Welcome to 2015 and Issue #114 of 5 Magazine.
This month, we remember Frankie Knuckles on what would have been his 60th birthday with David Morales, Frankie’s Def Mix partner and his brother. “If any of you have ever been touched by this man,” Morales says, “you have been blessed.”
Also this month, we take the time to get to know Brawther and find out where the French producer gets his incredible sound on the eve of his US debut.
Even in this era of the “DJ-slash-producer”, making music and playing music are indivisible to Parris Mitchell. We have a conversation with the Dance Mania don on musicianship, Ghetto House and new beginnings.
Plus photos from the Chicago House Music scene, reviews from Will Sumsuch, Dustin Kinney, DJ Shiva and Terry Matthew of new records & reissues, remembering Kevin Irving, praising Chicago’s Grammy noms and more.