5 Magazine 148 The Freakeasy
Ricky Sinz

Ricky Sinz’s Groove

New mix from Ricky Sinz for our new Groove series of DJ mixes.
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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...

Naeem and Gusto: A 5 Mag Mix Vol ++004

Naeem and Gusto of Detour (Pittsburgh) mix the fourth installment of A 5 Mag Mix, 5 Magazine's DJ Mix and Interview series. I try to keep in tune with what's happening in the American underground....
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Eddie Flashin Fowlkes: Special EP (Detroit Wax)

Everything written about Eddie Fowlkes these days has the feeling of a pamphlet or a petition seeking redress for some awful historical travesty. I assume this is by design, but it doesn't jibe with...
Video Clash

The Story of Video Clash

The strange history of Video Clash, a Chicago House classic.
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Robotnick and Pinsky’s Analog Session, Mark Two

We now join in on another exhilarating adventure with theoretically obsolete technology manipulated by two guys who know their way around a synthesizer and a 4/4 beat. Ludus Pinsky has soldered his share of...
Movement

Movement Festival 2013 Full Schedule Announced

Paxahau has announced the full schedule for this year's Movement Festival, held Memorial Day weekend, May 25th, 26th and 27th, 2013. And this is it: SATURDAY MAY 25 2013 RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY: 1:00 xxxy 2:00 T. Williams 3:30...

I-Robots Reconstructs Techno Classics for The Detroit People Mover EP

Our friend and fearless ally I-Robots (aka Gianluca Pandullo) has announced the release of his forthcoming The Detroit People Mover EP, featuring I-Robots "reconstructions" of classic material from Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Orlando...
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Onirico’s Stolen Moments (Fast Forward)

Onirico's Stolen Moments resurfaces on Fast Forward and it's still a thrill.
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Oktave Turns 6 Years Old This Weekend At SmartBar

One of the most reliable dates on the calendar over the last six years, Oktave remains one of Chicago's most underrated residencies. The SmartBar night presided over by resident DJ Jeff Derringer turns six...
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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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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.

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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Watch the Trailer: Jeff Mills in Man From Tomorrow

Axis Records has posted the trailer for Man From Tomorrow, the 45 minute experimental documentary about Detroit Techno pioneer Jeff Mills. Director Jacqueline Caux is known for her artistic take on the documentary genre, which...
octave one

Octave One: The 5 Magazine Interview

Talk about the great musical families that have come out of the Midwest, and the Burden Brothers (aka Octave One) are finally getting their proper acclaim

Chicanismo: The 5 Mag Interview with Santiago Salazar

"Chicanismo is a concept that integrates self-awareness with cultural identity, a necessary step in developing spiritual consciousness. Therefore the term is grounded in a philosophy, not a nationality. Chicanismo does not exclude anyone, rather...

Somewhere on the HIGHway to Chapora

This was either the last nice find of the previous year or the first of the new one - I can’t remember which, but it’s been out long enough that I feel some shame...

Todd Sines: Envelop

"Everything that needs to be said has already been said," André Gide once said. "But since no one was listening, everything must be said again." Maybe this time they'll get it right. This weekend, while...

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...
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G. Marcell @ Noon

@ Noon is like a lodestone for Deep House: you can go over this with a potential convert to the Message, unpack this EP and pull out all kinds of brilliant records that influenced Marcell.

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