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CHICAGO HAS FOREVER had a troubled history with violence in its inner city neighborhoods, with a total of over 2000 people shot and wounded this year alone. When Angie Tribett received a call from...

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IF YOU SPEND any time in Chicago, you will invariably conclude two things: It is a beautiful city and it is a musical city. With presentations by the finest musicians in every genre, from...
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Sir Rick: The Neverending Reflections of Rick Wade

Detroit producer Rick Wade has been a fixture of the Deep House scene since the early 1990s. Long considered an underground hero - one of those guys we call a "producer's producer" or a...

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.

What Happened to Gemini? A Spencer Kincy Update

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DJ Spen: The 5 Magazine Interview

Baltimore House Music legend DJ Spen talks to 5 Magazine's Czarina Mirani on his career and the state of DJing and the industry.

Foundations’ Essential Guide to Disco Mixers

A recent dig through my vinyl collection yielded some wonderful memories of mixes from the past. They were not mine. In fact I don't even know who did them in most cases. They weren't...

This Year’s Record Store Day Atrocities

Just a handful of the ludicrous "Record Store Day exclusives" on sale this year, most if not all courtesy of the big three major record labels. In other words: Bono & A-ha picture discs are...
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Recorded In Heaven: Remembering Michael Kandel of Tranquility Bass

THE LABELS ON HIS RECORDS SAID that these songs had been "Recorded In Heaven," though after listening you never needed to be told. Tragically, the man that made those celestial tracks - American Trip Hop...

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...
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5 Mag Interviews Todd Edwards – On Disclosure, Daft Punk and His New Album

Two years ago I watched Todd Edwards (twitter | soundcloud) charm the pants off his Chicago audience. Armed with the biggest smile and glow cross necklaces to give away, he danced through his entire...

Prince: Dance 4 Life

You try to be tactful, you don't want to hurt anybody but in the moments after a tremendous tragedy or world-changing event, you sort of have to put your feelings aside and drive where...

Roy Davis, Jr.: What The Future Looks Like

I THINK THAT THE SALES of actual vinyl will start to increase and the digital record stores will become weaker, as the streaming avenues like YouTube, etc. thanks to advertising companies, will become a...
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Listen to Mystic Bill’s Ferocious Throwback “U Won’t C Me”

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Getting to Know Garrett David

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Imagine No Music: The Message with Terry Hunter

Terry Hunter is once again infusing us with positivity and hope through his new EP, featuring an all-star cast of powerhouse vocalists, including Jon Pierce, Byron Stingily, Jamie Principle, Ann Nesby and Chantay Savage,...
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In the Studio with Johnny Fiasco

For 5 Magazine's new column focusing on machines and the men and women who love them, we go into the studio with Chicago's own Johnny Fiasco, who takes up the argument of analog vs....
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The Rise of Vinyl Crowdsourcing

Kickstarters for vinyl are old hat, but a slew of new services promise to take the bite out of vinyl production costs. Silly fad or a start-up dream?
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Kerri Chandler: It’s You (5MagLove)

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Carlos Mena, Ocha and the Invasion of South African House Music

'Big in South Africa' is the new 'Big in Japan'. The sound of South Africa has rejuvenated Soulful House Music

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