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Xio: A 5 Mag Mix vol 53

The Russian electronic music scene is exploding with talent, and we’ve been fortunate to introduce a few of the country’s dynamic new producers and DJs to our audience.

This issue we’re back off to Moscow for our next 5 Mag Mix with Xio of the Wax Ninja record store. I first heard about Wax Ninja from some choice vinyl-only EPs they’ve seeded around the Deep House world, on Xio’s 3 AM EP on their in-house & eponymous Wax Ninja label and the V/A Jam EP from SubUrbz.

Xio: A 5 Mag Mix

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Xio: The 5 Mag Interview
Hello, Xio, thanks for sitting down with us! What should I call you? Xio or Artem or something else?
Hello Terry, thank you for the opportunity! Please call me Artem (that’s my real name).

How is Moscow at this time of year?
Weather is cold, about 0 degrees, but we’re going to party tonight!

I originally got your 3 AM EP sent as a promo about two years ago, I think it was? Up until then I hadn’t heard of Wax Ninja. You’re the owner of the st..

Cz’s Boogie Episode 15

Join 5 Magazine Editor-in-Chief Czarina Mirani for Cz’s Boogie, a selection of her 10 current favorite tracks (from all genres) along with House Music news and gossip.

(Thanks to New City Chicago for naming Cz’s Boogie the best House Music podcast!)

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Show Notes
Discovered this song through a 5 Mag review, Philippine trip, the pitfalls of throwing underground parties, playing weird music, Midnight Funk 5 Mag review as well, why you need to subscribe for the new year, Fresh Meat Podcast, Cz’s latest Riverdale obsession, the death drop in vogueing, In The Beginning There Was Shirts (video), promos gold: great new boombap style Hip-Hop song with new artists, Happy Birthday Frankie Knuckles!

Cz’s Boogie Episode 15 Tracklist
1) Don’t Leave Me This Way (Sarp Yilmaz, Original Mix)
2) Nightwaves (Knee Deep)
3) Diversion (Paper Tiger)
4) Midnight Funk Association (Detroit’s Filthiest)
5) Can I Show You Real Love (Micky More, Andy Tee, Angela Johnson)
6) Ins..

Station H Podcast Episode 4 with Mike City

On the fourth episode of Station H, host Will Sumsuch visits the offices of Mi Soul Radio in London to speak with Michael Flowers aka Mike City, the award winning hip hop and R&B songwriter who has recently turned his attention to soulful house music, stepping into the spotlight (with a little help from his friends) as a solo artist on his new album The Feel Good Agenda. We got to talk about writing a worldwide smash hit with Sunshine Anderson, getting Faith Evans to sing on a house music record, the importance (and current lack) of songs in dance music, and why Jerry Jones has made him indifferent to his beloved Dallas Cowboys.

Station H: Episode 4 with Mike City

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Station H Podcast Episode 4: Tracklisting
1. Mike City: 100 Miles ft. Carl Thomas
2. Mike City: Been Too Afraid ft. Teedra Moses
3. Sunshine Anderson: Heard It All Before
4. Mike City: You’re The Kind
5. Mike City: Head Over Heels ft. Maysa
6. Mike City: When I Luv ft. Faith Evans
7. Mik..

Cz’s Boogie Episode 14 – Love and Holiday Edition 2

Join 5 Magazine Editor-in-Chief Czarina Mirani for Cz’s Boogie, with a special holiday selection of her 10 current favorite tracks (from all genres) along with House Music news and gossip.

(Thanks to New City Chicago for naming Cz’s Boogie the best House Music podcast!)

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Show Notes
Going to the condo Christmas party EARLY, New 5 Mag House shirts, Defected Records’ joke on tech house, Josh Milan at the Renaissance, the Kate Spade films, Cz’s solo plans for Christmas (hint: FB live party with YOU), subscribe to 5 Mag.

Cz’s Boogie Episode 14 Tracklist
1) I Didn’t Know (DJ Romain & Nedelka; DJ Spen Jook Joint Vocal)
2) Another Way For It To Happen (Jordan Fields)
3) I Found Love (Terry Hunter & Greg Winfield feat. Kadesh)
4) The World Is A Family (Louie Vega, Josh Milan, Telmary; AfroHouse Mix)
5) Leave Me Baby (Joe T Vanelli, Thelma Houston; Criss Korey Remix)
6) Pretty Young Thing Remix (DJ K Smoove & Mvntana)
7) Christmas Time is Here (Bobby D’ Amb..

The First Artist For Ultra’s 20th Anniversary Has Been Announced

Ultra Music Festival hasn’t dropped its lineup yet, but one artist is so excited he just couldn’t contain the news any longer. Drum & Bass legend Andy C is the first artist who’s officially announced his spot on the 2018 lineup.

As of today, there are 95 days left until Ultra Music Festival. With the full lineup still coming, this move from Andy C indicates that it could be revealed sometime this week even.

No matter, it’s nice that Ultra is bringing drum & bass to Miami with a legend like Andy C.

MIAMI…Bring on @ultra 2018
Can’t wait to celebrate #20yearsofultra

— Andy C (@ANDYC_ram) December 18, 2017

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This article was first published on Your EDM.
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Music Festival Attendee Offers $2,000 Reward For Info On Guy Who Caused Her Severe Injuries

Get Freaky attendee Rebecca Crawforth is offering up a hefty reward for anyone who can locate an individual who fell or jumped off the balcony onto her during the music festival.

She was dancing her heart out at Get Freaky in Salt Lake City, UT when the unexpected happened, leaving Rebecca in a horrible situation…

His fall broke my leg, fractured several vertebrae, tore multiple ligaments in my knee, tore my meniscus, badly damaged my ribs and left me with EXTENSIVE medical bills after surgery and a lengthy hospital stay. I had to drop out of school and can no longer work as I am in a back brace, leg brace and cannot drive.

Rebecca shared her story in a Facebook post, explaining the replications of her hospitalization and trauma…

The person that fell on me immediately ran off. I am left with a long road of recovery and am unable to work. Unfortunately, I am unable to receive proper legal and financial help without the name of the person who fell on me. A police investigation of my ..

Dillon Francis Confirms He’s Finished His Spanish-Language Album

Dillon Francis has finished his Spanish-language album and “2018 is about to be wild.”

Dillon first revealed that he had a Spanish-language album in the works in an interview with Billboard back in September. At the time, he claimed that the album would be finished before the end of 2017, but we know that good things are worth waiting for.

We reached out to Dillon to confirm the album was his Spanish one, and he told us, “Yeah Spanish one! Been working on it since August of last year!”

Finishing my album
2018 is about to be wild

— Dillon Francis (@DILLONFRANCIS) December 18, 2017

At present, we know that he’s worked with Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Arcangel, Mexican singer-songwriter and actress Ximena Sariñana, Dominicano rapper Fuego, Dominicano via South Florida producer Happy Colors, Puerto Rican rapper Residente, and more. And as his latest tweets might suggest, it seems the album was mixed by Phil Joly, best known for his work with Daft Punk, Lana Del Rey, The Strokes, P..

Ajit Pai is also a DJ! But probably not the one you’re thinking of

What do you do when you share the name of one of the most hated people in the US? If you’re DJ Ajit Pai of Goa, India, you make the best of it and take it in stride.

With the ruling of the FCC last week on Net Neutrality, Pai’s Instagram was getting blown up by those asking him to stop what he’s doing and see reason. He was understandably confused by the happenings, wondering what was going on and why he was suddenly becoming the focus of such hate and derision. However, the inclusion of the #netneutrality hashtag on many of the comments finally clicked for Pai and it suddenly all made sense.

Since the end of November, the comments on his posts have multiplied sometimes ten-fold, but he and others always respond and let people know they simply don’t have the right person.

“Take a look at the Ajit Pai who’s killing net neutrality,” comments @eskoaarnio on Pai’s latest photo, “and then take a look of this person who doesn’t look ANYTHING LIKE HIM maybe?”

“Well, knowing this hate wasn..

Markus Schulz Presents New Stage Production and 18 Track LP [Coldharbour Recordings]

Trance legend and veteran Markus Schulz has been a major part of the dance community for way longer than I’ve even been alive, starting his career nearly three decades ago (1990 to be exact) and continuing to push boundaries and tour internationally since his inception. Between his own artistic career and passion alongside his management company and label that he runs, to say that Schulz is a leader amongst the trance community has no lack of meaning. Now, Schulz is back with his massive project that could be called his magnum opus: Dakota – The Nine Skies.

Releasing a magnificent 18 track LP which showcases beauty, emotion and Schulz life revelations told through song, “The Nine Skies” is the latest in Schulz’s discography and arguably some of his best work. For fans who may be unaware, Dakota is a secondary project made by Schulz which focuses on his “instrospective” side, relating to what he sees in the world, what he sees in his fans and more. A much more emotional/spiritual styl..

Diplo Confirms New Skillex Album In The Works, And Possibly More Jack Ü On The Way

Whether or not the Jack Ü project will ever continue between Skrillex and Diplo has been up in the air for quite some time, with most signs pointing to no. Now, thanks to a recent interview, we might finally have good news for fans of the DJ super duo!

Argentine newspaper La Nación sat down with Diplo during Festival BUE in Buenos Aires, Argentina over the weekend. The interview covered a little bit of everything about Diplo’s vast, global adventures and role as a leader in dance music. What really captured attention, though, was the information he leaked about Skrillex and the possibility of a Jack Ü comeback.

Diplo confirmed: “Skrillex is working on a new album. I think that after that and the new album that we are preparing with Major Lazer, we will make music together again.”

Skrillex has honed in on producing as many projects as possible in 2017, working with everyone from Incubus, to Fifth Harmony, Poo Bear, DJ Sliink, Vindata, Habstrakt, and many more. He also found time to p..