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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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There’s a new soccer team in town & it’s called the “Chicago House”

"Chicago House AC" begins competition in August 2021 and is presided over by, among others, the grandson of the White Sox owner during Disco Demolition Night.
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Amy Douglas is a singer, songwriter & professional bad influence

"Without singing, there is no me. I have no purpose, beyond singing and songwriting." Harold Heath profiles the powerhouse of talent that is Amy Douglas.
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Seven Davis, Jr: “I’ve been in self-induced lockdown since 2016”

"I've been a church boy, homeless street kid, corporate suit, addict..." Harold Heath profiles the multifaceted artist Seven Davis, Jr.
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After 29 years behind the mic, Joi Cardwell is still about the love

"My goal was to have a discography as long as Ella's." Joi Cardwell reflects on nearly three decades as dance music's go-to vocalist and answering an ad in the Village Voice to singing on "Club Lonely" from Lil Louis.
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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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#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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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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In The Wolf’s Lair: Inside WOLF Music with Harold Heath

Harold Heath talks to Matt Neale & Stu Clark of WOLF Music and finds out what it takes to run an underground record label without compromise.
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#TheTeardown Glo Phase on the Making of Permafrost

Glo Phase on analog recipes, Ableton and live basslines. His new Final Departure EP is out today from Whiskey Pickle.
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Rick Wade: Mike Huckaby Had a Gift for Teaching People. Including Me.

Rick Wade reflects on the life and career of Mike Huckaby, from working together at Record Time in the early 1990s, releasing records and DJing together.
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Mike Huckaby: A Production Primer

Thomas Cox on the "tight but focused" discography and musical evolution of a dance music icon, Mike Huckaby.
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#StayHomeDisco with Jus Tadi

Deep house DJ and producer and Closer To Truth recording artist Jus Tadi mixes a new #StayHome set for 5 Mag.
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#TheTeardown Lailah Reich & Moppy on the Making of Karya’s Don’t Stop

The Chicago/Detroit collaboration Karya on the making of their new EP, Don't Stop, out now with Dez Andres & Beyond Luck remixes.
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#TheTeardown Clavis on “Wirefire” and Making Music in a Time of Quarantine

Manuel Tur and Adrian Hoffman on the making of "Wirefire," title track of their new EP on Freerange.
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#StayHomeDisco Clive From Accounts April 2020 Mix

The mysterious cubicle dweller named Clive From Accounts is working from home these days, and is out with a new EP on Outplay and a new StayHomeDisco DJ mix for 5 Mag.
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#StayHomeDisco Peter Croce Live at Solfa Tokyo October 10 2019

DJing under lockdown with Rocksteady Disco's Peter Croce.
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#StayHomeDisco Donnell Knox House Mix Vol 1

DJing under lockdown with Detroit Techno and House legend Donnell Knox aka D-Knox.
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Soulphiction: 24/7 Love Affair

Released by Local Talk, 24/7 Love Affair is a 17 track story that takes you across various genres and atmospheres. Lauren Krieger talks to Soulphiction, the man who made it.
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Discograph: The Story of Dirt Crew Recordings

Dirt Crew still builds their brand on new discoveries, which has helped create one of the finest back catalogs of any deep house label in the world.
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15 Years of Dirt Crew – A 5 Mag Mix vol 90

Dirt Crew Recordings head Break 3000 plunders 15 years of the label's incomparable catalog for our latest 5 Mag Mix.

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The party never ended for the rich - or the superstar DJs capitalizing on slack lockdowns in Mexico.

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