House music is not a slogan and it’s not a poster you hang on your wall. It’s a feeling, yeah, and it’s a way of life. 5 Mag Issue 209 Four members of the underground have dedicated their lives to our cause, from Eastern Europe all the way to Chicago.
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🔴 CONTENTS — INSIDE 5 MAG #209:
🔴 Laseech – The Cover Mix Laseech is both a producer, and a DJ who has a natural ear for the adventurous and eclectic side to deep house. His cover set is “a mix of everything, from deep disco Chicago inspired edits to contemporary deep house and broken beat.”
🔴 Being (Here). Recovered from a bunch of DATs originally recorded in the early 1990s, Being’s “There” on Apartment Records was one of our favorite records of 2023. 5 Mag meets the producer behind the dazzling chain of recordings, music that’s both very early and very late.
🔴 Alinka – The Cover Story Kyiv, Chicago, Berlin: three cities that Alinka has called home, in a life that’s been marked by an artistic journey and a physical one. Alinka was born and raised in Kyiv. She now lives in Berlin and we speak with her about the birth of Twirl and the return of the Chicago label. One of our favourite people talks about her favorite people and things.
🔴 Marco Lenzi: Molecular Studies. Molecular Recordings is known for its uncanny ability of identifying and promoting emerging techno artists early on in their career. Marco Lenzi has returned to the label after a ten-year hiatus.
🔴 Laseech: Behind The Beat It took two years for Andrej Lasic to perfect “Hey Love.” It was worth the wait. 5 Mag profiles Lasic aka Laseech a rising Croatian Producer and DJ. His sound is soulful, deep and irresistible.
🔴 Bang the Banker’s Box It’s open season on David Solomon, the obnoxious “Goldman Sachs CEO DJ.” But this time it’s his banker buddies that are dragging him.
🔴 Galaxy Brain Spotify DJ is going global because the term “DJ” has lost all real meaning and nobody cares anymore. In streaming’s bleak vision of the future, AI will replace DJs and whisper lovingly in your ear. It will take requests.
🔴 Hot To Tape Screen grab: Drift may not be the first plugin that emulates tape effects, but it is the best.
🔴 Bullfrog Catching Heavy Machinery: The Bullfrog, designed by Richie Hawtin & Erica is a fully functional but educational hardware synthesizer.
🔴 Music Reviews #209. The home of longform reviews for modern dance music. Includes records by RAWFILA, Deejay Deeon and Deejay Deeon. Also includes records by Laroye and Serenace from Shaw Cuts. Kokoro Disco San is on Rocafort Records.
🔴 In Rotation # 209. There are more reviews for the new, old and conventional music that we love. We also have some strange, genre agnostic and weird music from Noncompliant, Quantic and Andreya Triana.
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