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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...

Marc King: Ever Forward (FXHE)

At a time when most American labels are having trouble getting records pressed, the greatest problem Omar S and FXHE are having is keeping them in stock. As of May 2015, Detroit's FXHE has...

Ksky, Babak, Xio, Pak0: Jam EP Vol 1

More Russian madness via Wax Ninja record shop in Moscow. Wew.
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Forever Punk: Locked Club & RLGN

What is going on in Russia right now? Four tracks of smoldering electronics and swagger on wax from Locked Club, RLGN and Private Persons.
Video Clash

The Story of Video Clash

The strange history of Video Clash, a Chicago House classic.
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Mike Huckaby: Live in Japan (1995)

Classic House Mix from 1995 featuring Mike Huckaby playing hard as f-ck techno in Japan.

Road Trip? Tec-Troit is a Free 3 Day Festival This Weekend in Detroit

This Friday, Tec-Troit - a free, three day, all ages festival - takes over Harmonie Park in Detroit and doesn't let go until Sunday night. The festival features local talent from the city, ranging from...
DJ Skull

DJ Skull: Don’t Look Back

One of the most versatile producers to come out of Chicago in the 1990s, DJ Skull is back on the scene and working at a more prolific pace than ever. Consider it making up for...

The Virtual Life of Dwell

The debut of Dwell on Of Paradise features dubby four track blends of deep house and techno.

Macaulay (Not Culkin) Goes Home Alone on Twirl

Chicago's Twirl Recordings releases Home Alone from Mexican DJ and producer Macaulay.
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React’s New Event Series Input/Output Welcomes Garrett David

Input/Output at The Mid's Century Room has the goal of featuring some of Chicago’s brightest underground House and Techno producers

Noleian Reusse: First Generation

Cosmic 8bit space Techno from Chicago's Noleian Reusse makes for a compelling EP on Bio Rhythm.

Burial: Young Death/Nightmarket (Hyperdub)

These come out of nowhere and something would feel quite wrong if there seemed to be a discernible plan behind Burial releases.

Myles Sergé: A 5 Mag Mix vol 22

Will Sumsuch talks to Myles Sergé for A 5 Mag Mix, volume 22 in our series.   The 5 Mag Mix by Myles Sergé On iTunes On HearThis On Mixcloud Myles Sergé: The 5 Mag Interview A reclusive perfectionist, Techno...

NERKKIRN: Obervolt EP (V-Records)

When you spend a lot of time going through modern techno music, you find a lot of stuff that sounds big and polished and clean, but lacks any sort of real energy, inspiration or...
Josh Wink

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...

Frankie Vega: Vintage Gateway

Frankie Vega knows where all the bodies are buried in this city.

Slap Jaxx Podcast Vol 8 – Chachi Guerrero

317techno's Chachi Guerrero mixes Volume #8 of the SLAPCAST, the monthly Slap Jaxx Podcast techno mix series curated by Chicago's Angel Alanis exclusively for 5 Magazine.   Subscribe on iTunes On Mixcloud ...
Pittsburgh Track Authority

Pittsburgh Track Authority: The 5 Magazine Interview

Meet Preslav Lefterov, Thomas Cox and Adam Ratana, collectively Pittsburgh Track Authority. And remember their names, because these three guys from Pittsburgh will restore your faith in the American dance music scene.   So how did...

Phil Kieran’s Blinded By The Sun LP Gets Another Remix Pack

Mano Le Tough, David Holmes and especially Matthew Herbert remix tracks from Phil Kieran's Blinded By the Sun album.


Duke Shin and 5 Years of Bringing The Goods

Exclusive mix and interview with Duke Shin, purveyor of fine beats and impresario behind The Goods Thursday nights, celebrating their 5th anniversary.




12 Years of Breaking Records

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