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Colette: The 5 Magazine Interview

Rees Urban's 2010 cover story with Chicago's pride, DJ Colette.

Finding God on the Dancefloor

Inside the Christian Rave scene with God's DJs

Ultra Chic: Ultra Nate Reloaded

Any reporter could interview Ultra Naté every week - or every day - and walk away with a great story. The legendary dance music diva doesn't just have the personal charm and irresistible magnetism...
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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...

Dennis Ferrer Reinvents Himself, Again & Again

Never one to be shy about his views on the current musical climate, Dennis Ferrer's interviews always draw lots of attention. Getting ready to play here in Chicago this Friday, this time he tackles festival...

Where’s The House? The 8 Best House Music Events at SXSW

Austin’s SXSW is an annual bastion of live music, celebrity sightings, technology, free booze, free food and it takes endurance to make it through it all! The music portion of the festival kicks off...
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Soviet Disco: The Tripped Out World of ’80s Communist Exercise Records

In 2010, a label called Secret Stash dropped a record called Soviet Funk Volume 1. It was a previously unheard collection of funk tracks "recorded by Pavel Sysoyev in Abakan" - the capital city...
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5 Questions with… Gene Farris

  01: We last caught up with you in April 2008. You've been back in Chicago for more than a year now; what have you been up to on the local tip? I do a residency...
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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.

Groove Assassin: The 5 Magazine Interview

If you currently play House Music of any sort you're sure to know who Groove Assassin (facebook, myspace) is. He remixes and produces gems on a near weekly basis for pretty much every staple...

Straight Outta South Central LA: It’s a WAR

Conflict is loved by few, disliked by most, and needed at times. Musically, conflict can be defined as a fusion of genres, a cacophony of sounds, key or tempo changes, and even actual conflict...

Kid Enigma: He’s Different

When people say Chicago has the history but not the future, they're probably not tuned in to the fierce undercurrent of hardworking artists that have been diligently plowing away at their craft. Keith Rafael...
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Todd Edwards: The 5 Magazine Interview

You know a Todd Edwards song when you hear it. And his contributions to the UK Garage scene from the early '90s onwards continues to impress.

Before the Last Dance: Southport Weekender’s Alex Lowes

THERE ARE VERY FEW FESTIVALS like Southport Weekender. The very name of it elicits a feeling of warmth, hospitality and of coming home. With today's mind numbing pyrotechnics, billion watt sound systems and DJ...
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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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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...

New Documentary Trailer: Back In The House

A long trailer from a new documentary has surfaced on youtube, featuring classic scenes of New York City nightlife circa the mid 1990s, including Body and Soul, the Tunnel and more
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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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Alex Lawton’s 5 Underrated UK Garage Labels

Documentary filmmaker Alex Lawton selects five underrated record labels from UK Garage history.
Josh Milan

Josh Milan: The 5 Magazine Interview

When you talk about Blaze, you're talking about House Music royalty. The legendary duo released almost twenty full length albums, countless hit songs and remixes for Diana Ross, Aretha, Jamiroquai, and more... But that's all...

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