After thirteen years abroad, Matthew Chicoine is coming home. Since 2001, the DJ and producer known Recloose has been living in New Zealand, limiting international gigs to brief tours a couple of times per year and teaching at the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand. Relocating to New York, he'll also be working for Serato Audio Research - the company that produces the DJ software of the same name. It's a product he thinks can transform the way both digital and vinyl DJs play - and for the better.



In the golden era that she came up in, DJs weren't just DJs - they were party purveyors, responsible for creating an entire experience that went beyond the sounds you danced to. Psycho-Bitch (known to her friends as Val) has been down in the trenches for over 25+ years, and to hear her play even today you see that she still has that It factor that made her the one of the supreme House DJs of Chicago.

Sundae Philadelphia

Soul Survivors.

5 Magazine's In Residence series turns the spotlight to the City of Brotherly (and Sisterly) Love, where Sundae's ten year reign in Philadelphia is a study in hard work, tenacity... and fun.

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Foundations is a monthly column by DEL, exploring the roots of modern dance music through its disco, funk, jazz and R&B origins. This month, Foundations profiles the disco/funk phenomenon with far more than just a one-hit catalog, The Trammps.

Music Reviews

Dustin Kinney, Will Sumsuch, Sy Moss and Terry Matthew on new music, old music and just good f'ing house music from Ricardo Miranda, Raw Ten, Ralf Gum, Rick Wade, KDJ, Josh Wink, Urban Jazz Naturals, Anthony Nicholson, Jaidene Veda, Ursula Rucker, South of Roosevelt, Wolf + Lamb, Russoul and Nick Monaco.

Cz's Night Out

Photos from the Chicago House Music scene.


Chicago House Music events, residencies and special events for November 2014.


All screenshots are from this issue. (There are 32 pages total.)

Psycho-Bitch: The Original Powerhouse Diva of Chicago
InResidence: Sundae Philadelphia
Foundations: The Trammps
Music Reviews
Cz's Night Out (Photos)
Chicago House Music Calendar

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