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...
Mike Huckaby

Mike Huckaby: The 5 Magazine Interview

Lights burn out; hype fades away & becomes subject to ridicule; bottle rockets roar and then pop. But if you're looking for a guide to charting your way through the underground, Mike Huckaby wrote the...

Booka Shade and Life In a Post-EDM World

The German duo talks to 5 Magazine about Movements10 and live performance ahead of their show December 1 2016 at Concord Music Hall.

Ansome: Stowaway Remixed

O/V/R, Perc, Randomer and Ossian remix Ansome's Stowaway from Perc Trax.

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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DJ Shiva: And Thanks For All The Fish

If we're gonna keep going apeshit for the '90s Deep House and Garage sound, can we bring back real fucking techno too, please? I think I've had about all I can take of minimal...
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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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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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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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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...

Burial: Young Death/Nightmarket (Hyperdub)

These come out of nowhere and something would feel quite wrong if there seemed to be a discernible plan behind Burial releases.
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Token Releases Inigo Kennedy’s Tornado

Powerful, evocative Techno on Inigo Kennedy's Tornado EP from Token Records.

Ben Long’s The Other Side Remixes

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/249839797" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] We're about six years beyond Peak Digital now, and with it Peak Remix. The six to ten pack of remixes offering little value, by people more distinguished by...

Carl Taylor: Debbie’s Groove (w/ Robert Hood Remix)

Blindfolded and the business end of a Glock to your head, you'd guess this is a Floorplan record. And if you've read any of last issue's interview with Robert Hood, you have an idea...
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Fanon Flowers’ Track Modes Series is Old Enough to Vote

Track Modes 4 continues Fanon Flowers' series begun back in 1998.

Farewell, Little White Earbuds

Chicago-based website Little White Earbuds is shutting down, according to site founder Steve Mizek. The site has published nearly 300 podcasts and some of the most thought-provoking, no-bullshit think pieces in the electronic music scene,...

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...
Franktronic

This Is Franktronic – Slap Jaxx Podcast Volume 5

Franktronic mixes this week's SLAPCAST, the Slap Jaxx Podcast techno mix series curated by Chicago's Angel Alanis exclusively for 5 Magazine. Franktronic says he's a "Chicago lifer with an unoriginal story": He spent the '90s like...
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SciFiSol: Experimental Drawingboard

New Techno from the purveyors of good Techno at Detroit Underground.

Kate Simko: Today and Other Days

Used to be that when people asked me about the proverbial "next big producer out of Chicago," the first name that came to mind was Kate Simko. I'm an unabashed fan - I bought Lights...

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