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Deep House is a subgenre of House Music. Originating in the 1980s – particularly with the music of Larry Heard, Fingers Inc, and others – it fuses elements of Chicago House with a more melodic, sometimes soulful feeling.

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Essential Roberta tracks on the essential NDATL

NDATL is deep house's most essential label and Roberta's Reaching Out EP is one of its most essential releases this year.
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Innermoods: The James Duncan Interview

James Duncan has jammed with jazz legends Mark Edwards, Sabir Mateen and even sax god Ornette Coleman, but it's his dance music productions that have been turning heads. Bruce Tantum talks to the Brooklyn-based producer and trumpet player.
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Ron Trent remixes DJ Steaw’s early track “Holding On”

Coming soon on black wax from Phonogramme: Ron Trent remixes French producer DJ Steaw's catalog track "Holding On."
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#ListenUp Soul survivor Jamie Lidell teams up with Lorenz Rhode for “Sandpaper”

Eight years after they dropped "Any Kind of Pressure" on Kitsuné, producer Lorenz Rhode and vocalist Jamie Lidell are teaming up again for a new single called "Sandpaper" on Dirt Crew Recordings.
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Russian Influence Campaign: Baltimore Chop & Lana J Go With The Flow

Baltimore Chop and Lana J (Svetlana Javoronkova) are a Russian producer and vocalist and "Go With The Flow" is a little DJ-friendly masterpiece.
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#PassTheMic – Why dance music needs its singers

Why have the vocalists become almost invisible in dance music coverage these days? The answer (probably won't) surprise you.
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#ListenUp Pezzner Remixes Rick Wade from the new Timeless Remix EP

And he's joined by Vintage Future and Tresilo (Ben Long, Esteban Adame and Oliver Way) for venerable Belgian label Elypsia.
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Lay-Far joins Lumberjacks In Hell with “Same As It Never Was”

Russian deep house producer Lay-Far makes his LiH debut with a 4 track EP "Same As It Never Was."
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Jorge Caiado: Vitality

Since his first release a decade ago on Chez Damier's Balance, Jorge Caiado has been passionately influencing the electronic music scene of his local Lisbon and beyond.
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New label launch with Gene Hunt, Ed Nine, G Marcell & Hakim Murphy’s Tales...

TALES01 is the debut from the Tales vinyl-only label, a V/A featuring Chicago deep house producers Gene Hunt, Ed Nine, G Marcell and Hakim Murphy.
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From the Mind of Byron The Aquarius

Byron The Aquarius lets Jesus grab the wheel for the album-length Apron.
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Specter Releases “Dreamscape” on In Too Deep

Chicago deep house producer and DJ Specter comes correct with a new 3 track EP on wax from In Too Deep.
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Patrice Scott makes a track for our times on The Uprise

Patrice Scott hits a tone of defiance and exhaustion on "The Uprise" that captures the mood of the American street better than any track released in 2020.
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There was a genius named Michael Zucker

Michael Zucker, the owner of Finale Sessions was the epitome of a great 21st century underground label owner. He was an even better person.
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Roman Flügel, Matthew Herbert & Wajatta remix Muzak for Broken Elevators

A deadly line-up of remixers take a swing at the remarkable Muzak for Broken Elevators album by Brigitte Barbu aka Pepe Bradock.
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Daniel Bortz to release new album, STAY, on Friday

Daniel Bortz will release STAY, his first album in 7 years this week on Permanent Vacation - listen to two tracks ahead of the release.
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Hotevilla & Javonntte’s “If I Told You” Gets Lit Up by the CTT All-Stars

Remixes from Alex Agore, Intr0beatz, Fizzikx and Sakhile SK highlight this choice EP from Hotevilla, Javonntte and Closer To Truth.
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Rick Wade Remixes Umberto’s Subjectivity

Rick Wade with the masterful deep house remix of Umberto's lo fi Subjectivity EP on Daphian.
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C. Scott returns to Pittsburgh Tracks with Leaving U

The finest specimen of classic soul'd up deep house you'll find this week is "Leaving U" by C. Scott, out Friday on Pittsburgh Tracks.
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Kenny Dope, Kaidi Tatham, Daz-I-Kue Remix the Happy Song from MF Robots

MF Robots previews the remixes from Kenny Dope, Kaidi Tatham and Daz-I-Kue from the first single from their forthcoming album Break The Wall.

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