🔴 Electronic music pioneer Laurent Garnier opens up about his life and career — his recovery from illness, staying relevant in changing times and modeling the next stage of his career — in a longform interview with 5 Mag’s Lauren Krieger. This is the cover story for Issue #213 of 5 Mag, out now!

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This is the most extensive profile we’ve published in nearly 19 years, and Laurent talks candidly about his health and personal life as well as the kind of changes he’s seen after four decades in the music industry. He talks about having played everywhere in the world and the kind of shows he wants to play now; the challenges of running a record label with no artist names; and how one listens to an estimated 400 EPs a day.


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🔴 Cover Story: Laurent Garnier: ‘I Want To End Where My Roots Are.’ 5 Mag’s Lauren Krieger with this intense, exhaustive look at electronic music legend Laurent Garnier, on recovery from illness and modeling the next phase of his career. Photos by Bazil Lamy.

Monty Luke

🔴 RepeatAll: Monty Luke’s Nightdubbing. Our album of the month features spotlights the dub-heavy LP from the ex-Planet E label manager now resident in Berlin, Monty Luke.

Petals In Sound

🔴 5 Mag Meets Petals In Sound. Off to Liverpool where we meet Louise Baldwin, the UK producer and one of the most captivating artists to grab our attention with her deep, hazy and often dazzling releases.

🔴 Screen Grab: Breaking Out with Catalyst. Toneworks’ combo sequencer, arpeggiator and harmonizer inspires creativity for music production.

Henna Onna

🔴 The Cover Mix: Henna Onna. The Yerevan-based deep house DJ and producer takes over this issue’s cover mix.

🔴 Rude Code: The Concert That Changed Everything. How bad music inspired the creators of Music IV, the revolutionary music software that could turn engineers into songwriters.

DJ Paul Johnson Mix

🔴 SYNC: Paul Johnson. A classic “lost” mix from the late Chicago house icon.

🔴 Unpluggable: EPKs for the Masses. Rolling out press kits for free with Chartmetric’s onesheet.club.

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🔴 Electro Records, Samplers and Lots of Cocaine. How a 1984 breakdancing jam wound up at the center of the latest Supreme Court copyright ruling.

🔴 Ravenomics: Spotify to Gut Songwriter Royalties. Through slight of hand, the streaming giant has arranged to pay mechanics at an even lower rate than before.

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🔴 5 Mag Book Club: The Crazy Days of Acid House. Harold Heath looks back on Jane Bussman’s Once In A Lifetime, one of dance music’s finest books.

🔴 Heavy Machinery: The Fantom EX is a “supercharged” creative synth workstation. Roland juices their Fantom line with built-in Analog Circuit Behavior tech and a bevy of composition tools.

🔴 Music Reviews 213. The home for longform reviews in modern dance music, featuring records from Dionne (Collective Rhythm Network), Alton Miller (Mister Bear), Sam Goku (Dekmantel), Oliver Dollar (Rekids), Luke Vibert and Posthuman (Balkan Vinyl), Felipe Gordon (Phonogramme), Ali Berger (Scissor & Thread), Musica Solida (Flexi Cuts), Terrence Parker, Drummer B, Javonntte and Eddie Fowlkes (Soul Touch), David Holmes (Heavenly), Daniel Chavez (Deep Club), Ams ( Shall Not Fade), Jamie xx featuring Honey Dijon (Young), Franck Roger (Nu Groove), Rissa Garcia (NightChild Records), Nubiyan Twist featuring Nile Rodgers (Strut Records), Larionov, St. Theodore, Halbert, Bocabeats and Boneless One (Snuff Trax), Mudd (Claremont 56) and Wallace (Rhythm Section International).


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