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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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Spirit of the Black 808: Invasion of the Black Bass

Sometime between Record Store Day and Summer, Spirit of the Black 808 will release at least an album's worth of material on two labels. Combined, the two EPs - Infroduction on Hizou and this...
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Hakim Murphy: Murph Tone Jack Session II (Synapsis Records)

Well okay, Hakim: the Chicago producer (and former contributor to this space) Hakim Murphy has been travelling the world this year, both solo and with Ike Release as part of Innerspace Halflife. Following his...
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Meet The Teachers: Every Set from Boiler Room Chicago 2017

A tribute to a tribute to Chicago with DJ Pierre, DJ Hyperactive, Glenn Underground, Paul Johnson, Boo Williams, Mike Dearborn and Ron Trent.

White Visitation Blank Slate 013 Blank Slate

Four tracks of hectic, heady techno from Mexico City's White Visitation.

Floorplan: Music/Tell You No Lie

I really can't figure you people out. Here is a man of worldwide renown, and he's turning out the best records of an illustrious career and clearly some of the best tracks being made...
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Pezzner Returns with The Island Fantastic for Visionquest

Just when Pezzner is out of the picture he slides right back into center frame. He's back after a notable absence from the charts with a new EP getting massive support from the world,...

Chocolate Puma ft. Shermanology: “Only Love Can Save Me”

This is a simple yet effective track from the Amsterdam duo that will be eternally known for their anthem "Give It Up" under their The Fog moniker. Minimum drum structuring along with a 4...
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Ludus Pinsky: Musician, Producer, Maker of Synthesizers

For 5 Magazine's new column focusing on machines and the men and women who love them, we talk to The Analog Session's Ludus Pinsky - "musician, producer, maker of synthesizers". The synth-driven, largely improvisational...

Sound Warrior Loves

Jenifa Mayanja on the new double vinyl release showcasing female producers and dedicated to the memory of Cherushii
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Dudley Strangeways: Soul Five

Dudley Strangeways shines on the fifth installment of soul.on records' Seven Souls vinyl-only series.
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Chicago’s Tied Collective Launches New Label with Memo Boys EP

Made in Chicago like God intended and on vinyl for the pleasure of man, Tied001 is, as you might reckon, the debut release from the Chicago artist collective and party people Tied, who in...
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Raw Ten: Funny Thing (Raw Ten)

I thought I'd done my part when I interviewed Pittsburgh Track Authority and previewed this strange project called Raw Ten (say it out loud), a collaboration between the trio and Nic Offer of !!!...
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Kate Simko and Jeffrey Weeter’s Live AV Experience

Welcome to the future, or one iteration of it. Synesthesia is what they call the association between sight and sound and other sensations, and for most of us it's involuntary. But Chicago's Kate Simko and...
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Jeff Mills Performance Interrupted by Idiots Throwing Shit

http://youtu.be/i0rGtSbdGY4   A good deal of the concern - lawsuits, even - about safety at concerts is aimed at protecting the audience. In Chicago, the E2 club tragedy ten years ago is STILL a lightning rod...

Rhauder and Paul St. Hilaire: Reconnection

Rhauder teams up again with Paul St. Hilaire for another platter of dubby techno on Ornaments.
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DJ Duke presents Return to the Pleasure Dome

DJ Duke! Is there a human being older than 35 that doesn't have a copy of his Moonshine mix CD in their closet? It's like the Appetite for Destruction of the House Music scene...

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...
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How I Play: Steven Tang on the Culture and Craft of DJing

DJs today are confronted with an astonishing number of choices, from vinyl to digital media, controllers, mixers, and the unending stream of more music being released for consumption than at any time in history. It's...
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DJ Qbot – Slap Jaxx Podcast Vol 1

We're very pleased to announce the launch of the Slap Jaxx Podcast, a new Techno mix series curated by Angel Alanis exclusively for 5 Magazine. Slap Jaxx is the name of one of the prolific...

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