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As Movement Looms, Charivari Picks Up Steam

Movement is coming up, and some have been waiting the whole year for Memorial Day madness in Motown. But another Detroit festival has been...

Who’s Going to Movement?

Later this week - on Memorial Day weekend to be exact - thousands of Techno and House fans will descend upon the Motor City...

Kraftwerk Headlines Movement 2016 Phase I Line-Up

Phase I of the Movement 2016 festival line-up was announced today. Among the Detroit pioneers and DJs and producers representing the breadth of electronic...

Four Gigs, Six Days: Boiler Room Invades Chicago & Detroit

I-94 is the vital artery that connects the cities of Chicago and Detroit - sometimes rivals, sometimes collaborators and always, always up in each...

Metamorphic Reissues Titonton’s Classic Embryonic

The Midwest massive gets better with age - just glance at any credible chart from week to week and you'll see new records from...

Road Trip? Tec-Troit is a Free 3 Day Festival This Weekend...

This Friday, Tec-Troit - a free, three day, all ages festival - takes over Harmonie Park in Detroit and doesn't let go until Sunday...

DJ Godfather: A 5 Mag Mix Vol ++006

DJ Godfather from Detroit is in charge of A 5 Mag Mix, 5 Magazine's signature mix and interview series. "I see a lot of guys...

The Measure of a Man: Robert Hood’s M-Print

Jeff Mills has had a hand in far more labels than Axis, Purpose Maker and the other imprints he has his name on. His...

In Residence with Country Club Disco, Detroit

The rebirth of Detroit and the metro area is a shock but not a surprise. Decades after the city was given up for dead,...

Theo Parrish: American Intelligence

Alex Chilton spent most of his life in obscurity, working for shit wages to support himself as his records were released in tiny bundles...

Rick and Kenny’s Early Adventures: Classics Vol 4

I wrote a few months back that Moods & Grooves had probably the best undiscovered back catalog of any record label in the Midwest....

Our December 2014 Issue: Mark Farina. Hot Since 82. Kevin Starke....

5 Magazine closes out 2014 with a visit to an old friend. Issue #113 is out now, featuring Mark Farina on the culture and craft...

The Lost Works of MK: Strider (Mojuba Underground)

This is the sound of Marc Kinchen, trapped between Disco and Techno and on the verge of breaking out. “Strider” is not new – it...

Mike Grant: Moods, Grooves and Cool People

In 1985 - just as the profile of the Detroit scene exploded overseas - Mike Grant enlisted in the military. Thus began his second...

It’s Robert Hood’s World and We’re Just Living In It

So this is how it went: Robert Hood returned to Movement in May, dropped the remixes of the best track on the debut Floorplan...

The Meaning Is In The Title: Rick Wade: Defining Deep (Harmonie...

When Rick Wade keeps a record to himself and sets it aside for the Harmonie Park catalog, you know it's gonna be dangerous. The...

Moodymann: Moodymann (album) LP

This is likely the least influential sentence I'm ever going to write, except for the next one. This entire paragraph won't sell a single...

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...

Gari Romalis and Barce: The Web (Melodymathics)

Melodymathics is a new-ish label with a mission to "showcase newcomers" alongside established artists. Mission accomplished. I've heard at least four records from Gari...

The Grandpa of House Music: Bud Pressner and Gary Indiana’s Lost...

As a hired hand for Trax Records, Bud Pressner mastered a staggering number of classic Chicago House records in the 1980s. This is the story...

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