Tortured Soul

In the Studio with Tortured Soul

Every month 5 Magazine's Man & Machine features talks about musical machines with the men & women who love them. This month we focus on live instruments and production, in our talk with two members...
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Life & Music in the State of Dave

5 Magazine's Issue 138 cover story with Pezzner on Title Track, making a living and pursing a life worth living. In short: Life is good.
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Kerri Chandler: The Drive (5MagLove)

Dick Dickler: The Drive A freebee: the opening "phone conversation" from this incredible song is the answer to the question so many of you that have asked: "What WAS that sexy accapella you played?" While...
Marques Wyatt

Marques Wyatt: The 5 Magazine Interview

IT MAY BE THE center of the entertainment industry, but Los Angeles seems like the edge of the world when it comes to House music. Or so it would seem to those of us...
Steven Tang

How I Play: Steven Tang on the Culture and Craft of DJing

DJs today are confronted with an astonishing number of choices, from vinyl to digital media, controllers, mixers, and the unending stream of more music being released for consumption than at any time in history. It's...

5 Questions with DJ Lil John…

We were shocked to hear that our friend, former Red Dog resident DJ Lil John Coleman, was no longer on the air at WGCI where he had been a mix show DJ for almost...

Getting to Know Scott Diaz

Getting to know UK producer Scott Diaz, who has come out of nowhere to release four smokin' hot EPs in the last four months

Beyond Real: DJ Spinna, circa 2015

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...
Frankie Knuckles

This Entire Scene Was Frankie Knuckles’ Dance Floor

Where do you begin the story of the man who began it all? The man who began it for you? Should I start at the beginning - the literal beginning, the first three words of...
DJ Russoul

Hawaii’s Biggest Afterhours Hits Chicago: DJ Russoul and Asylum

While you get guest DJs to come play at your club, it's not often you get a well known party to come and represent its entire philosophy. Chicago is in for a treat with...
Gino Soccio

Whatever Happened to Gino Soccio?

As I drove back from Brooklyn with my friends, DJ colleagues, and orchestrators of the seminal Sundae party in Philly Dirty and Lee Jones, we were all taken aback by what we had just...
michael ezebukwu

Michael Ezebukwu: The 5 Magazine Interview

What do you know about Michael Ezebukwu? One of the legendary, most obscure original Chicago House DJs mounts a comeback.

Did You Miss Me: On the Road with Tortured Soul

Hailing from Brooklyn, the multitalented three-piece band Tortured Soul is made up of bassist Jason Kriveloff (aka JKriv), keyboardist Ethan White and drummer/lead vocalist John-Christian Urich. Since interviewing them nearly three years ago for...

Rees Urban: What The Future Looks Like

AT THIS POINT I'M absolutely lost with the direction of dance music. It's at an all time high as far as the fanbase is under the umbrella of EDM, but at an all time...
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Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy and How House Music Movies Are Made

Everyone will be Unsung. Including you.
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Where To Buy House Music in Chicago

It's a cliche, but buying music these days is something more commonly done behind a computer, in isolation, than in person and in your neighborhood. Especially with DJ-centered genres like House Music, Techno and...

Label Profile: DJ Mes and Guesthouse

5 Mag's Label Profile series is a new feature, with curiously in-depth overviews of some of our favorite House Music labels. Recognizing that most labels (especially these days) are a labor of love of...

Booka Shade and Life In a Post-EDM World

The German duo talks to 5 Magazine about Movements10 and live performance ahead of their show December 1 2016 at Concord Music Hall.

The Record Cutter: Todd Mariana

Every month 5 Magazine's Man+Machine features talks about musical machines and the men & women who love them. This month, we're going in a little different direction. Meet (if you don't already know him) Todd Mariana....
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DJ Spinna on Southport Weekender

Southport Weekender 48, the UK dance music bonanza, announced their line-up this week and it's mind-boggling. Joining first-billed headliner Frankie Knuckles on May 11th through May 13th are David Morales, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Kenny...

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Chicago’s Frankie Knuckles Mural Is Coming Back

The news we've been waiting for: the iconic mural to the most iconic Frankie Knuckles has a new home.

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