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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...

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X-Former gets remixed by Oniris and Hobo for the Midwest stalwarts at Tulipa.
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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...

Metamorphic Reissues Titonton’s Classic Embryonic

The Midwest massive gets better with age - just glance at any credible chart from week to week and you'll see new records from House Music and Techno producers who came of age in...
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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...
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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...

Four Play Sessions vol 21: Chicagodeep & Taelue

Four Play Sessions is a mix series from Chicago's Four Play Music and featuring the talents of Mr. Andrew Emil & Friends, published each month exclusively for 5 Magazine. This set is from Chicagodeep and...
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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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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...

Kurt Baggaley: Look so Fragile

Kurt Baggaley's minimal masterpieces find a home on Bandcamp.
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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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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 -...

Chicanismo: The 5 Mag Interview with Santiago Salazar

"Chicanismo is a concept that integrates self-awareness with cultural identity, a necessary step in developing spiritual consciousness. Therefore the term is grounded in a philosophy, not a nationality. Chicanismo does not exclude anyone, rather...
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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.
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Various Artists: Qurated from Face To Face

Of all things retro that are coming back in style, the one I welcome most is DJs being given more time and more room to breathe within their sets. As someone who learned her...

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.

DJ Psycho: “Staying Still is Death”

Greatly loved, highly outspoken, Dezi Magby aka DJ Psycho from Detroit is a madman behind the tables, his wildly kinetic sets leaving an unforgettable imprint in our psyche. The Flint native recently came to...
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Gunnar Haslam: Scale No Flam

Scorching serving of acid from The Bunker, Mike Servito, Justin Cudmore and Gunnar Haslam.
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Uncompromising Techno from Tunnel’s Diaspora EP

In a dance music landscape which seems to be becoming more musically conservative by the day, it's always hugely refreshing to hear something uncompromising and different. Chicago's own Tunnel has been steadily building the...

Taped Artifact Releases A Fiction Universe V/A Compilation

Deep, sensual Techno marks the latest EP and the fifth overall release from Amsterdam's Taped Artifact.

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