Myles Serge: Syntax Error

The Transitional Man, Myles Sergé unveils an eclectic three track, 28 minute EP for Dan Curtin's highly buyonsightworthy label, Metamorphic Recordings. Genre namechecks are a source of frustration for people these days, and I'm...

Myles Sergé: A 5 Mag Mix vol 22

Will Sumsuch talks to Myles Sergé for A 5 Mag Mix, volume 22 in our series.   The 5 Mag Mix by Myles Sergé On iTunes On HearThis On Mixcloud Myles Sergé: The 5 Mag Interview A reclusive perfectionist, Techno...

Armando: Downfall Remixes

In the list of classic Armando Gallop acid tracks, "Downfall" was the evil stepsister - not quite as sinister and chaotic as "151" but with more of a demonic gleam than "Land of Confusion"....
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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...

Tulipa Releases Robert Babicz’s X-Former

X-Former gets remixed by Oniris and Hobo for the Midwest stalwarts at Tulipa.

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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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.
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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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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...

Hieroglyphic Being: Music is Mathematics

A sound artist, an experimental composer, a music-making savant with analog machines - this is Jamal Moss, aka Hieroglyphic Being, the next in a lineage of Chicago's electronic producers driven by a vision to...
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Jerome Hill: Toy Box Part 1

The Toy Box series shows techno stalwart Jerome Hill still full of righteously noxious piss and vinegar, making fun, noisy beats.

Slap Jaxx Podcast Vol 8 – Chachi Guerrero

317techno's Chachi Guerrero mixes Volume #8 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 ...
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Soul Button: Master of My Fate

A skein of twisted beauty is shot through the four track Master of My Fate EP from Soul Button on his home label Steyoyoke

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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Noleian Reusse: First Generation

Cosmic 8bit space Techno from Chicago's Noleian Reusse makes for a compelling EP on Bio Rhythm.
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Rondell Adams: A 5 Mag Mix #35

FIERCE new mix and interview from Rondell Adams for A 5 Mag Mix, 5 Magazine's signature House Music mix series.

Jeff Derringer on Seven Years of OKTAVE

Chicago DJ Jeff Derringer celebrates seven years of his Oktave residency and playing Techno in a House Music town.

Hiroshi Watanabe: Multiverse

There's always been a distinct spiritual side to Hiroshi Watanabe's records. Some of them - I'm thinking distinctively of "Soul Traveler" and the rest of "Sync Positive" here - sound less like records made...
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Low Noise Productions Sampler Vol 1

Three tracks here preserved from the 2014 Compilation Tape 1 cassette and a new one make for a solid EP from Ottawa.
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Leigh Morgan vs Lucatwana: Made In Jupiter

Leigh Morgan sends his greetings. The founder of what had been one of my favorite labels, Urban Torque, has reappeared with a new release on a new label, Fancy Human. That hiatus was always...

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