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News tips and news submissions should be sent to This is a group email address that is checked daily.

For music submissions, please see our Music Submission Guidelines.

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Feature pitches can be sent to our managing editor, Terry Matthew.

Advertising and sponsorship inquiries can be sent to Czarina Mirani or Krysta Montague.

Our staff directory is below.


Editorial Staff

Czarina Mirani
Czarina Mirani is the editor-in-chief of 5 Magazine. You can contact her at, via @czboogie and facebook.

Terry Matthew
Managing Editor
I’m the Managing Editor of 5 Magazine. You can reach me by email or via @terry5mag.


Will Sumsuch
Contributing Editor
Producer, Musician, DJ & Grumpy Person, Will Sumsuch has been immersed in music since the late 90s. Releasing on BBE Records as one half of “Mega Jawns,” Will also runs his own little independent House music label, Colour and Pitch.

Lauren Krieger
Contributing Editor
Lauren Krieger loves Underground Electronic Music & connecting with those who feel the same.

Harold Heath
Contributing Editor

Tristan Dominguez
Contributing Editor
Tristan Dominguez has been DJing in New York City for the past 16 years. His popular radio show Oscillations is broadcast all over the world and available on all major podcast outlets. His music has been published on Kynatix, System Recordings, and 3Bridge Digital. In addition to organizing various house music events, he’s worked as a content curator for Satellite Records, operations manager for Sullivan Room events, and is a contributing editor for 5mag Chicago.

Krystal Rodriguez
Contributing Editor
Krystal is a Los Angeles-based journalist who has been writing about electronic music and culture since 2011. Her work has been published in Billboard, Resident Advisor, Vice’s THUMP, DJ Mag, and more.

Bruce Tantum
Contributing Editor
Bruce Tantum has been chugging along on the music train since his early-80’s East Village youth, when he was the bassist in the band Moot, playing at such hallowed halls as Mudd Club, Danceteria, and the Peppermint Lounge. Soon, the DJ siren beckoned, and he’s been on the wheels of steel at spots like Limelight, Centro Fly, Save the Robots, Cielo, Verboten, Output and practically every other NY club large,or small for the past two and a half decades. Bruce is also well known as a music journalist – he spent nearly 20 years as clubs editor of Time Out NY, and has written for Resident Advisor, Red Bull Music Academy, THUMP, XLR8R, Mixmag, DJ Mag and and many other periodicals, websites and blogs.


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