5 magazine

November 26, 2019
Juan Atkins, DJ Minx, Delano Smith Tapped for Charivari 2020 Digital Festival

Juan Atkins, DJ Minx, Delano Smith Tapped for Charivari 2020 Digital Festival

Charivari is about more than just the line-up. But that's a hell of a line-up. Detroit's Charivari festival is going digital starting July 28, streaming from July 28 to August 2 with Eddie Fowlkes, Rick Wilhite, Blake Baxter and more.

Yotam Avni Was Here

Yotam Avni Was Here

Behind a clever title, Yotam Avni's debut album is a monument to his eight year journey through electronic music.

In The Wolf's Lair: Inside WOLF Music with Harold Heath

In The Wolf's Lair: Inside WOLF Music with Harold Heath

Harold Heath talks to Matt Neale & Stu Clark of WOLF Music and finds out what it takes to run an underground record label without compromise.

#ListenUp Simbad Remixes Gina Jeanz & Mumbi Kasumba's "Tropic City"

#ListenUp Simbad Remixes Gina Jeanz & Mumbi Kasumba's "Tropic City"

Originally released in May, these slinky remixes from Jackie Queens' Bae Electronica are the sunny, sensual summer tracks we need.

Mr. G Bangs for NDATL with Positive Connection

Mr. G Bangs for NDATL with Positive Connection

To use the parlance of the moment, NDATL is among a handful of truly essential businesses in the deep house scene, with a staggering, on-the-bleeding-edge of legendary output capturing old hands and new bloods right at their peak. After a stomping 2020 a label that proudly emphasizes the soulful...

Watch the Skies for a New Comet Because Earth is a Mess but the Stars are Beautiful

Watch the Skies for a New Comet Because Earth is a Mess but the Stars are Beautiful

Jeff Mills likes this post. New comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE is making its approach to an Earth in turmoil and here's the best way to find it in the night sky.

Control Transmission: The Sound of Alinka, ca. 2020

Control Transmission: The Sound of Alinka, ca. 2020

Alinka is one of the most talented producers making electronic music today and she should be booked for your club, festival, livestream or pet store opening as soon as possible. Control Transmission, her new EP for Crosstown Rebels, is a laboratory for wild eruptions of electricity and joy, both...

#StayHomeDisco with Redux: Love Freedom Synchronicity

#StayHomeDisco with Redux: Love Freedom Synchronicity

Chicago DJ tandem Redux has put together a special mix "reflective of the current state but with a message of love," featuring spoken words from James Baldwin, Malcolm X, President Obama, Nelson Mandela and others.

John Digweed: "The shared passion for the music never dies"

John Digweed: "The shared passion for the music never dies"

More than 9 months in the making, a 4xCD project called QUATTRO opens a new decade for John Digweed. Lauren Krieger speaks with the legendary electronic music DJ and producer.

Brutalist Acid Slap from Boston 168 on Vax Of Love

Brutalist Acid Slap from Boston 168 on Vax Of Love

Italian duo Boston 168 serve up 3 microdots of squelchy acid on Vax of Love from Ellen Allien's BPitch.

The Cult of Remute: Music for Video Game Consoles to 7" Vinyl

The Cult of Remute: Music for Video Game Consoles to 7" Vinyl

Remute on the making of "Hallo, Haben Sie Gin?" and releasing music on video game cartridges, metal plates and now - maybe - vinyl.

Marcus Worgull's Chorus Launches with Frank Wiedemann's Granville

Marcus Worgull's Chorus Launches with Frank Wiedemann's Granville

Chorus is not starting off with Marcus Worgull's own music but from someone in his immediate circle - Frankie Wiedemann of Ame and partner in the label Innervisions that has released many of Worgull's tracks. From the name you might speculate that probably won't change and that...

Circus Company Lines Up Roman Flugel, Matthew Herbert and Wajatta for Brigitte Barbu Remixes

Circus Company Lines Up Roman Flugel, Matthew Herbert and Wajatta for Brigitte Barbu Remixes

New remix pack flexes on the Pepe Bradock album Muzak pour ascenseurs en panne released in June.

US Venues Facing "Certain Collapse" Without Aid

US Venues Facing "Certain Collapse" Without Aid

Fast action is required by Congress to save the still-shuttered music and live entertainment industry, trade association warns.

The Sound of Electronic Tunisia from Eddisco

The Sound of Electronic Tunisia from Eddisco

Debut release from a new label featuring Hamdi RydEr remixed by Orlando Voorn.

Detroit DJs Stream for Black Lives Matter

Detroit DJs Stream for Black Lives Matter

A stream with a purpose: DJs including Stacey Hotwaxx Hale, Reggie Dokes and Whodat will be playing a virtual show in support of Black Lives Matter.

David Morales's Remix of Tibi Dabo is Another Surprising Chapter in a Legendary Career

David Morales's Remix of Tibi Dabo is Another Surprising Chapter in a Legendary Career

Crosstown Rebels recruits David Morales to remix The Distance We Share, a new EP of textured, reflective music by Tibi Dabo.

#ListenUp EscaFlowne Delivers the Punched Up Stimulus Pack

#ListenUp EscaFlowne Delivers the Punched Up Stimulus Pack

With sharper edges than a shattered beer bottle 'Stronger' makes a devastating start to The Stimulus Pack, a new EP from EscaFlowne and out now on Sorry Records.

Dancing While Black, Young and Queer in the 1970s

Dancing While Black, Young and Queer in the 1970s

Lessons from Robert Williams: How dealing with the police was an essential part of dancing while Black, queer and young in the 1970s.

Physically Sick is the Most Important Comp Series in Dance Music and It Isn't Even Close

Physically Sick is the Most Important Comp Series in Dance Music and It Isn't Even Close

No series is more present or vital in measuring the pulse of music as resistance than Physically Sick. The third edition drops amidst an atmosphere of viral lethality, terror and neo-reaction.

A 30 Day Odyssey Through Peter Croce's 25 Track Social Distance Edits on Rocksteady Disco

A 30 Day Odyssey Through Peter Croce's 25 Track Social Distance Edits on Rocksteady Disco

Peter Croce cleans out Rocksteady Disco's attic for a 25 track bandcamp collection.

Dancing On The Electro Edge with Joyce Muniz's Glass Mistress

Dancing On The Electro Edge with Joyce Muniz's Glass Mistress

Dark electro is the best electro and Joyce Muniz has this shit down to a science. 'Glass Mistress' is the title track of her new EP released by Pets Recordings in May. The title track is a seance raising the spectral New Wave and No Wave ghosts of the past, channeling all of the elements...

City of Chicago Throws Its Support Behind the Chosen Few Virtual Festival

City of Chicago Throws Its Support Behind the Chosen Few Virtual Festival

The city is among the supporters of this year's Chosen Few Picnic and Music Festival, which like everything else has moved online.

Tedd Patterson on Remixing Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper's "Get Over U"

Tedd Patterson on Remixing Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper's "Get Over U"

Tedd Patterson talks to 5 Mag about remixing THE SOURCE - Frankie Knuckles and Eric Kupper's Get Over U, released today.

JT Donaldson and 20/20 Unreleased Tracks

JT Donaldson and 20/20 Unreleased Tracks

It's maybe the best JT Donaldson had in the vault, or maybe just what was in reach, but 20/20 Unreleased Tracks is a phenomenal collection.

Larry Heard and Robert Owens are Suing Trax Records

Larry Heard and Robert Owens are Suing Trax Records

Chicago House Music pioneers Larry Heard and Robert Owens have filed a multi-million dollar copyright infringement suit against Trax Records and defendant Rachael Cain.

Larry's Garage Takes Us Back to Paradise

Larry's Garage Takes Us Back to Paradise

A new documentary sheds light on the story of Larry Levan and the iconic New York City club where he held court. Larry's Garage is a new documentary by Corrado Rizza which takes us back to the Paradise Garage and features with Arthur Baker, Barbara Tucker, Boy George, Danny Krivit, David...

#StayHomeDisco with Shmoo @ Oops, Too Soon (April 30 2020)

#StayHomeDisco with Shmoo @ Oops, Too Soon (April 30 2020)

Chicago house healing from DJ Shmoo in a new DJ mix.

More Classic Chicago House Flyers in Beyond Heaven Vol 2

More Classic Chicago House Flyers in Beyond Heaven Vol 2

New book showcases party flyers from back in the day - Chicago from 1981 to 1992 - and snapshots from ground zero of house music's origins.

Furlough House from Clive, That Guy Down in Accounts

Furlough House from Clive, That Guy Down in Accounts

Who is Clive and what have you done with his Swingline stapler

Acid Delirium on OverworX 003

Acid Delirium on OverworX 003

If we're gonna throw back to rave records let's have more like these, please. OverworX (label, artist and title) is a project dedicated to era when they were just 'rave records,' without genre, with the 303 squelch serving as the movement's electric guitar. 'The...

#StayHomeDisco with Jorge C.

#StayHomeDisco with Jorge C.

A new mix from a DJ and producer whose sound we've long admired, Chile's Jorge C.

Vitality: Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag

Vitality: Inside the New Issue of 5 Mag

Jorge Caiado, Erick Morillo, John Digweed, Tee Mango and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag, out now.

#StayHomeDisco Luna City Express Disco Club House Session (Vinyl Only)

#StayHomeDisco Luna City Express Disco Club House Session (Vinyl Only)

Norman Weber and Marco Resmann are Luna City Express, a Berlin-based DJ and production duo with a combined 40 years of experience. DJing separately since the 1990s, Norman and Marco as Luna City Express have played multiple times at Circo Loco at Ibiza's DC10. Their latest release is the...

Renascence: Shazz Rediscovered and Remixed

Renascence: Shazz Rediscovered and Remixed

A new project sees '90s French classics by Shazz remixed by Dan Ghenacia, Chez Damier and Ben Vedren and more.

#TheTeardown Glo Phase on the Making of Permafrost

#TheTeardown Glo Phase on the Making of Permafrost

Glo Phase on analog recipes, Ableton and live basslines. His new Final Departure EP is out today from Whiskey Pickle.

Alinka Prepares New EP for Crosstown Rebels

Alinka Prepares New EP for Crosstown Rebels

Alinka was born in Kiev, reared in Chicago and is based in Berlin and little pieces of all of those electronic metropolises are in Control Transmission, out in July on Crosstown Rebels.

COEO Summons a Demon With a Tom Selleck Moustache on Habibi Dub

COEO Summons a Demon With a Tom Selleck Moustache on Habibi Dub

If electro bass lines and 808 kicks until you bruise is your thing, COEO's 'Habibi Dub' is gonna be your soundtrack.

Rick Wade: Mike Huckaby Had a Gift for Teaching People. Including Me.

Rick Wade: Mike Huckaby Had a Gift for Teaching People. Including Me.

Rick Wade reflects on the life and career of Mike Huckaby, from working together at Record Time in the early 1990s, releasing records and DJing together.

Live It Live with Saytek Live on Tour

Live It Live with Saytek Live on Tour

Saytek releases a live album, recorded back when people still did that sort of thing.

#StayHomeDisco with Carlos Nilmmns

#StayHomeDisco with Carlos Nilmmns

New mix from Carlos Nilmmns, whose name has become synonymous with an eclectic but often deep and sensual sound influenced by the best traditions of Chicago and Detroit.

Rodriguez Jr.'s Blisss is Maybe the Best Electronic Album You'll Hear This Year

Rodriguez Jr.'s Blisss is Maybe the Best Electronic Album You'll Hear This Year

Released at the height of the coronavirus pandemic Blisss builds upon Rodriguez Jr's efforts with Baobab, his previous record on Mobilee which was shortlisted by many industry folks as a record of the year. So will this one.

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