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Getting Lost in the Slinky Lo-Fi Beats of Computer Data’s Geary

A kind of lo-fi, low-key gem of emotional deep techno.

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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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...

Rareified Air from Keith Worthy, Hieroglyphic Being & Steven Tang

Made in Detroit and remixed in Chicago, three guys I love a lot come together for Aesthetic Audio.
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Beau Wanzer: Untitled & Unknown

"Beau Wanzer's twelve track album of material culled from old tapes vacuums up the atmosphere and wears your teeth down to stubs..." Half of the fun of listening to an album like the Untitled LP...

Booka Shade and Life In a Post-EDM World

The German duo talks to 5 Magazine about Movements10 and live performance ahead of their show December 1 2016 at Concord Music Hall.

Occidental: Pariah Dreams

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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.
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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...

Secret Studio: A 5 Mag Mix #49

Tyrel Williams and Bai-ee are Secret Studio Records, presenting a sound steeped in acid, jack tracks and the rawest House and Techno imaginable. Here is their new & exclusive 5 Mag Mix.
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Mystic Bill: The Lost Cassette Trax Vol 1

Rough and aggressive tracks from the future rescued from the past: something for your mind from the Chicago legacy of Mystic Bill.
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KiNK: Playground

No sluggish soundsculpting or shoegaze-with-drum-machines for KiNK, who stays on the cutting edge without recycling old tropes, and whose experimental tracks are made with such joy.

Myles Serge: Syntax Error

The Transitional Man, Myles Sergé unveils an eclectic three track, 28 minute EP for Dan Curtin's highly buyonsightworthy label, Metamorphic Recordings. Genre namechecks are a source of frustration for people these days, and I'm...
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Innerspace Halflife: Inspired By The Stars, Made In Chicago

Space, in the words of minimalist composer Terry Riley, is "surely the realm of dreams and imagination," the "feeding ground for poets and musicians". Ike Release and Hakim Murphy have created a record inspired...
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Noleian Reusse: First Generation

Cosmic 8bit space Techno from Chicago's Noleian Reusse makes for a compelling EP on Bio Rhythm.
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Malcolm Moore, Chicago Skyway, Specter, Steven Tang: Pancake Sessions

Attention Deep House heads: there is vinyl heat circulating in breakfast form entitled Pancake Sessions. The label is equipped with delicious pancake art on Side A and the cool-down after a Tetrode-Downbeat party on...
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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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Titonton Duvante: Recapitulate EP Vol 2

Soul Research has brought back Titonton Duvante for a second EP, closing the books on Recapitulate in dramatic fashion.

Strong Souls: Deep Sensation

You know those mysterious black slabs you see in the shop with little ID other than a smudged stamp and a single fingerprint on the sleeve? Where do they come from? France, in this...
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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.

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From the furthest reaches of the North American continent, Nordic Trax has established itself as an indispensable voice in the house music scene. Owner Luke McKeehan on 20 years of keeping it alive.

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