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Now and Then: Ten Years of Hudd Traxx

Hudd Traxx turns ten in 2015, and part one of their landmark anniversary compilation packs one hell of a wallop. It's easy, as we all know, to release records like you're making a festival flyer:...
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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...
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Harry Wolfman & Laurence Guy: The Lone Grazer EP

Having just heard the sad news that the brilliant Lost My Dog Records are to close their doors in 2015, I must confess that writing this review feels bittersweet to say the least. Young...
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Boo Williams: Looney Chunes Vol 1 / Back To The Future

Color me amazed. New label Contemporary Scarecrow has planted a foot firmly in the scene by dragging several classic Boo Williams compositions out of the cobwebs and blending them with four brand new cuts....
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Jenifa Mayanja and Dakini9: Heading Into Tomorrow/Polarity Shift (Sound Warrior)

Hakim Murphy turned me on to a ton of great records in the year he was writing for 5 Magazine. His review of Jenifa Mayanja's full length Walking In The Shadows LP was such...
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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...
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Caserta’s “Ricky” Is Another Grand Shadeleaf Release

Shadeleaf has been somewhat over-represented in our review section over the last year. It's for good reason, and you should prepare for many more. thatmanmonkz continues to give a clinic in modern A&R with...
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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...
Ron Hall Muthafunkaz Tom Moulton Remix

Tom Moulton & Dimitri from Paris Remix “The Way You Love Me” from Ron...

Glitterbox drops two searing remixes by Dimitri from Paris and disco legend Tom Moulton of the 2006 track Ron Hall & The Muthafunkaz track "The Way You Love Me" featuring Marc Evans.
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Discograph: Aathee Records

Czarina Mirani profiles the forward thinking Chicago label Aathee Records, with a free download of their newest EP.
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Sunship: City Life (Filter, 1997)

UK Garage Classics: Information about Sunship: City Life from 1997. Discover more about UK Garage history and the best UK Garage tracks and UK Garage classics at 5 Magazine.
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#ListenUp Funked Up Disco on Doc Link’s Southside Boogie

Doc Link's "Southside Boogie" is a hunk of funked up disco, soul with strings and a manic bassline groove.
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Alexander Robotnick’s Archives Vol 3

Robotnick is at his eclectic best with this edition of his Archives series; each of the 3 tracks can be readily classified but trying to come up with an overall thread of continuity is...
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Spirit of the Black 808: Guerilla Shit EP (Synapsis Records)

On Chicago native Spirit of the Black 808's new EP we are treated to the producer's penchant for a deep, moody and layered sound. The A side contains "King Kong" and "Guerilla Shit". "King...
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Andy Vaz: 7 Inches of Straight Vacationing Part II (Yore)

This is a neat limited release package: a 200 issue pressing of a pair of brilliant remixes from Andy Vaz's Straight Vacationing LP. Patrice Scott's remix is stunning: it opens with a fuzzy 303...
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Jennifer Hudson ft. R. Kelly: It’s Your World

Jennifer Hudson, R. Kelly, Wayne Williams and Terry Hunter. What do these legendary names all have in common? Well, the obvious answer is Chicago, but I bet you NEVER would have uttered "House Music"...
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Junia: The Next Level EP (Magnetic Recordings)

Sometimes I truly don't understand why it's so hard to sell audiences on what I call straight-up House Music. I use that phrase to describe a sound that stretches across and uses multiple subgenres...
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Adam Pickrell ft. Daniel Hardaway: Reach Suite Remixes

It seems like 2014 has been - well maybe this is every year, but it's been a back-and-forth mix of horrible and beautiful. Take your pick of events. Losing Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Robin...
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Shiro Schwarz: Together/Boogie Ghost

Chicago's Star Creature releases another magical platter of synth boogie from duo Shiro Schwarz.
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Listen to Rare Soviet Underground New Wave from the ’80s

Zero: Two demos from cult '80s Soviet Union New Wave band Kofe released by Other Voices.

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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.

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