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Spirit of the Black 808: Invasion of the Black Bass

Sometime between Record Store Day and Summer, Spirit of the Black 808 will release at least an album's worth of material on two labels. Combined, the two EPs - Infroduction on Hizou and this...
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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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Lights burn out; hype fades away & becomes subject to ridicule; bottle rockets roar and then pop. But if you're looking for a guide to charting your way through the underground, Mike Huckaby wrote the...

Unit Black Flight: Evocations

If John Carpenter made a record for Plus-8, it might have sounded a bit like Evocations from Unit Black Flight.
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Onirico’s Stolen Moments (Fast Forward)

Onirico's Stolen Moments resurfaces on Fast Forward and it's still a thrill.

Somewhere on the HIGHway to Chapora

This was either the last nice find of the previous year or the first of the new one - I can’t remember which, but it’s been out long enough that I feel some shame...
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Reeko: Constellation Andromeda (Modularz)

If you are ever tasked with writing about Techno tunes, it's really important to remember the context in which so much of it is meant to be heard. Sure, you could sit and listen...
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Andre Crom: Off the Safe Path & Into the World

Change and reinvention through the eyes (and ears) of DJ and producer Andre Crom.
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TenGrams: SpaceLab

The Italian dance music pioneers Alessandro and Davide Piatto from N.O.I.A. showcase their new project, the dreamy and classic techno sound of TenGrams on the SpaceLab EP.
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Rob Threezy and DJ Rampage (Live at Primary)

Rob Threezy and DJ Rampage mix this week's SLAPCAST, the Slap Jaxx Podcast techno mix series curated by Chicago's Angel Alanis exclusively for 5 Magazine. This set was recorded live at the Techno For A...

Summer (Brendon Collins): From Camp With Love

Three tracks of warm, melodic Techno from Tulipa Recordings' Brendon Collins.

Ansome: Stowaway Remixed

O/V/R, Perc, Randomer and Ossian remix Ansome's Stowaway from Perc Trax.
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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.
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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...
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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
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Nachtbraker’s Quartet Series Throws the Spotlight on Kuzma Palkin

Kuzma Palkin's "Macho Culture" is the 3rd in Nachtbraker's body-conscious Bodybuilder Quartet series.

Carl Taylor: Debbie’s Groove (w/ Robert Hood Remix)

Blindfolded and the business end of a Glock to your head, you'd guess this is a Floorplan record. And if you've read any of last issue's interview with Robert Hood, you have an idea...

PercTrax Goes “One Louder” from Ghost In The Machine

Screams from machines strapped down and beaten until they break and then pieced back together from Ghost In The Machine on PercTrax.
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Fanon Flowers’ Track Modes Series is Old Enough to Vote

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

Occidental: Pariah Dreams

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