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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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Nathan Drew Larsen: Prairie Path Frustration

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Blake Baxter & Thomas Barnett Release Four313

Blake Baxter and Thomas Barnett and bunch of Detroit OGs are getting together. Good records are coming.
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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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Philadelphia's Josh Wink is releasing his first EP in four years on his acclaimed Ovum label. "Balls", the sprawling title track, is a return of sorts to the rugged 303-based material he released in...

Unit Black Flight: Evocations

If John Carpenter made a record for Plus-8, it might have sounded a bit like Evocations from Unit Black Flight.
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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...
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Len Faki Remixes Frankie Bones’ Bump Your Head

Frankie Bones "Bump Your Head" is a classic, and Len Faki treats it with a refreshing irreverence.
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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.

m50: 5 Magazine’s New Mix Monday #169

We published a full interview with m50 (aka Area) last year, when he released his debut album Where I Am Now on Wave Music. So if you want the long story, you can go...

Submerge: Slap Jaxx Podcast #9

DJ Submerge mixes Volume #9 of the SLAPCAST, the monthly Slap Jaxx Podcast techno mix series curated by Chicago's Angel Alanis exclusively for 5 Magazine.   Subscribe on iTunes On Mixcloud ...

DJ Skull: The Dark Knight EP (Sect)

You could hear this one coming all summer long - like a lumbering giant stalking the nation, I think everyone heard the footfalls. And DJ Skull came through with one of the most unexpected...

Ben Long’s The Other Side Remixes

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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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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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Mike Dehnert: Switch Back To City EP

One of the fundamental issues with modern dancefloor-oriented techno is that, in catering to the needs of DJs, what gets lost is the idea of finding one's own sound and creating something that allows...
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John Tejada’s Therapy

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

Space Meow Doll: San San (Remixes)

This is a label I should write about more often. Firm Tracks has a great name, garish art and something like a family vibe that makes every record feel like a less malignant version...
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Machines, Ghosts & Harmonies: More Ghost Than Man’s Stunning Debut LP

A new guise from an old familiar face: More Ghost Than Man releases one of the most stunning debut LPs of the year.
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Pay Close Attention: DEMF, Not Movement, Is July 4 Weekend and FEMT is Something...

This is what editors used to call "burying the lede", back when there were still gainfully employed editors who could tell you what a "lede" was. Four paragraphs into this story published today about...

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