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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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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

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Brawther mixes vol 1 of Sanctify, 5 Mag’s new Deep House series

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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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