5 Magazine 148 The Freakeasy
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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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Listen to Mystic Bill’s Ferocious Throwback “U Won’t C Me”

Nothing sensitive or subtle about this one. Mystic Bill - the man who DJ'd for your favorite DJ's DJ - teams up with German label Snuff Trax for the forthcoming EP U Won't C...
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Listening Room: Dakini9 on Trail Markers

There's a story behind every track, or at least the good ones. Welcome to our new music discovery feature, Listening Room, in which we share a stream of a new track and ask its creator...
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Josh Wink: Balls (Ovum)

Motown released twenty #1 singles during the 1960s. Freed by the digital marketplace from having to package, market or even pay for releases, today's Berry Gordys hold on to the notion that a guy...
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im/Print: Minneapolis Exchange

Our second new label profile features Aaron Bliss and Minneapolis Exchange, the new vinyl imprint from the great American midwest.

Galaxies Merging: Dan Curtin Takes His Talents to EPM

Sweet mother of mercy does Dan Curtin make some ferocious shit. There are very few people these days who I can call on when a certain mood strikes - who can hit just the...

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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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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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,...

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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Truncate: 7_1 12 inch Mixes

Originally released as a 7 inch, Truncate's 7_1 gets the remix treatment from Ambivalent and Silent Servant.

Hakim Murphy & Rev S: CPH Sessions

This right here - this is the good shit. CPH Sessions is the best work Hakim Murphy has done and I say that knowing just how many amazing records he's got under his belt....
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Maria Goetz Live at Tresor Mix

Maria Goetz mixes 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 Tresor by Maria, a Midwest DJ influenced...

I-Robots Reconstructs Techno Classics for The Detroit People Mover EP

Our friend and fearless ally I-Robots (aka Gianluca Pandullo) has announced the release of his forthcoming The Detroit People Mover EP, featuring I-Robots "reconstructions" of classic material from Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Orlando...

Groove Slave/Thomas Barnett: Visillusion 10

Thomas Barnett is Detroit - that simple statement is a mantra, it's a well-worn cliche by this point but when it comes to Barnett it's also true
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Ali Berger’s Phone Calls EP

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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...

Chicago Underground: Kevin Starke Interview & Free Track Download

Chicago Underground is a new regular feature in 5 Magazine, in which we'll be featuring Chicago producers and giving away a free download of one of their tracks so you can check out their...
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Ricky Sinz’s Groove

New mix from Ricky Sinz for our new Groove series of DJ mixes.
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In the Studio with Anthony “Shake” Shakir

For 5 Magazine's monthly feature on musical machines and the men & women who love them, we talk with Detroit electronic music pioneer and Frictional Recordings owner Anthony "Shake" Shakir. Mr. Shakir's work as...

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