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Husky on His New Track “We Rise Together”

HALF OF THE AUSTRALIAN DUO Random Soul (they do a little show for us - new episode coming next week!), Husky is a man of many talents. In addition to Random Soul Recordings, he...
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We go around but one time on this globe, and Jason Kriveloff, alias JKriv, appears to be one of those carpe diem types. As the bassist for Tortured Soul, JKriv brought dance music into...
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Josh Wink Unpeeled

A banana was just a banana when Josh Wink (website, facebook, twitter) came on the scene in the late 1980s: one could drop Acid, Detroit Tracks, German Techno and Chicago House and obsess less...
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Get Hyped: MJ Cole is in Chicago

We had a chat with UK Garage/2 Step/Bass and House Music don MJ Cole this afternoon, ahead of his gig at Vertigo Sky Lounge in Chicago this Saturday.

DJ Spinna: The 5 Magazine Interview

With roots firmly grounded in Funk, Soul, Jazz and everything in between, Spinna is one of the elite few who has been able to cross multiple genres of the musical palette with success. From...

Bad Boy Bill: The 5 Magazine Interview

In Chicago, Bad Boy Bill (website, discogs, twitter, myspace, facebook, youtube) is best known for his mix shows on WMBX, WGCI and B96 and he is credited to being the founding father of the...
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Carl Craig, Detroit and Planet-E

Carl Craig was three years old on June 21, 1972 - the day the lights went out at 2648 West Grand and Motown left the city that gave the label its name.

JoJo Baby: The 5 Magazine Interview

No matter whether you are new to the Chicago House scene or a veteran, you have felt the unmistakable energy that happens when a party has just the right combination of music and people....
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Spin Slide and Jack: A History of House Dancing

IN 1998, I GOT MY first experience of a New York club called Shelter, and was immediately struck by the vibe. There was a massive dance floor with hundreds of people dancing by themselves...

Hardkiss: The Story So Far

One year after the tragic death of Scott Hardkiss, Gavin and Robbie Hardkiss have brought the iconic San Francisco label back from the brink. This is the fascinating story of Hardkiss - or, at...

Foundations: 14 Essential Disco Mixers

DEL combs though his collection to bring us 14 of the best of these curious, often anonymous and sometimes unloved Disco mixer records. Previously:   Big Apple 2 ('91) ('82-'83) - Post-disco "Prelude-era" with some of my favorite...
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N’Dinga Gaba: The 5 Magazine Interview

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...

What We Love: Amp Fiddler’s Bassmentality Vol 3

Bassmentality 3 by Amp Fiddler   Few artists in the underground have worked Bandcamp better than Amp Fiddler, whose releases on what is probably the only digital shop that doesn't aggressively fuck artists over are among...

Al Kent: Disco Love

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...
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Fatback: The Last of the Great Dance Bands

Can a band release 35 albums and still be "unsung"? In the case of Fatback, the answer is most certainly "Yes!"
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Halo: The 5 Magazine Interview

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...

Ra Soul is on the Comeback

Ra Soul created the classic Soul Searching EPs on Large Music back in the late 1990s. He talks to 5 Magazine about his inspiring comeback with his new release Take It Slow on So Sound

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It was supposed to be the deal of the century, and in retrospect - if you count art rather than commerce - it was. It was a project bringing together the most talented songwriter...

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...

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