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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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Inner Shift bridges the great divide on Collective Continents II

Mark Hand, Platform 001, G-Prod and Leo Gunn showcased on this V/A from the incomparable Inner Shift label.
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Beats, Strings & Life: Lazy Days drops a Shur-I-Kan deep house masterpiece

This song will give you life: Shur-I-Kan has a strong contender for best release of the year on Fred Everything's Lazy Days Recordings.
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Patrice Scott remixes Mark E’s “Rain”

18437 Records has something great on their hands here, dropping a gorgeous deep house EP from Mark E with Patrice Scott on the remix.
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Italian house band Club Soda drops the breezy & nostalgic Summer EP

Working in the best tradition of Italian electronic music, Club Soda drops the warm and hazy Summer EP from record shop and label Flexi Cuts.
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Groovin’ reissues the Roy Davis, Jr. classic “Tha Black Light Exposure”

Another treasure from the vaults of Roy Davis, Jr, unearthed and edified on black wax by Groovin' Records in Italy.
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Red Rack’em is Overthinking It

Some DJs take you on a journey. Red Rack'em records take you on a joyride.
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Ralph Session & Carla Prather on “You Know You Want To Get Up”

Oliver Dollar & Jason Hodges on the remix of this NYC disco-inspired tune.

Adventurous deep house from DJ Aakmael on “Other Realms”

Three tracks from DJ Aakmael and they just flow - "Other Realms" is out now on Second Hand Records.
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The visionary music of Fred P comes alive on “Onward & Upward”

As next-level as the name implies, deep house is better when it comes from Fred P.
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Charles Webster & Emilie Chick make magic on “Secrets Held”

Charles Webster is one of dance music's greatest adventurers, a creative nomad that takes the scenic route and always comes back with unique treasures collected during his travels.
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Braxton Holmes’ Princeton Park is one of the best records of the year

Princeton Park is a few months old, it's solid gold and as far as precious metals go Braxton Holmes' marvelous EP still relatively plentiful in your local record shop.
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Review: Baltimore Chop drops Solar System

One of our favorite Russian deep house producers Baltimore Chop shows a techier side on the PRGVSK Records EP.
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The house that Frankie Knuckles built for us

How we keep Frankie a part of our lives and the soul of the architect in the house he built for us.
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Seven Davis Jr. & Juliet Mendoza drop the quintessential good vibes record

"Figure It Out" is a bold command to reclaim yourself and salvage what you are from the coercion of a hostile universe.
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Joshua Iz drops 2am heat on Know The Truth

No one makes the bass go boom like Joshua Iz, and Know The Truth is the Chicago stalwart's new EP from his own Vizual label.
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Franck Roger is 44

Franck Roger emerged from lockdown with an eclectic new album. 5 Mag's Terry Matthew talks to the French deep house producer for his first ever 5 Mag interview.
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Ali Berger’s Bandcamp is a treasure trove of unreleased gems

You can never have enough Ali Berger records in your life but this Bandcamp discovery does its best to slake your thirst.
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Louie Vega & Josh Milan remix Sunburst Band’s “Listen Love”

Jon Lucien's classic covered by Dave Lee's Sunburst Band project with Wayne Hernandez on vocals.
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#MadeWithLove

Inside the new issue of 5 Mag with Solomun, Andrew Emil, Ultra Naté, Dam Swindle and more.
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Cinthie to remix Frankie Knuckles’ The Whistle Song

SoSure Music will be releasing a new remix of Frankie Knuckles' legendary "The Whistle Song" remixed by German deep house DJ and producer Cinthie. The record, which is listed for pre-order on SoSure's Bandcamp...

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