, who has carved out a role for himself with a foundation of jazz and the music...

Pezzner and The Last Night In Utopia

It's impossible to trivialize the impact of The Tracks Are Alive, Dave Pezzner's 2010 album on Freerange Records. A key catalyst in pushing Deep House back to the top of the underground music scene,...

Mark Farina: The Art of the Mix

There's not a DJ in House Music that's had more success with commercial DJ mixes than Mark Farina. Here's how the Mushroom Jazz man does it.
DJ Skull

DJ Skull: Don’t Look Back

One of the most versatile producers to come out of Chicago in the 1990s, DJ Skull is back on the scene and working at a more prolific pace than ever. Consider it making up for...

Chicago Skyway: The 5 Magazine Interview

"Chicago is still the best city in the world when it comes to dance music." This is not a controversial statement from Chicago Skyway, but it's one he is uniquely qualified to make. Sean Hernandez...

Alexander Robotnick: The Italian Mad Genius Digs Into His Archives

Twenty eight years after cutting the proto-electro classic "Problemes d'Amour" - a staple at clubs like the Box, the Loft & the Garage - the Italian mad genius Alexander Robotnick (aka Maurizio Dami) is...
DJ Pierrevideo

DJ Pierre Describes Wild Pitch – And Some Straight Talk About Acid House

In the movie A Pure Formality, the reclusive writer Onoff dismisses interviews as an exercise in which "a man asks questions he already knows the answers to, for the pleasure of hearing you repeat...
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5 Questions with Linda Clifford

Catching up with vocalist Linda Clifford
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Mood II Swing: Back In The Groove

Mood II Swing's Lem Springsteen and John Ciafone left an indelible imprint in House music's global psyche since their debut in the early '90s. With Lem on keyboards and John doing the beats, their...
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DJ Cameron Interview

One set and he blew us away, and now you can check him out too. Chicago native Cameron Da DJ will add another residency (in his third city) to his belt starting January 12,...

Ron Trent: The 5 Magazine Interview

What happens when you raise a boy with Afrocentrism, polyrhythms, and mathematical precision? What if you throw in some music history, an extensive discography, love for movement, education, wisdom and a vision? The boy grows...
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Mr Scruff on Southport Weekender

If you read my piece on Factory Records in 5 Mag's November issue, you know I have a fetish for all things Mancunian. Mr. Scruff's first DJ gig in Manchester was at the famed...

Tortured Soul: The Band Will Go On

It's been a tough time for everyone. We've been losing people in our House community at an alarming rate this past year, and each one is completely unexpected. Last month we mourned the sudden...

Abicah Soul: The 5 Magazine Interview

Some know him as Stax, others as Harmony Funk and most as Abicah Soul. With a plethora of releases over the last few years Stax, founder of Abicah Soul Records, is quickly becoming a...
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House, Techno and Backpacks: Detroit’s Backpack Drive and House Music Picnic

The end of every summer gives the promise of a new school year complete with new friends, classes and abundant activities. But for many underprivileged kids, something as simple as a school bag and...
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Norm Talley: The 5 Magazine Interview

5 Magazine's October 2012 issue story with Detroit Deep House DJ and producer Norm Talley
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Kelly Sylvia Interview

It seems that everywhere I look these days I see something that has to do with female DJs or female producers in the electronic music industry. Females in the music industry have always been...

Ron Hardy Photographs: Back To The Music Box

Ron Hardy photos and pictures of the Music Box, the legendary nightclub in Chicago from the personal collection of Robert Williams.


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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