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Unconscious Therapy, New House Music Documentary, Debuts in Chicago (Video)

Centuries (okay, a few years) ago, Steven Harnell began recording footage for something tentatively given the very tentative title of An Untitled Documentary About House Music. A few people asked me about it, but...
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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...

Jamie Principle: The 5 Magazine Interview

Not much has been written about Jamie Principle, the Chicago artist whose dark brooding voice haunted us with songs such as "Baby Wants to Ride", "I'll Take You There" and "Cold World." His early...
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Eurodisco Forever: An Essential Voyage Playlist

12 essential tracks from VOYAGE, four French Eurodisco heroes that ruled the discotheque.
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Kenny Bobien, Interviewed by RaShaan Houston

RaShaan Houston interviews fellow vocalist and the most inspiring man in House Music.
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David Marston: The 5 Mag Interview

David Marston has released two sunny and splendidly melodic records for Soul Clap Records, Jamaicalia and Kindness of Bearer. People cannot stop raving about them.
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Listening Room: thatmanmonkz on Burnin’ Up (Shadeleaf Music)

There's a story behind every track, or at least the good ones. Welcome to our new music discovery feature, Listening Room, in which we share a stream of a new track and ask its creator...

The Martinez Brothers: The 5 Magazine Interview

Bursting onto the scene almost four years ago at the tender ages of 13 and 16, the Bronx-born Martinez Brothers have infused new blood and hope in what many see as a plateauing scene....
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CeCe Peniston Interview

IT BEGAN AS a young girl's poem on finding Mr. Right and turned into a song that catapulted her into instant fame. "Finally" was a Billboard #1 hit, went multi-platinum worldwide, and made CeCe...

Robert Williams Music Box Memoirs

At every critical moment in early House Music history, Robert Williams was there. As the owner of the original Warehouse to the Music Box to the parties he continues to throw today, Robert Williams is an icon, a treasure of the Chicago House Music scene.

Marshall Jefferson: The 5 Magazine Interview

Whether you remember him as Virgo, Hercules, On The House, Jungle Wonz, the producer for Ten City or simply Marshall Jefferson (website, discogs, facebook, myspace), he has been in the crates of DJs from...

Steve “Silk” Hurley: What The Future Looks Like

FIVE YEARS FROM NOW I have a feeling that House Music will have made a complete comeback to where it was in the early '90s, but with even more commercial success. I believe it...
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Cajmere: 20 Years of Cajual Records (And Counting)

Somewhere in your town - especially if your town is named Chicago - it's quite likely that at this very moment, a DJ is mixing into the sounds of Cajual right now

Get Snazzy: Meet UK Producer Stevie B.

I've noticed that those who have an amazing ear for music - especially those championing that '90s-tinged garage sound - tend to be the modest ones with little or no publicity hype. Kool...

David Harness: The 5 Magazine Interview

David Harness is quintessential San Francisco, and a testament to a city that lives and breathes deep, soulful House Music.
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Kai Alce: The 5 Magazine Profile

Kai Alce is a man of many talents. The world is finally taking notice.
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Phil Kieran: How I Play

Belfast-based DJ and producer Phil Kieran on the culture and craft of DJing.
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How I Play: Joey Negro 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...

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A sound artist, an experimental composer, a music-making savant with analog machines - this is Jamal Moss, aka Hieroglyphic Being, the next in a lineage of Chicago's electronic producers driven by a vision to...
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Andre Hatchett Interview

ANDRE HATCHETT IS my new party buddy. The first time I met him, he spun at my dance show at the HotHouse and blew everyone away. Fast forward three years later, I make it...

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