video

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...
video

Afrikan Sciences: Means and Ways EP

Seriously, I almost flipped my wig when I first heard the tunes on this 12" from Oakland's Eric Douglas aka Afrikan Sciences. This is soundscaping at work as unique waveforms are presented with three...
video

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

More Russian madness via Wax Ninja record shop in Moscow. Wew.

Ansome: Stowaway Remixed

O/V/R, Perc, Randomer and Ossian remix Ansome's Stowaway from Perc Trax.
g marcell

G. Marcell @ Noon

@ Noon is like a lodestone for Deep House: you can go over this with a potential convert to the Message, unpack this EP and pull out all kinds of brilliant records that influenced Marcell.
DVS1

DVS1 Named Artist In Residence at SmartBar

Every so often, talent and character come together in the same person. And while nobody will pay a $15 cover to hear a DJ's character, it's nice to know that the people you admire...
octave one

Octave One: The 5 Magazine Interview

Talk about the great musical families that have come out of the Midwest, and the Burden Brothers (aka Octave One) are finally getting their proper acclaim
input output

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
video

Fanon Flowers’ Track Modes Series is Old Enough to Vote

Track Modes 4 continues Fanon Flowers' series begun back in 1998.

Occidental: Pariah Dreams

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/255234219" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] There was a time when Acid could be sleazy, when Techno could be something other than "angry" or "ponderous" or sound like the soundtrack for a silent film...
scifisol

SciFiSol: Experimental Drawingboard

New Techno from the purveyors of good Techno at Detroit Underground.

DJ Skull: The Dark Knight EP (Sect)

You could hear this one coming all summer long - like a lumbering giant stalking the nation, I think everyone heard the footfalls. And DJ Skull came through with one of the most unexpected...

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...
video

Electronic Pioneers The System Come Back on Wax

Four tracks from The System's groundbreaking debut on Romantic Records, which presaged techno, perfected new wave and gave electronic bands a blueprint to follow.

Lester Fitzpatrick: Sick

Nothing subtle here: a nine track album released without much fanfare from a guy that makes techno you wish the mainstage gang with corny DJ names still did. DJ Temporal Lobe and DJ Paralegal...

Submerge: Slap Jaxx Podcast #9

DJ Submerge mixes Volume #9 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 ...
kate simko

Kate Simko: The 5 Magazine Interview

With her album Lights Out, Kate Simko joins an illustrious club, taking the ambient sounds of a city and showcasing them with exquisite skill.
Robert Hoodvideo

Robert Hood: Torque One/Movement (Music Man Records)

Something happened. At some point, we lost our way. "Chicago House" to me was anything but what "Chicago House" now means in the wider world. I'm really not trying to sound naive here -...

Basic Frame Releases Manual Screening EP

Driving techno release from Basic Frame on EPM.

WHAT'S HOT

Classic Chicago House Selections from Golf Clap

Midwest heroes Golf Clap select 5 classics from the Midwest rave scene and contribute a special throwback old school Chicago House mix.

THE LATEST

STAY CONNECTED

11,121FansLike
1,589FollowersFollow
8,167FollowersFollow
973FollowersFollow
13,610FollowersFollow