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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.

Louie Vega: Music Is A Family

Fresh from his seventh Grammy nomination, Louie Vega talks to 5 Mag's Krystal Rodriguez in a must read interview on Loleatta, Sylvester, Elements of Life, his NYC Disco album and uniting three generations of dance music.

Gene Hunt: The 5 Magazine Interview

I WANT TO INTRODUCE you to a guy - you might already know him. in fact, I'm sure you've met him before. If you've been to more than one House Music event at any...
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Todd Edwards: The 5 Magazine Interview

You know a Todd Edwards song when you hear it. And his contributions to the UK Garage scene from the early '90s onwards continues to impress.
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Stream: Roy Davis Jr, Robert Owens and an All Star Cast on Slide

  Nearly any record with Robert Owens behind the mic is gonna be dubbed "soulful", but an original production from Roy Davis Jr (on the cover of 5 Mag Issue #102) and a massive array...
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Blue Mondays: Vinyl Ain’t Vintage Vol 1

A rallying cry from two guys that make beautiful but fun Deep House.

#ListenUp Niko Marks Has Gotta Bang on CARNAL

Among Detroit's finest, Niko Marks' new release CARNAL (Vocal Mixes) is like a foot in the face in the name of funk.
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Dennis Ferrer: Catch Him If You Can

Resting on your laurels will never be his catch phrase. In fact, Dennis Ferrer is so ahead of the game, it's impossible to keep up with him. Both blessed and cursed with a monster...
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First Look at Brawther’s Endless LP on Balance

Brawther has opened the kimono on the tracklist of Endless, his quasi-album/compilation to be released on 3x12" vinyl and on CD by Chicago's Balance in April. Endless made up of material from Brawther's previous Balance...

Dennis Ferrer: The Red Room

This is old school in distribution, not in sound. Dennis Ferrer seeded this in the hands of a select few for several months - almost since WMC 2010, it seems - and it's finally...
Todd Terry

Todd Terry: The 5 Magazine Interview

Todd Terry is an icon in House Music. He also has quite a history that many don't know about. He did production on the Jungle Brothers' "I'll House You" - a tune that people...

DJ Lego Interview

DJING SINCE HE WAS 11 years old, Chicago's own Rafael "Légo" Rodriguez is now one of the most sought after djs and producers in the world. His Monday night Boom Boom Room, going on...
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Garrett David’s A New Room on Gramaphone Records

The good people of Chicago really don’t need an Englishman to talk to them about a local institution like Gramaphone Records, any more than I might require your advice on how to make a...
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Chez Damier, Eddie Leader and Tomson Team Up for I Am With You

Hudd is ten years into this, and Eddie Leader really isn't the same guy that he was at the start. I don't know if that applies to him personally, but as an artist and...

MK Recreates a Remix on Camera for Native Instruments

File Under: Educational. Promoting Native Instruments' Maschine, MK walks us through the process of creating his remixes for Storm Queen's (aka Morgan Geist) 2010 smash "Look Right Through".  
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Two New Spencer Kincy Mixes

Nick Calingaert has posted up a couple of new mixes -- more than three and a half hours -- of previously unknown (to the internet anyway) sets from Spencer Kincy aka Gemini. People We Love Spencer...

Dave Miller ft. Kelly Hayden: Winding Rhodes EP

Dave Miller puts together four slabs of heavy Deep House here, built largely around the strong vocal of Kelly Hayden. "Take What You Want" is a fierce tune - catchy, soulful, danceable - basically...

The Best Track Dusky Never Released

It's one of the hottest tracks of the last two years, and it's never been released. "Sunsets & Dolphins" is the "lost" single from UK duo Dusky (Nick Harriman and Alfie Granger-Howell). It had...
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Urulu & Steve Huerta: 25 Cent Color EP

This record is incredibly sexy - something that never goes out of style and inevitably gets better with age. Knowing nothing about Urulu and Steve Huerta, hearing the music and observing track names...

Aaron-Carl, Detroit Producer, Label Owner, and DJ, Passes Away

Aaron's music is universal, and in a sense belongs to the world now, but will always, always, always be rooted in Detroit

Atnarko: Violent Sky (Dance:Revolt)

It's pretty crass to say that what makes a track stand out from the pack is that it's about something, but it's true, and so is the implication that most have nothing to say....

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25 years of Compost Records, the most important electronic music label of the last 25 years, plus Soulphiction, Marco Faraone and more inside the latest issue of 5 Mag, out now.
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