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Brian Power: A 5 Mag Mix vol 55

From the UK, Brian Power had his first DJ gig in 2013 when he was 50 years old. Five years later he not only has a successful run as a DJ but also has an impressive label where he releases his and other noteworthy producers’ music. If that isn’t a kick in the butt for some of you I don’t know what is, but it goes to show you that sometimes musical output can flourish at any time in one’s life!

Brian Power: A 5 Mag Mix

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Brian Power: The 5 Mag Interview
So Brian, tell us what led up to you deciding to finally DJ and how long had you been working on it prior to that first gig? Was it hard to get your foot in the door?
I don’t think it was a conscious decision as such, it was just a music passion to start with. I was playing 12″ vinyl in my loft for a couple of years, not mixing, just buying and playing music I loved like ’80s soul. Then I started to buy soulful house and curiously wanted to know how mix, so I went to the local record store and paid th..

Duke Shin – The Goods 5 Year Anniversary Mix

When people ask me where they can go to party on a Thursday night in Chicago, I often tell them a must go is Duke Shin’s Wicker Park soiree “The Goods.” It’s comfy, intimate, incredibly friendly and the music is just top notch. Shin is the resident conductor, his sound so versatile and eclectic that it embodies the character of the night itself.

For a weekly residency to make it to 5 years is a big deal, and we couldn’t be more proud of him. He has consistently curated a talented lineup of guests and for the anniversary month is packed with Chicago’s heavy hitters.

We asked Duke about the genesis of the night, what gives it its staying power and he’s also treated us with an exclusive mix 🙂

Duke Shin – The Goods Thursdays 5 Year Anniversary Mix

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Recorded live by Goods resident Duke Shin, this mix is comprised completely of personal favorites and gems that have often found their way into his playlists. From early groove starters to more bumps as it..

Pablo Bolivar: A 5 Mag Mix vol 54

Those who desire to take their music to another level will always stand out among the crowd. Pablo Bolivar is one of those artists, a discerning DJ and producer whose distinctive, intriguing style of quality-driven house and techno sets him apart from the rest. His studies of sound engineering and work as an audio engineer have given him a mature understanding of the music, helping him become one of the most notable names of Spain’s electronic music scene. His releases with imprints such as Decoder Muzique, Culprit, Moodmusic and Curle Recordings, spread his sophisticated sound even further, while his diverse DJ sets have gained him fans across the globe.

Pablo Bolivar: A 5 Mag Mix

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Pablo Bolivar: The 5 Mag Interview
Through his two labels Avantroots and Seven Villas, Bolivar has had the opportunity to share exceptional music from a diverse list of artists, allowing his reach to expand beyond his own work. With Avantroots, Pablo Bolivar and Aphro S..

Cz’s Boogie Episode 16

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

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Show Notes
San Francisco trip, when did Ubers become highway robbery?, Malik Hendricks, the value of vinyl, Southport Weekender, Cz’s first party at Trace with all her dancers, I , Love for Acid Jazz and N’Dea Davenport, DJs hiding their records, review of Christian Lisco’s Acid Cuts, Lo-Fi aesthetic, John Morales’ inspiring story, DJ Shadow’s most beautiful song

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

Cz’s Boogie Episode 16 Tracklist
1) The More (Angelo Ruis)
2) String Thing (Shadow Child)
3) 216 (Malik Hendricks)
4) Boom, A Touch of Jazz (House 2 House)
5) Midnight at the Oasis (Brand New Heavies, Ian Green Remix)
6) Strandbar (Todd Terje, Disko Version)
7) Don’t You (James Dell)
8) 68 (Christian Lisco)
9) Heave..

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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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 ..