Deep House

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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Cee ElAssaad: Evolve

Will Sumsuch meets Cee ElAssaad, Moroccan DJ and producer among a fresh cohort of electronic artists from North Africa and the Middle East with a singular sound.
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#ListenUp Ten City’s Love Is Love, remixed

Chicago duo DRAMA add original vox and pulsating electro-pop vibes to LOVE IS LOVE, the title track from Chicago house legends Ten City's forthcoming album.
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Wukah tells two tales of Chicago on the Fred Hampton EP

A nice brace of scratchy, vintage-sounding productions with a message from a new producer on the rise.
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Rissa Garcia – RISE vol 1 🙏

New weekly mix series from 5 Mag kicks off with our friend, NYC mainstay Rissa Garcia.
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Jimpster: Live At Last

Our favorite deep house producer & DJ talks COVID, Brexit and coming to Chicago ahead of his live show at Smartbar.
Tee Mango

The crazy, strange, wildly inventive music of Tee Mango

"Big Houser" is what it says it is: another brilliant house EP from Tee Mango.
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Premiere: Turbojazz ft. Dave Giles II – Stay Balanced [Last Forever Records]

Italy and Chicago meet and the result, as you might expect, is... tasty. Chicago MC Dave Giles II meets Italian DJ and producer Turbojazz on STAY BALANCED, the third single from Turbojazz's forthcoming album.
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Theo Parrish drops a superb album mix for DJ Kicks: Detroit Forward

Filled with surprising twists and tasty juxtapositions, Theo Parrish's DJ Kicks is one of the strongest DJ mixes I've heard this year.
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ZG is Zansika Lachhani and Grant, and their debut album is an out-of-nowhere masterpiece

Coming just at the end of 2022, ZG is a new project of blindingly beautiful work and one of the best albums of the year.
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Byron The Aquarius hits the melodic sweet spot on Akira

Hazy, heavy, house music delivered with a light touch on Byron's first solo EP from Heist.
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Kater Blau resident Peter Schumann’s esoteric “House Magic”

Dope tracks from Kater Blau resident DJ Peter Schumann and record label Sound of Berlin. "House Magic" is more esoteric than hocus pocus hand tricks, built around a centrifuge of swirling synths, a bubbling organ riff and steady, crispy percussion that steadies the spine.
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Detroit savant Jon Dixon shines on Vocal Sessions Vol 1

Here to remind you that Detroit continues to serve as one of the interstellar nurseries of phenomenal talent in electronic music. Witness: Jon Dixon.
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Dam Swindle on 10 years of Heist, where the swindling never stops

Rees Urban meets Dam Swindle, looking back over 10 years of Heist Recordings with a 3 part series of their greatest hits and some new takes on them.
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Esoterica: Sumsuch meets Black Loops

Black Loops, the Italian deep house producer and ex-drummer, on Freerange, moving to Berlin and the proper incantations of studio magic.
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Crooked Man & Foremost Poets remix Greg Foat’s Psychosynthesis

Low frequency oscillations abound on these Greg Foat remix packages from Foundation Music.
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#ListenUp Black Loops – Higher Remixed

An Aterral reissue on black wax of Black Loops' 2017 release featuring remixes by Hugo LX and DJOKKO.

A Night We Dream Of: Reelsoul & Spen remix Ronnie Herel and Omar

Featuring the voice of UK soul hero Omar "A Night We Dream Of" is the new single from a true industry stalwart, Mr. Ronnie Herel.
Cosmic Rhythm Come With Me

Choice cuts of Italian house from Cosmic Garden on “Come With Me”

Nico Lahs aka Cosmic Garden has an energy to his tracks, the same kind of energy I hear in records made by Chez Damier and Brawther and not a whole lot of others. Come With Me is an unapologetic ode to the authentic sound of Italy's underground deep house scene.
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Kaidi Tatham remixes Get Up from Roy Ayers & Kyoto Jazz Massive

When these three names appear on a record we should probably take note of it. Live bass and percussion meet soul-to-soul with Kaidi Tatham's broken beat sound on this remix from Message From A New Dawn.
La Deep Danford EP

Nordic Trax Heads south with La Deep & the Danford EP

Moody, deep, nodding stuff from South African producer La Deep especially the title track which seems to shake with powerful vibes like a hunk of thorium.

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“Everyone is About to Feast on the Beast”

A who's who of classic Chicago House artists have launched a legal strike to reclaim their rights from Trax Records. A reckoning over the past has been a long time coming...
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Glenn Davis – RISE vol 2

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Cee ElAssaad: Evolve