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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...
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Onirico’s Stolen Moments (Fast Forward)

Onirico's Stolen Moments resurfaces on Fast Forward and it's still a thrill.
Video Clash

The Story of Video Clash

The strange history of Video Clash, a Chicago House classic.

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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React’s New Event Series Input/Output Welcomes Garrett David

Input/Output at The Mid's Century Room has the goal of featuring some of Chicago’s brightest underground House and Techno producers
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Will Azada: Proper Traxx EP

Will Azada has a touch, a style distinctive enough that you can differentiate his tracks from the stack by ear alone. The first clue: they're really, really good. The Proper Traxx EP is something of an...
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Kate Simko: The 5 Magazine Interview

With her album Lights Out, Kate Simko joins an illustrious club, taking the ambient sounds of a city and showcasing them with exquisite skill.

Tevo Howard (Live): 5 Magazine’s New Mix Monday #163

We've featured a lot of people in our New Mix Monday series. Some are legends, some are local heroes, some are people just getting into the game. Our selection process is very much based...
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Muon’s Broken Dreams

Bandcamp techno find, Muon's Broken Dreams is a breath of fresh air.
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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.

Hakim Murphy: The Chocolate Dice EP

D3 Elements has built a hell of a roster in the last three years: Hakim Murphy's The Chocolate Dice rubs shoulders with tracks from Mike Clark, Terrence Parker, Dan Curtin, D-Knox and two records...
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Electronic Pioneers The System Come Back on Wax

Four tracks from The System's groundbreaking debut on Romantic Records, which presaged techno, perfected new wave and gave electronic bands a blueprint to follow.
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Tape Hiss: In the Realms of the Unreal

Love Notes from Brooklyn drops Tape Hiss' In The Realms of the Unreal, seemingly inspired by Chicago outsider artist Henry Darger's 15,145 page opus.

Occidental: Pariah Dreams

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/255234219" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] There was a time when Acid could be sleazy, when Techno could be something other than "angry" or "ponderous" or sound like the soundtrack for a silent film...
Steven Tang

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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What We Love: MISC Brings Pittsburgh Center Stage

Oh man is this the truth. More good music from Pittsburgh - hotbed of American electronic music that it is - with a comp put together under the banner of a new imprint, “MISC,”...
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MNLTH: Laser 80 (Organic Analogue)

Super eclectic electro from Organic Analogue: MNLTH's Laser 80 is one of the most challenging but most wonderful records I've heard this year.
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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.

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....
DJ Hyperactive

DJ Hyperactive (Live Vinyl Set at Primary)

Here we are now - Volume 2 of the Slap Jaxx Podcast - the SLAPCAST, if you will - a new Techno mix series curated by Angel Alanis exclusively for 5 Magazine. Volume 2 is...

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Session Victim: Listen To Your Heart

5 Magazine's Dustin Kinney talks to Session Victim ahead of the release of their new LP Listen To Your Heart.

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