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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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Dam Swindle: Nod to the Classic

Dam Swindle teardown their remixes of Gino Soccio, First Choice, Double Exposure and more from their two volume set of Salsoul remixes.
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Andrew Emil: “The Creation Should Be The Reward”

Andrew Emil on his unique musical odyssey and compiling the edits for the gargantuan Chicago Sessions LP for S&S Records.
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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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#MadeWithLove

Inside the new issue of 5 Mag with Solomun, Andrew Emil, Ultra Naté, Dam Swindle and more.
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Paul Johnson has passed away

There will never be another Paul Johnson. Ever.
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Chasing Motown: Josh Milan & the making of Honeycomb Music

After the demise of Blaze, Josh Milan built Honeycomb Music into a model for the modern soulful house label. His motto: do it or die trying.
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#TheTeardown Making The Spaces Between’s “Ghosts” with Terry Farley & Ashley Beedle

F*CLR's latest black wax masterpiece is a transcontinental séance featuring the combined talents of Terry Farley, Wade Teo, Ian Snowball, Harry Dennis — and a reunited Black Science Orchestra.
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Detroit’s finest: Charivari festival returns in August with its best line-up yet

Returning August 13, 14 & 15: all of your hero's heroes will be in Detroit for Charivari, the homegrown midwest festival.
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Reaching a little bit higher: Jackie Queens

Based in South Africa, Jackie Queens says she has a song for every moment in her life. Before she's done there will be a Jackie Queens song for yours, too.
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#Rejuvenate – inside the new 5 Mag

Franck Roger, Ed Nine, Rodney Baker, Berlin under lockdown and more in the new issue of 5 Mag, out now.
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Chicago House pioneer Rodney Bakerr has died

Rodney Baker, known professionally as Rodney Bakerr and the brilliant artist behind early Chicago label Rockin' House passed away last week.
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Ashley Beedle mixes SANCTIFY vol 2

The next installment of 5 Mag's SANCTIFY deep house series featuring a mix from the legendary Ashley Beedle.
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Michel Baumann aka Soulphiction has died

Founder of Philpot and maker of wonderful things, Michel Baumann aka Soulphiction aka Jackmate has passed away after reporting a month ago he was undergoing chemotherapy.
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Dance Loud: This Moment & The Next

Chicago electronic music duo Dance Loud survived adversity to release their best work. After "The Moment," they're just getting started.

Black Motion: the Last Chapter & a New Beginning

5 Mag cover story with South African duo Black Motion, on 10 years of healing music and international acclaim: "This is a new dawn for the African artist."

#DieTrying – Inside the new 5 Mag

Josh Milan, Ashley Beedle, Terry Farley, Jackie Queens and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag.
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This is some Detroit Fire: vocalist Nikki O on Rough, Rugged, Raw

Detroit vocalist Nikki O has left her mark on some of the best deep house records of the last fifteen years.
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Brawther on the Start of the End

The French DJ/producer and 5 Mag friend on surviving and maybe thriving in the post-COVID music industry.
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Louie Vega & Kenny Dope are relaunching Masters At Work

Remastered catalog titles, mixes from the vault & the first new MAW single in more than 20 years, "Mattel," out April 2, 2021.
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Brawther mixes vol 1 of Sanctify, 5 Mag’s new Deep House series

SANCTIFY is 5 Mag's new deep house DJ mix series focusing on back-to-basics deep house and volume 1 is mixed by French maestro Brawther.

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New issue of 5 Mag with Rahsaan Patterson, Ka§par, Harold Heath's 2021 rewind, Jeff Mills & Kraftwerk on soundtracking Metropolis and more.

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