video

Various Artists: Deep Club

It's usually with a bit of embarrassment that I write about the records of ex-Chicagoans. The "brain drain" is real, it's been going on for decades now and it's never going to stop. Deep...
thoughts from chicago

Daryl Cura, Frique, Isoke, Chicago Skyway, DCook: Thoughts from Chicago Vol 4

People ask what's happening in Chicago these days. Pick up this record from Eargasmic and you'll have a good idea of what should be.
grid based beats hiawatha service

Grid Based Beats Celebrates the Chicago-Milwaukee Connection

Grid Based Beats celebrates the Chicago-Milwaukee Techno Connection on Hiawatha Service, featuring tracks from Lester Fitzpatrick, Frankie Vega, Tim Vitek and more.

Ponyrok Closing Set at Deep Club 5 Year Anniversary

New DJ set recorded at Deep Club's 5 year anniversary featuring Deep Club resident Ponyrok.
Robert Hood

Robert Hood: The Faith and the Fury

We almost lost Detroit. It's the title of a song, one of Gil Scott-Heron's best, but that phrase often comes to mind when I read another accidental obituary for the Motor City. Detroit's decline is...
Pezzner

Pezzner and The Last Night In Utopia

It's impossible to trivialize the impact of The Tracks Are Alive, Dave Pezzner's 2010 album on Freerange Records. A key catalyst in pushing Deep House back to the top of the underground music scene,...

KiNK’s Playground Remixed by Josh Wink, Matthew Herbert & More

The antidote to boring, mediocre and frowningly serious dance music, KiNK's Playground album gets remixed from an illustrious roster including Josh Wink, Matthew Herbert, Radio Slave and Dusky.

Chris Minus: Drained Delays EP

This is just one great Chris Minus EP released in April, but without question the easiest to get excited about. The man from Denmark understands how to create one serious groove. Chez Damier talked about...

Hakim Murphy: The Chocolate Dice EP

D3 Elements has built a hell of a roster in the last three years: Hakim Murphy's The Chocolate Dice rubs shoulders with tracks from Mike Clark, Terrence Parker, Dan Curtin, D-Knox and two records...

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.

What We Love: Dave Clarke’s White Noise Retrospective

After 500 episodes of his White Noise radio series, Dave Clarke has put together an eclectic collection of ferocious techno and scrapyard electro for your enjoyment. Dave Clarke Presents: A White Noise Retrospective is out...
john tejada therapy

John Tejada’s Therapy

Palette drops this minimalistic but warm and inviting EP from John Tejada.

Dan Curtin’s “Deserted Station” on 10″ Wax for Melodymathics

Melodymathics consistently releases terrific records from some of my heroes and my heroes' heroes: Alex Agore is a frequent flyer by now, and had a fantastic Record Store Day release with the label that...

Faceless Junkies Deluxe: Acid on Acid is Heaven on Earth Vol 6

Insane bandcamp acid and techno from Faceless Junkies Deluxe. Play it loud.

Jeff Derringer on Seven Years of OKTAVE

Chicago DJ Jeff Derringer celebrates seven years of his Oktave residency and playing Techno in a House Music town.

Review: CMD’s Haptic Controls on Jacktone

CMD's Haptic Controls is one of the best records in Jacktone's catalog, and I say with full understanding how great that catalog is.
Robert Hoodvideo

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...
ATTA

ATTA – Slap Jaxx Podcast Volume 3

Japanese DJ ATTA takes over this week's SLAPCAST, the Slap Jaxx Podcast techno mix series curated by Chicago's Angel Alanis exclusively for 5 Magazine. Born in 1987 and based on Awaji Island, Japan, ATTA is...
Franktronic

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...

Ron S.: Blackjack EP on Anode Records

Reminiscent of the dreamy aggression of latter-day Robert Hood, Ron S.'s "Blackjack" is hypnotic in your earphones and devastating in effect.

MUST READ!

Cornelius SA – A 5 Mag Mix 69

One of the dope producers generating heat from South Africa, with records on Dopewax, remixes for Tortured Soul and more, Cornelius SA delivers an exclusive new 5 Mag Mix.

THE LATEST

STAY CONNECTED

12,192FansLike
2,178FollowersFollow
8,167FollowersFollow
2,078FollowersFollow
15,293FollowersFollow

12 Years of Breaking Records

Don’t miss a beat: subscribe to 5 Mag’s free email blast and get House Music news, exclusive features and events sent twice per week.