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Listen to Mystic Bill’s Ferocious Throwback “U Won’t C Me”

Nothing sensitive or subtle about this one. Mystic Bill - the man who DJ'd for your favorite DJ's DJ - teams up with German label Snuff Trax for the forthcoming EP U Won't C...
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It’s Robert Hood’s World and We’re Just Living In It

So this is how it went: Robert Hood returned to Movement in May, dropped the remixes of the best track on the debut Floorplan album, Paradise, the week of, and then backslapped the masses...
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Primitive Sci-Fi: Untitled (Unestablished Moves)

The first thing you noticed were the words "Chicago" and "Detroit" becoming adjectives rather than nouns. A Chicago Sound, A Detroit Sound - you can find a hundred tracks released each day described as...
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Damon Wild & Epi Centrum: Produkt

Veteran producer Damon Wild reinvigorates the Synewave imprint on this tight collaboration with Epi Centrum.

Taped Artifact Releases A Fiction Universe V/A Compilation

Deep, sensual Techno marks the latest EP and the fifth overall release from Amsterdam's Taped Artifact.

Hiroshi Watanabe: Multiverse

There's always been a distinct spiritual side to Hiroshi Watanabe's records. Some of them - I'm thinking distinctively of "Soul Traveler" and the rest of "Sync Positive" here - sound less like records made...
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Mike Dehnert: Switch Back To City EP

One of the fundamental issues with modern dancefloor-oriented techno is that, in catering to the needs of DJs, what gets lost is the idea of finding one's own sound and creating something that allows...
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Tevo Howard: The 5 Magazine Interview

5 Magazine's interview with Tevo Howard: the true hero of the underground.

You Can’t Get Enough of Josh Wink’s Balls

Philadelphia's Josh Wink is releasing his first EP in four years on his acclaimed Ovum label. "Balls", the sprawling title track, is a return of sorts to the rugged 303-based material he released in...

Derrick May DJ Mix at The Barn (Braintree, Essex) – August 24 1989

Spoiler: 1989 was almost 30 years ago! Classic House and Techno mix from Detroit godfather Derrick May.
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Rondell Adams: A 5 Mag Mix #35

FIERCE new mix and interview from Rondell Adams for A 5 Mag Mix, 5 Magazine's signature House Music mix series.

Chicanismo: The 5 Mag Interview with Santiago Salazar

"Chicanismo is a concept that integrates self-awareness with cultural identity, a necessary step in developing spiritual consciousness. Therefore the term is grounded in a philosophy, not a nationality. Chicanismo does not exclude anyone, rather...

In Residence with Housepitality, San Francisco

The poet Allen Ginsberg called them the "classic stations of the earth" - the points on a map where people seemed to gather, quite spontaneously, to celebrate life and create a scene. We're calling...
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Area: Where I Am Now

Where I Am Now is the debut LP from Chicago-based producer Area (aka m50) released on Francois K's Wave Music imprint. Featuring 12 tracks of pulsing, adventurous electronic music, of moody lows and exhilarating...
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This Is Franktronic – Slap Jaxx Podcast Volume 5

Franktronic mixes this week's SLAPCAST, the Slap Jaxx Podcast techno mix series curated by Chicago's Angel Alanis exclusively for 5 Magazine. Franktronic says he's a "Chicago lifer with an unoriginal story": He spent the '90s like...
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Various Artists: Discordian Dreaming 8

Discordian Dreaming takes in the full breadth of the label's output, from terse, borderline-sinister late night tech house moods to meditative, goose-bump inducing electronica.
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Machines, Ghosts & Harmonies: More Ghost Than Man’s Stunning Debut LP

A new guise from an old familiar face: More Ghost Than Man releases one of the most stunning debut LPs of the year.
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Nathan Drew Larsen: Prairie Path Frustration

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Mistress 5 Is The Most Ambitious Record Released This Year

Amidst all of the doom and gloom of the music industry - as a few dollars are replaced with a few dimes and now a few dimes by a few pennies, courtesy of streaming...
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DVS1 Interview

Zak, aka DVS1 (Hush Sound | SoundCloud | Facebook) broke through on an international scale following the release of his 2009 debut on Klockworks. It was one of those "overnight" waves of success that...

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